September 1, 2014

Thornburg finishes strong in Brewers defeat

The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-2 last night, but rookie pitcher Tyler Thornburg was solid in his final start of the season.

Thornburg pitched a season high 7-innings and struck out a career high eight, giving the Brewers another strong outing to consider when deciding who will make up the starting rotation in 2014.

Thornburg finished the season with a 3-1 record and 2.04 ERA, striking out 38 over 66 2/3 innings.

AUDIO: Thornburg wants to prove people wrong :15

The Brewers got out in front early when Nori Aoki doubled to right and Jonathan Lucroy singled him home.  Jeff Bianchi drove in the Brewers other run with a solo home run.

Thornburg had gone six innings in each of his first six starts, before stretching last nights outing to 7-innings.

Andrelton Simmons singled home the game winning run in the 11th for the Braves, driving in Justin Upton with the game winner.

Kyle Lohse (10-10, 3.51) pitches for the Brewers tonight.  Paul Maholm (10-10, 4.44) goes for the Braves in the series finale.