When things don’t go your way the easy thing to do is complain. After an outstanding outing in his major league debut, Tyler Cravy was almost instantly sent back down to AAA Colorado Springs. It was a move made out of necessity by the Milwaukee Brewers given the make-up of the major league roster at the time.
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But instead of pouting and complaining, Cravy showed again exactly why he was promoted in the first place in his return back to Colorado. Cravy went six inning in his first start back, allowing zero runs and striking out three in route to a 4-0 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers.
By again delivering in this outing, Cravy showed that his strong outing against St. Louis was no fluke. By keeping the Omaha bats quiet, Cravy was able to lower his ERA, which was over five as early as May 15th, to a vastly improved 3.60. Including his start in Milwaukee it was his fourth straight quality start of the season.
With the team headed into a rebuild and spots expected to be open soon, Cravy will simply need to continue what he has been doing for the better part of the past two seasons. Last year, he was incredible during the first half of the season in Brevard County going 8-1 with a 1.72 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a WHIP of just 0.87. This season, after a rocky start, he has looked like he is returning to form. He has not only steadily lowered his AAA ERA, but he has also a very respectable WHIP of 1.25 and opponents are batting just .237 against him.
It didn’t seem fair that Cravy got sent back after such a strong performance, but his first outing back shows that he will be more than ready to answer the bell when called upon again. He has proven everything he can so far at the minor league level, now it is just time to wait his turn again to return back to the major league roster.
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