Thursday, July 10, 2008

How Many Aces Does This Team Have?

Okay, the title might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it'd be tough to argue if Dave Bush keeps throwing gems like this one. Bush went 8 innings, gave up just 3 hits and no runs, and struck out an incredible 13 batters. This comes after a performance last Saturday where he also went 8 innings, giving up a run and striking out 7. Granted, his season ERA is still 4.39 and he's awful on the road, but you have to give it up to Dave Bush for the way he's been pitching lately.

I'm really not sure what it is, but I'd have to expect it has something to do with the fact he may be pitching for his job. Yost has tossed around the idea of a "pitching platoon", where Bush pitches at home and McClung pitches on the road. I'm not sure if that lack of consistency and routine would benefit either pitcher, but I don't see why that wouldn't be worth a shot.

But Bush couldn't worry about the future today, as he had the Colorado Rockies to face. The Brewers needed the win to salvage a series split, and they did so in commanding fashion. Corey Hart and J.J. Hardy each homered in the game, which added on to the 6 runs the team scored in the 4th inning. As my buddy Spidey says, "you know things are going well for the Brewers when Prince Fielder triples".

Next for the Crew is a weekend series against Cincinnati. I'll finally be able to make it to a game this year when I hit up the Saturday evening affair (had to get tickets that were standing room only!)

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Dave Bush

(AP Photo/Jeff Hanisch)


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