As the Milwaukee Brewers evaluate potential rotation options during the final month of the season, Yovani Gallardo has his spot sewn up. But that doesnt mean the final month of the season isnt important to the right-hander.
Gallardo has had a year to forget thus far, both on and off of the field. An arrest for DUI in April got his season off on the wrong foot and Gallardo has had a puzzling season on the mound.
With five or six starts remaining, Gallardo is looking at the rest of the season as a chance to get on track and head into the offseason feeling good about the way he is throwing the ball. He's tossed two straight quality starts since coming off the disabled list.
"It's very important," Gallardo said. "It hasn't been the year that I wanted to have, but that's in the past. Just focus on this fresh start and today was a good step forward for the last month or month and a half of the season. However many starts I have, just go out there and finish off strong and be consistent."