MILWAUKEE Yovani Gallardo was trying to break through in a couple of ways Monday afternoon.
First, the Brewers right-hander was trying to win for the first time in his fourth career Opening Day start. His opponent? The only National League team he's never beaten: Colorado.
Neither of the two happened, but Gallardo is alright with that. Though he scuffled with command and left after five innings with his team trailing 3-1, he can put all that behind him because his team found a way to win.
"Who cares about the way I pitch as long as we win," Gallardo said. "That's the way I look at it. Obviously I wanted to do better and get deeper into the game but overall the main thing is getting the W."
It was apparent from the start that Gallardo didn't have his best stuff. His fastball velocity was sitting around 90 to 91 miles per hour, and the Rockies were squaring up even on the outs he was recording.
Gallardo gave up multiple hits in all five of his innings and allowed 10 total in his...