Charleston Southern product Tyler Thornburg turned in a solid start performance in his second career start to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
Thornburg struck out five in 4.2 innings of work in his second major league start. He left the game with a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth, one out shy of being in position for his first major league win. He struck out the first two batters he faced in the fifth before issuing a two-out walk to David Freese.
Thornburg made his first career start in June against Toronto. He also struck out three in two innings of relief against Pittsburgh last weekend. He has struck out eight in his last 6.2 innings of work for the Brewers.
The Brewers called up Thornburg again last week after he piled up a 9-1 record in Huntsville (AA) and Nashville (AAA) with a 3.06 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 80 innings pitched.