Baseball Star Arrested for DUI
Ironically, the star pitcher of the Brewers may have sampled a few too many brews himself during an off night and was arrested and charged with a DUI early on Tuesday morning. Right-handed starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, 27, was pulled over in Milwaukee country and tested at a blood alcohol content of .22 which is nearly three times the legal limit. Gallardo also failed his field sobriety test.
Gallardo has struggled this year with an ERA of 6.61 over his first three starts. His next scheduled turn in the rotation is Thursday and the Brewers have not announced if he will make that start. The team released a statement saying that they take the matter seriously and Gallardo understands the severity of his actions.
Yovani Gallardo has established himself over the last three seasons as the ace of the Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff. He is well known as a durable pitcher and has led the National League in games started over the last two years. He also is an accomplished batter, which is rare for a pitcher, and he has nine career home runs. Gallardo won 16 games last year for the Brewers while losing only nine with an ERA of 3.66 on the season.