Found June 19, 2012 on Brewers Bar:
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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