From Robin To Rickie

April 8, 2006

Bush League Performance

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Schmid @ 9:25 am

Well, the Brewers are 4-0 for the first time since 1987. What does that mean? Not much at this point in the season, especially when the Pirates are currently 0-5, but I'm not complaining.

Dave Bush looked great last night: W, 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. His ground ball/fly ball outs were 11-3 and his strike percentage was 69.32%. As a quote from New Yost mentioned in the Journal Sentinel today "You pitch to contact with your good stuff. You want to go out there, let them hit the ball early in the count to one of your defenders, get the out and move on." The Brewers also turned three doubple plays to get Bush out of jams.

We didn't see the broadcast because Jamie and I were at the game, but it appeared that Bush was using a variety of arm angles and pitches to keep the Diamondbacks off balance. He seemed to be utilizing what appears to be some sort of slurve. It will dive down late and cause the batter to swing over the top of it. Other than the home run to Gonzalez, he seemed to be in control the whole game.

This is great to see because even with the soon return of Ben Sheets, the Brewers can always use the pitching depth in case someone goes down. Now if we can just get Prince Fielder and Brady Clark going, we'll be all right.


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