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30 Tyler Thornburg RP
Height/Weight: 5-11/189 | Birthdate: 9/29/1988 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 17/12 | Average Draft Position: 271.74
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Tyler Thornburg earns win with two scoreless innings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg picked up the win in his team's 9-4 victory over the Phillies Wednesday after pitching two perfect innings in which he struck out two batters.

Thornburg (2-0) has enjoyed a fine start to the season, giving up just one earned run in six innings while striking out seven and walking none. He could end up in the rotation at some point this season, but he's a fine late-inning option for now.


Tyler Thornburg gets the win in relief


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg picked up his first win of the season Saturday, in a 7-6 extra-innings win over the Red Sox.

Thornburg pitched a scoreless top of the 10th to earn the win, as the Brewers scored in the top half of the 11th to take the lead. He needed just eight pitches to finish out his inning, striking out one before earning the win.

Thornburg has allowed one run on two hits in two innings of work through the season's first week, with two strikeouts and one win. 


Tyler Thornburg, Wei-Chung Wang earn bullpen roles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Brewers announced Tuesday pitchers Wei-Chung Wang and Tyler Thornburg will be part of the opening day bullpen. Thornburg will serve as a long reliever instead of going to Triple-A to stretch out as a starter.

Brewers waiting to announce plans for Tyler Thornburg


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Sunday the team has decided what to do with pitcher Tyler Thornburg. Unfortunately, Roenicke didn't reveal the decision to the media, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Brewers will either stick Thornburg in the bullpen or send him back to the minors to work as a starter.


Brewers mulling bullpen or minors for Tyler Thornburg


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) The Brewers are deciding whether or not pitcher Tyler Thornburg will be better served pitching out of the bullpen or opening the season in the rotation at Triple-A Nashville, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"It's what we think will help our team, for one, if it's best to have him in our bullpen," manager Ron Roenicke said Monday. "Knowing that he is going to be stretched out long enough, we feel if he has to make a spot start for us he still can do it.

"That's why we've been stretching him out, so no matter which way we go with this, we feel like if he is with us we can still use him in that role."


Tyler Thornburg roughed up by Reds in second start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg got hit hard in Saturday's Cactus League start against the Reds.

Thornburg, who made his second start of the spring, got off to a slow start, surrendering three runs in the first, including a two-run home run to Chris Heisey. He allowed seven runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out one over 2 2/3 innings pitched. He has permitted nine earned runs over 11 2/3 innings pitched this spring.

Tyler Thornburg works past early struggles


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg took a no-decision on Sunday against the Cubs in Cactus League play.

Thornburg surrendered a two-run home run to Justin Ruggiano in the opening frame before settling down. He allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two over four innings pitched. He has allowed five runs over his first nine innings of work this spring.

Brewers no longer have need for rotation competition


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) With Matt Garza agreeing to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Brewers that doesn't bode well for some of the younger starting pitchers -- Tyler ThornburgJohnny Hellweg, Jimmy Nelson and Will Smith -- who were competing for the final spot in the team's rotation.

"I know it stinks for one of the young guys who was going to be competing for that extra spot, but they’ll have their opportunities," Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse said. "This helps out the rotation a lot, I think. It’s a good thing for us."


Brewers hoping Tyler Thornburg takes hold of rotation spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg is going to get the chance in spring training to show he can win the fifth spot in the team's rotation, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"We had the development of (Wily) Peralta, which was a huge step for us. I'm hoping that the development of Thornburg will take place as well," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said. "He's deserving of having that opportunity. We have to do that with our younger players and be patient. Sometimes, it's tough to be patient."


Tyler Thornburg sharp in no-decision


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg took a no-decision Tuesday as Milwaukee dropped the game at Atlanta. Thornburg was quality on his part for the Brewers.

Thornburg gave up just two earned runs on seven hits and one walk over seven outstanding innings. He threw 96 pitches and struck out eight batters for Milwaukee. Thornburg now has an ERA of 2.03 on the year.

The 24-year-old moved to 3-1 his last time out with six shutout innings in a win over Chicago. He's proven a solid starting option for the Brewers but may not get another start this year.


Tyler Thornburg continues to thrive as starter


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg received plenty of support Wednesday against the Cubs, as he earned an easy 7-0 win.

Thornburg tossed six shutout innings for his part, limiting the Cubs to just two hits and two walks. He struck out four, while throwing 54 of 91 pitches for strikes. Thornburg improved his record to 3-1, while lowering his ERA to 1.96 in 59 2/3 innings.

Thornburg has made six starts this season, allowing just five runs in 36 innings of work. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Braves.   


Tyler Thornburg earns second win of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg (2-1) turned in a solid performance as he earned the win Thursday night against the Cardinals. The right-hander surrendered two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings of a 5-3 victory.

Thornburg has allowed two earned runs in each of his last two starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at home against the Cubs. He tossed six scoreless innings in his previous start against the Cubs on July 30.

Tyler Thornburg starting Wednesday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg is expected to make his next start on Wednesday against St. Louis, FOX Sports reports.

Thornburg started against Pittsburgh a few days ago and allowed just two earned runs on six hits over six innings with three walks and four strikeouts. He has a 2.08 ERA on the season to go with his 1-1 record over 47 2/3 innings with 30 Ks.

