Originally posted on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 6/19/13
In 163 major league starts  - (so far, just a bit over 1,000 IP) - Yovani Gallardo has never had any history of arm-related injuries. The Milwaukee Brewers 27-year-old right hander has surpassed the 200 IP mark in each of his last 2011 & 2012 seasons. If you recall, he was shut down in 2009 due to a worry about his workload during his age 23 season, and, in 2010, he missed a couple of starts after having endured an oblique strain on July 4th against the Cardinals. He came back on July 22nd. He's always been an effectively wild starter, averaging 43.9% of pitches thrown in the strike zone. But he strikes hitters out at a nice clip, and is always good for a mid-3.00s ERA, year in and year out. He hadn't been his normal self, for the majority of the current season, something that might be explained by a lower fastball velocity and a much, much lower K% than his normal career 23.6% In fact, at 18.6%, it is currently below league average (which is 18.9% for NL starters), as well ...
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