Dave Bush continued his great pitching this season and led the Brewers to their first sweep of the year, against a team not named the Pirates. Bush threw 7 great innings, allowing only 2 ER, needing 97 pitches. Like I’ve said before, Dave Bush really is an unsung hero on this year’s team. I think we can very easily say that he has been the 2nd best pitcher on the team. I was happy that Bush was finally rewarded with his second win of the year after his long string of no-decisions that the Brewers won after he had left the game. Good job Dave and keep it going!! The bullpen was again stellar, with the other unsung hero Mike DiFelice pitching a perfect 8th and Trevor again closing the door in the 9th. The offense again did most of its damage with the long ball. Billy Hall got it started with a 2-run blast and Prince hit his third homer of the series to break a 3-3 tie. Another thing that I think is important to note is that Mike Rivera came off the DL and continued to hit, going 2-3 with a pair of singles. I know that Kendall is hitting better as of late, but I still think Rivera deserves to be playing more than once every 5 games. The argument for Kendall has always been “he calls such a great game and pitchers love throwing to him.” I think that Dave Bush’s results so far this year speak to how Mike Rivera can call a game and I don’t hear Bush crying for Kendall. Do you? The Brewers now hit the road and it starts in St. Louis tonight. Here is a game preview:
My man Yovani takes the mound tonight for the Crew and hopefully gets the road trip off to a good start. You don’t need me to tell you how good Yo has been this year. He has pitched exactly how Brewers management hoped he would and more importantly how the Brewers team needs him to pitch to be a contender. I wish I could write more, but I feel like I would just be repeating stuff you already know. Kyle Lohse will go in the opener for the Cardinals. Last year in free agency, no club showed any interest in Lohse. The Cards picked him up late and in return he gave the Cards his best year ever. Lohse came out of the gates firing this year as well, starting the season 3-0 with a 1.97 ERA in his first 5 starts. However, his last two starts have been anything but good. Lohse has given up 13 runs in 10 1/3 innings in his last 2 starts. Lohse career numbers against the Brewers also aren’t very good (71 hits in 60 1/3 innings, 5.22 ERA). Lets hope both of these trends continue, Yovani rolls and the Crew gets the road trip off to a good start. Go Brewers!!