Tyler Thornburg pitches well, but suffers first defeat


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg tossed six strong innings Monday against the Pirates, but still took his first loss of the season in a 5-2 defeat. Thornburg (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out four in six innings.

Thornburg allowed a pair of RBI singles to Jose Tabata in the third and fifth inning. He left trailing 2-1, and Pittsburgh broke open the game with a three-run seventh inning.

Thornburg's next scheduled start is for Sunday against the Cubs.


Brewers tab Tyler Thornburg for Monday's start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) The Brewers have named Tyler Thornburg as the starter for Monday's game against the Pirates, MLB.com reports. The move bumps Tom Gorzelanny to the bullpen.

Thornburg is 1-0 with a 1.99 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 25:18 K:BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings over 13 appearances (three starts).


Brewers move Tyler Thornburg to the bullpen


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) The Brewers have moved pitcher Tyler Thornburg to the bullpen, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Thornburg ends up as the one bumped to get Yovani Gallardo back in the rotation despite allowing just three runs (one earned) in three starts this season. He owns a 1.60 ERA in 37 1/3 innings for Milwaukee but struggled this season with Triple-A Nashville, where he recorded a brutal 5.79 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. He could find his way back into the rotation this season and will likely compete for a 2014 opening day rotation spot.


Tyler Thornburg bumped to bullpen


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) The Brewers announced Saturday that rookie pitcher Tyler Thornburg will be moving from the rotation to the bullpen. Thornburg had allowed just one earned run in 18 innings over three starts, but the Brewers have Yovani Gallardo returning from the disabled list Saturday, creating the need for an extra spot in the rotation.

Manager Ron Roenicke was unwilling to commit to Thornburg as a starter or reliever moving forward in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, but hinted the organization may see him more as an option out of the bullpen down the line.

"When you talk about Thornburg, yeah I think it's important to see him but whether he ends up as a starter because we need a starter or he ends up in the bullpen," he said. "We've liked him out of the bullpen. I know he has started and had some nice games for us but I don't think you can forget about what he did in Triple-A (0-9, 5.79 ERA in 15 starts).

"Three or four starts, it's hard to tell on somebody.


Tyler Thornburg strong again in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg tossed a quality start Wednesday, but had to settle for a no-decision in a 5-4 loss to the Rangers.

Thornburg limited the Rangers to just two runs -- one earned -- over six innings of work, his third quality start in a row. He left the game in line for a win, his first since June 8, however the bullpen faltered after he left the game.

Thornbug allowed his one earned run on five hits and three walks, while striking out two batters. He threw 51 of 91 pitches for strikes in the game, as his ERA fell to 1.69 on the season.

Thornburg has made three starts so far, all of which have seen him go six innings with one or fewer runs allowed. He is scheduled to make his next start Monday against the Cardinals.


Tyler Thornburg to face Rangers Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) The Brewers announced a small change to their rotation plans Saturday, as Tyler Thornburg has had his next start scheduled for Wednesday against the Rangers Thursday.

Thornburg has yet to allow a run in 12 innings over two starts with the Brewers. 


Tyler Thornburg solid again in no-decision


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Brewers starter Tyler Thornburg was once again solid Monday during his outing in San Francisco. He settled for a no-decision as the one unearned run he allowed stood up and he left the game tied at one run apiece.

Thornburg allowed just a fielder's choice RBI from Gregor Blanco in the fourth inning. Otherwise he was stout as he gave up just seven hits and two walks over six innings. He threw 102 pitches and struck out four batters.

Thornburg, who has a 1-0 record and 1.78 ERA after eight appearances and two starts, has given up just one unearned run in those starts spanning 12 innings with 10 Ks. Now that Thornburg is a regular member of the Brewers' starting rotation, he'll make his next appearance Saturday at Seattle.

Tyler Thornburg steps into Brewers' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2013) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said pitcher Tyler Thornburg will replace Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) in the team's rotation. Thornburg is scheduled to make his next start Monday against the Giants.

Tyler Thornburg goes six strong in spot start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) Tyler Thornburg tossed six scoreless innings in his first start of the season for a no-decision as the Brewers beat the Cubs in Game 2 of a doubleheader Tuesday night. The right-hander allowed four hits and three walks in a 3-2 victory.

Thornburg will likely head back to the bullpen. He owns a 2.22 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 24 1/3 innings for Milwaukee.

Tyler Thornburg to start in doubleheader


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) The Brewers confirmed Monday pitcher Tyler Thornburg will start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. Thornburg has yet to make a start in 2013, but he has a 5.14 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in three career MLB starts.

Tyler Thornburg to get spot start Tuesday


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) The Brewers are expected to give pitcher Tyler Thornburg a spot start in one of the games in Tuesday's doubleheader, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The 24-year-old owns a 2.95 ERA in 18 1/3 innings out of the bullpen for Milwaukee.

Tyler Thornburg shines in relief


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2013) Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg was recalled with the intention of working out of the bullpen, but he handled a starter's load Sunday against the Pirates.

Thornburg entered the game in the second inning, following a 2 hour, 20 minute rain daily, and threw five scoreless innings. Thornburg allowed two hits and a walk while throwing 82 pitches. He struck out two and took a no-decision in a 2-1, 14-inning loss.

Thornburg has pitched nine innings in three relief appearances, allowing seven hits and no runs.