After 15 starts at Triple-A Nashville, Tyler Thornburg was 0-9 with a 5.79 era. Last night, Thornburg was making his fifth start since being called up by the Milwaukee Brewers and he beat the Cardinals 5-3.
Thornburg went 6 solid innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, improving to 2-1 with a 1.50 era. He’s allowed just 5 runs in 30 innings of work in Milwaukee.
His teammate in Nashville and now in Milwaukee, Sean Halton, drove in three runs with a rbi single and a two-run homer.
The loss for the Cardinals dropped them into a first-place tie with the Cardinals atop the NL Central.
The Brewers return home to open a 10-game home stand. They’ll play the Cincinnati Reds in the first of a three-game series tonight. Kyle Lohse (9-9, 3.59) pitches for Milwaukee. Cincinnati sends Mat Latos (14-5, 3.02) to the mound.