Found September 13, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
Many have tried without much luck to point to a reason why Tyler Thornburg has quickly gone from a struggling Triple-A pitcher to a consistent major-league starting pitcher. Somehow the same pitcher who was 0-9 with a 5.79 ERA in 15 Triple-A starts has flourished in his opportunity in the big leagues. Thornburg continued the trend Thursday by allowing two runs over six innings to pick up his first career win as a starting pitcher in Milwaukee's 5-3 victory in St. Louis. In five starts this season, Thornburg has allowed just five earned runs over 30 innings for a 1.50 ERA. "Honestly, it's great," Thornburg said. "I think if we would have ended the season after 15 starts I would have been probably killing myself all offseason. It's huge. I'm going to try and have the best possible last couple of starts and really give myself an opportunity going into next year." With so many other options pushing for a pair of open spots in Milwaukee's rotat...
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