The Milwaukee Brewers' struggles this month include a pair of subpar outings from Yovani Gallardo, and his latest was his shortest of the season.
The Brewers are hoping their ace can get untracked by continuing his dominance of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Milwaukee (16-21) has dropped 10 of 12 this month and is 1-4 on this 10-game road trip.
It appeared the Brewers were turning things around after opening this four-game series with Monday's 5-1 win, but they followed that up by squandering a two-run lead to fall 4-3 in 12 innings the next day.
Turning to Gallardo (3-2, 4.70 ERA) would seem to be an ideal chance to bounce back, but he's 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA over his last two starts after concluding April by winning three in a row with a 2.29 ERA.
The final game of that stretch was a 10-4 home win over Pittsburgh (22-17) on April 29, when he allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings opposite Wandy Rodriguez, who is scheduled to oppose him again.
Despite that succe...