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Brewers 0, Cardinals 1: Offense spoils Cravy debut

Tyler Cravy was great, but the Brewers offense couldn't muster any support.

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Win: Lance Lynn (4-4)
Loss: Tyler Cravy (0-1)
Save: Rosenthal (16)

HR: None

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Chart

Yup, this feels more like the kind of game I would expect in 2015. After the Brewers shut out the Cardinals to win 1-0 and spoil a great start by Jaime Garcia yesterday, the Cardinals decided to return the favor with a 1-0 win over Milwaukee that spoiled a fantastic major league debut from Tyler Cravy.

Cravy, the Brewers 17th round pick in 2009, pitched seven innings and allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out six St. Louis batters. The lone run against him came in the second inning when Randal Grichuk doubled then came in on a Mark Reynolds single. An absolutely sterling debut for Cravy, who had a 4.04 ERA in Triple-A after a spectacular 2014 season.

Unfortunately, Milwaukee was held fast by Lance Lynn, who allowed five hits over 7.2 frames of work. In fact, the Brewers only really threatened in the ninth when Trevor Rosenthal allowed a pair of singles while getting just one out. However, with runners on the corners Aramis Ramirez grounded into a game-ending double play.

The Brewers and Cardinals will play one more tomorrow. First pitch is at 12:45 CT.