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Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images After several hours on the "probable pitchers" list without an announcement, the Brewers finally made it official around 1:30 today: Tyler Thornburg will be starting tonight in place of the injured Shaun Marcum. The 23 year-old Thornburg is the Brewers' 4th-best prospect, according to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus, and will be making the jump from AA Hunstville. (Thornburg was supposed to move up to AAA this weekend, but Marcum's elbow woes led to him being needed in Milwaukee.) It's awesome that Thornburg is getting this opportunity (and that Brewers fans get to see him pitch on a bigger stage), but it's hard to know what to expect on the mound. Thornburg certainly has the stuff to get major-league hitters out, but a lot of strange things -- good or bad -- can happen in the space of one outing, and the added pressure of major-league hitters, major-league ballparks, and the feelings and nerves that we really don...
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After some secrecy from Brewers manager Ron Roenicke on Monday night as to who would take Shaun Marcum's vacated start Tuesday, it appears, according to his high school baseball team's Twitter account, that big-time prospect Tyler Thornburg will take the hill for Milwaukee against the Blue Jays.
"Tyler Thornburg, Riverwood '07, 1st major league start Tues. June...
MILWAUKEE Tyler Thornburg hadn't pitched in ten days and was on his way to play in the Southern League All-Star game before getting the call up to start for the Brewers on Tuesday against Toronto.
So he turned his car around after a five-hour drive to Knoxville, made it to an airport, and made it to Milwaukee in a whirlwind, all the while anticipating his first-ever major league...
MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum, who was set to face off against his former team Toronto in Tuesday night's game, will miss his scheduled start due to tightness in his elbow, according to a tweet from the Brewers.
"Very disappointing," manager Ron Roenicke told reporters on Monday. "He has pitched great for quite a few starts now. He's...
MILWAUKEE After a season of mishaps, the Milwaukee Brewers might just be getting healthy.
On Tuesday, at least, it seemed that way, as Brewers manager Ron Roenicke updated the status of several injured playing, including newly hurting pitcher Shaun Marcum, who was scratched from his normal start on Tuesday due to elbow tightness.
While Marcum remained confident the injury is not...
MILWAUKEE Two weeks before the All-Star break, the Brewers and the Blue Jays got the chance to showcase their own rendition of the home run derby at Miller Park this week.
Ball after ball sailed into the bleachers in right field, left field, and center, as the three-game series ended with 16 total home runs between both teams.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he can't remember...
With two blown saves last week, Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford has blown as many saves (three), as he did in each of the last two seasons. The main culprit has been control issues which he had in the minor leagues but had not shown up in his first two major league seasons. With 17 walks through 25 1/3 innings of work, he is putting too many men on base to hold a one-run...
MILWAUKEE This moment was what Brett Lawrie had wanted from the beginning, from the day the Brewers had drafted him with the 16th overall pick in 2008. He stood at home plate at Miller Park on Monday night and watched the first pitch go through the strike zone and into the catcher's glove.
Then, as the next pitch crossed the plate, Lawrie slammed it into the deepest part of...
After initially ranking among the top three in All-Star voting for National League outfielders, Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun slipped to fourth place in the latest voting update, behind Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, who overtook him for the third spot.
At time of the latest update, Braun, who started the last four All-Star games for the NL squad, trailed Cabrera by 25,182 votes...
Yovani Gallardo pitched into the seventh inning, Ryan Braun hit one of Milwaukee's four homers and the Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Wednesday.
The Brewers bounced back from a demoralizing ninth-inning loss Tuesday night to take two out of three from the Blue Jays.
Gallardo (6-5) went 6 2-3 innings, giving up three runs and seven hits with two walks and seven strikeouts...
MILWAUKEE After tossing an impressive five innings in his major league debut, then running out of gas in a tough sixth inning, big-time prospect and Brewers right-hander Tyler Thornburg was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday afternoon.
Thornburg received a no-decision in his only action after skipping Triple-A in a call-up from Double-A Huntsville. He was scheduled to...