“And just like the prodigal son, I’ve returned”

“Wanna jump up in my Lamborghini Gallardo?”

Yovani Gallardo went out for the season on an awful play down at that miserable ivy patch on the northside. At the time, we were optimistic we would see him again in 2008.

 Let’s all hope he gets well soon… like, by September.

It was one of those boneheaded first base collision plays set off by Prince Fielder’s erratic fielding. I’ve seen city league softball players with a better sense of when to toss to your man covering, and I’ve grown pretty sick of his cutesy tag-the-runner-as-he-runs-up-the-base-path move. Prince was trying to pull that move on Reed Johnson – yeah, that guy, the one with the cracker-ass Scott Ian from Anthrax goatee. Fuck you, Reed Johnson – and Yo-G had to hurdle the both of them, landed funny, and tore his right ACL. He had just recovered from surgery on torn cartilage in his left knee. Imagine for a second the possibility of a starting rotation with a top three of (a healthy) Ben Sheets, CC Sabathia, and Yovani Gallardo.

But now he’s back, and from his last start, looks to be in good shape. If he can improve on those number – 4 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks to 7 strikeouts – the team will be in good shape. And when you hear him talk, and look in his eyes, there’s no nerves, no fear.

What’s a party without a little Pico de Gallardo?

 

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