MILWAUKEE -- His manager and his catcher both noticed it. There was something different about Yovani Gallardo on Thursday afternoon.
Pitching for the first time since he was charged with drunken driving early Tuesday morning, Gallardo was sharper than he's been all season. The right-hander not only picked up his first win of 2013 by allowing just one run in six innings, but he also hit a two-run home run in the second inning to help the Brewers win 7-2 and earn their first sweep of the Giants since 2008.
Entering the game with an 0-1 record and a 6.61 ERA, Gallardo showed the form that convinced the Brewers to make him their Opening Day starter in each of the past four seasons."He had a little different of a mindset coming into the game," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He went harder than he has in the other outings. That's not to say that he's not pitching hard in the other ones. He had a different look on his face today. He got after it.
"I think Yo had something to prove. He...