Thursday, May 27, 2010

19-28: Lindstrom wins game for Crew!

The Crew won a series at home! Hooray!

This, what I say, is true. Matt Lindstrom walked-in the winning run when Rickie Weeks was walked (full count) in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Sadly enough, the Brewers big 2 (Prince & Braun) were unable to deliver in the clutch. Both had a chance to win the game with RISP, but failed miserably. Fielder hit a moon shot to RF, only to have Hunter Pence pull it in on the warning track. Unbelievable. The magic has been missing for these two and their storied game-winning heroics.

*Rickie Weeks is starting to heat-up again. He went 2 for 3 and drove in a run.
*Carlos Gomez delivered in the clutch big time today! He drove in the tying run in the 9th. He had 2 hits (for 5) and 2 RBI.
*Casey McGehee had the best performance of the day by going 3 for 5, while driving in a run.
*Braun & Fielder both went o'fer....unreal.

Dave Bush made-right with Milwaukee's fans by tossing 5 solid innings. Granted, it's pathetic that he can only last that long on 102 pitches. I think I saw he had 32 pitches in the 1st inning. How does that happen? Anyways, Bushy did look good in 4 of the 5 innings; he gave up his customary couple of runs in the 1st inning and then stopped the bleeding after that.

Well, let's take a look at Mr. Bush and figure this out. Granted, I'm no expert in identifying problematic pattern....

So far in 2010 Bush has a 10.80 ERA in 9 games! 12 runs, 10 earned and 0 HR's. So, you will see from my findings below that he's at least keeping the damn ball in the park....but his ERA is insanely high.

Dave Bush, in 2009, gave up 17 Runs (all earned) total in the first inning and a 7.29 ERA
but was horrible in the 4th, 5th, and 7th innings (ERA around 9.00 in those innings alone). He also gave up 5 HR's in his 1st innings.

His 2008 campaign's 1st inning performance was as follows....
In 29 games he gave up 26 Runs (24 earned) with a 7.45 ERA. The third innings was his best with a 2.17 ERA in 29 Games. The 14 games where he lasted 7 innings, his ERA was excellent (1.50 ERA). Bush also gave up 8 HR's total in his 1st inning appearances. That's horrible.

2007 resulted in Bush having 31 appearances with a 8.13 ERA and 28 Runs (all 28 earned). He also gave up 4 HR's and 14 doubles.

It's a no-brainer that Bush is relaxed and at his best in innings 3-5.

What does this mean? Well, Dave Bush is horrible in the 1st inning. Anyone can see that.

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