The last time Yovani Gallardo walked off the mound at Wrigley Field his frustrating season was about to take him to the disabled list. Back at the scene Sunday, Gallardo can only look back at the hamstring injury as the turning point in his season.
Gallardo allowed just a solo home run over seven innings in Milwaukee's 3-1 victory over the Cubs, lowering his ERA in his five starts since returning from the disabled list to 1.35.
"Yeah, obviously last time I was here it wasn't a good day," Gallardo said. "I just felt good. I was able to keep the ball down for the most part. I felt like I had a pretty good slider working today, too, to both sides of the plate."
At the time of the injury, Gallardo was in the midst of the most disappointing season of his career. The two weeks off seems to have rejuvenated the right-hander, as Gallardo has been much sharper with his command and much more efficient with his pitches.
He's now worked seven innings in each of his last three starts, allowing j...