Johnny Hellweg's first major league start tonight didn't exactly go as planned tonight, as he lasted just 1.2 innings against the Pirates. Tom Gorzelanny and Burke Badenhop each pitched multiple innings to fill in the gap and save some members of the bullpen, but the Brewers are likely to get another short start tomorrow with Donovan Hand on the mound so it made sense to call out for help.
That help will come in the form of Tyler Thornburg, a starter in the minors who made two long relief appearances for the Crew earlier this season. Thornburg last pitched for Nashville on Tuesday (tying a season-high with ten strikeouts), so he'll be on three days' rest if he's called upon tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Caleb Gindl returns to more consistent duty in AAA. He appeared in ten games for the Brewers and went 5-for-20 with a couple of walks and no extra base hits. His departure leaves the Brewers with three true outfielders on the roster: Norichika Aoki, Carlos Gomez and Logan Schafer. Sean Halton has also played some corner outfield in the minors, so he may very well be the top backup.