Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Comeback Kid
Yovani Gallardo is as big a part of the Brewers future as Ryan Braun or any other young player. And on May 1st when Gallardo tore his ACL it looked like he would be done for the rest of 2008 and would have to wait to 2009 the year that with the impending loss of CC Sabathia and Ben Sheets to free agency would be the year Gallardo becomes the Brewers ace. Well Gallardo isn't your normal pitcher. He is a very special young talent with a tremendous work ethic and the heart of a champion. He has worked his ass off during rehab of the knee and after pitching numerous simulated games and taking batting practice today he will start tomorrow night against the Pirates. Wow! Now he will be on some kind of strict pitch count as well as having to take it easy at the plate and on the bases but with our rotation in shambles and still fighting to win this Wild Card and get to October baseball the addition of Yovani could be huge. If his teamates don't get some inspiration watching a guy pitch tomorrow night that less then 5 months ago tore his ACL I don't know what will. I'm not even too worried about his coming back to play even as important as he is to our future. With the way he works and if the Dr.'s, Trainers and GM Doug Melvin cleared him then he has to fine and the risk for injury has to be non existent. Go Brewers! and go Yovani Gallardo!