Originally written August 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Is it possible that straining a hamstring could be a good thing for a pitcher? You have to wonder after watching Yovani Gallardo's three starts since coming off the disabled list with that injury. The Milwaukee Brewers right-hander was solid again Thursday night tossing seven shutout innings against Pittsburgh to spark the Brewers to a 4-0 victory at PNC Park that allowed them to take two of three from the Pirates and complete a 4-2 trip that started in Cincinnati. In three starts since returning to action Gallardo has allowed just two earned runs in 191/3 innings which computes to a minuscule 0.93 earned run average. Prior to going on the DL Gallardo had struggled to an 8-9 record and 4.91 ERA. "It did (help) a little bit to be honest with you" Gallardo said of his time on the DL. "It took a little bit of the pressure off more mechanics-wise. I wanted to fix everything all at once (before that). That's tough to do when you're going out there every fiv...
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