Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Burns Called Back Up As Bush Heads to DL

Mike Burns will get another shot at the big leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers, only this time he will be doing so as a start. Burns has been again recalled from Nashville to start on Thursday against the Twins in place of Dave Bush. Bush, who has been struggling mightily as of late, is headed to the DL with a fatigued arm.

On a related topic, I love how you can just send people to the DL these days with made-up reasons. Fatigued arms is obviously just another name for "sucking right now", so kudos to the Brewers for thinking of this. Bush definitely could use a few starts off, and then hopefully he can rebound in time for the second half.

Burns did well in his previous stint with the Crew, known for the time he came in for Manny Parra against the Marlins and threw four shut-out innings (earning a TBC Player of the Game no less!). I'd think the Brewers would hope for something like a five inning, three earned run performance from Burns on Thursday and hope that the offense can muster something up. Burns did well in his first outing though, so who knows what he'll deliver this week.

With that hole filled, the Brewers are still looking to fill the void in the pitching rotation on Saturday. That was to be Parra's next start in the rotation, but it looks as though Seth McClung may get a spot start. That is just speculation though as of now.

The Crew is back in action tonight against the Twins, first pitch 7:05pm.


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