Apr 16, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt (right) celebrates with catcher Jonathan Lucroy (far left) and center fielder Carlos Gomez as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey watches in the 3rd inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Brewer Daily News for April 17th: Gallardo’s DUI, Brewers win


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Early yesterday morning, Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested for drinking and driving. In the second bit of news, the Brewers (4-8) beat to the San Francisco Giants (9-5) last night.

Yovani Gallardo has had a rough start to the season and a DUI doesn’t help. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Gallardo, 27, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with drunken driving. At the time of his arrest, Gallardo had a blood alcohol limit of 0.22, which is nearly three times the legal limit in Wisconsin. Yesterday, Gallardo issued an apology:

“Obviously, last night, I made a bad decision,” he said. “You know, I made a mistake. I’m sure I’ve lost a lot of respect from a lot of fans, but I just want to apologize. I apologize to the fans, to my teammates, my family.” – via Brewers.com

While he was arrested, Gallardo will not serve jail time but instead will have to pay fines. His next scheduled start is tomorrow against the Giants’ Matt Cain. On the season, Gallardo is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA and has nine strikeouts.

Last night, the Brewers won 10-8 against the Giants. Wily Peralta started for Milwaukee and only lasted four innings while giving up six runs (five earned), seven hits, walked three and only struck out one. Mike Fiers came on in relief and gave up one run in 1 1/3 innings. Jim Henderson gave up one run, but still managed to get his second save of the season.

Barry Zito started for San Francisco and got absolutely blasted. Zito only pitched 2 2/3 innings while giving up nine runs, eight hits and struck out five. Brandon Kintzler got the win and Zito received the loss.

The Brewers offensively saw home runs from Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki. The team also saw a grand slam from Yuniesky Betancourt. Rickie Weeks contributed with a two-run ground rule double and Jonathan Lucroy had a two-run single.

Tonight the Brewers will take on the Giants in game two of the series at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Kyle Lohse for Milwaukee and Ryan Vogelsong for San Francisco.

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