If Tyler Cravy was nervous about his major league pitching debut, he certainly didn’t show it. The Brewers rookie held the St. Louis Cardinals to a run on four hits while walking two and striking out six in seven innings, unfortunately he got no offensive support in a 1-0 loss at Busch Stadium.
Cravy (0-1) was outdueled by Cardinal Lance Lynn, who held the Brewers scoreless for 7 2/3 innings.
Cravy entered the game with a 5-4 record and a 4.04 earned run average in nine starts at Class AAA Colorado Springs. But he had wins in his last three starts.
The Cardinals got their run in the second when Randal Grichuk doubled and scored on former Brewer Mark Reynolds’ two out single. It snapped a string of 19-scoreless innings by the Brewers pitching staff. [Read more…]