Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 7/31/12
Yovani Gallardo has acknowledged he's in the midst of the toughest stretch of his major league career. A start against the Houston Astros - a team wrapping up its worst month in franchise history - could be just what he needs. Gallardo looks to continue his dominance in the series Tuesday night and send the sputtering Astros to their 27th loss in 30 games. The Brewers (46-56) scored four runs in both the seventh and eighth innings in Monday's opener and hung on for an 8-7 victory -- just their second in 11 games. "We've had so many games like this that have gone against us," Corey Hart told the Brewers' official website. "Maybe this is the momentum we need." While Hart is looking for something positive to build on, Milwaukee essentially conceded the season by sending Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. That trade leaves Gallardo (8-8, 4.07 ERA) in charge of leading the rotation, but he hasn't looked the part lately. After allowing four runs and a season-high nin...
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