MILWAUKEE -- For the vast majority of his first six seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Yovani Gallardo has been a model of consistency.
The only pattern Gallardo has followed this season has been one of inconsistency. After another shaky start in Thursday afternoon's 10-8 loss to San Diego, Gallardo was puzzled as to why he can't put things together.
Coming off an outing in which he worked 6 13 scoreless innings against Miami last Saturday, Gallardo lasted just 3 23 innings Thursday, allowing six runs on eight hits.
"The ball was up in the zone from the first pitch of the game," Gallardo said. "I was just catching too much of the plate. It was definitely frustrating especially coming after the start I had against the Marlins. I was able to keep the ball down and mix in pitches (against Miami). To then go out there and the ball is up in the zone, I have to make an adjustment, and I wasn't able to do it today."
Gallardo has made over 30 starts with an ERA no higher than 3.84 in each ...