Dave Bush has been horrible over his past 5 starts. I mean, let's not forget his horrific showing at Target Shopping Center in Minneapolis last month where the guy let open the flood gates.'
Well, last night he was game-tight and able to lead the Crew to a 7-1 win over the always dangerous Angels. Watching this game last night was like going back in time when the Crew was in the American League Central and they were playing Devon White and the rest of the LA team. Of course, back then they didn't have the silly faux rocks out in CF nor did they have rap music blaring over the loud speakers for every at-bat. But it seems like a pretty cool ball park to say the least.
Dave Bush lasted 7.1 innings last night, allowing 1 earned run on 7 hits and no free-passes!
Kamerson Loe & John Axford took care of the rest by not allowing a single hit.
Prince Fielder is in the midst of really heating up. The man has been lights out the last two weeks....when it comes to the long ball. Keep in mind though, every time he goes yard, it tends to be his only hit of the game. Last night he hit 13th HR of the season, but it was his only hit. Very similar to Corey Hart and his HR burst. Last night, Hart had a great hit down the LF line and drove in three runs on a triple.
Rickie Weeks went o'fer. He is now hitting .256 on the season.
Jim Edmounds filled in for the struggling Carlos Gomez. He collected two hits and his average is up to .270 now!
Jonathon Lucroy stayed hot by going 2 for 5 with a SB. The kid is hitting .344 so far in his brief stint.
*It's apparent that Lucroy is the catcher of the future for the Crew. He will probably start getting the majority of the starts over Kottarus by July. He has already been getting more starts in the last series with Texas.
-Doug Davis and Todd Coffey are starting their way back to the bigs. They both have rehab assignments in Nashville. So that means that Parra will probably get knocked from the rotation, even though he has been pretty decent. Parra tossed 14.1 innings total over his 3 starts while in the rotation; he went 2-1 and gave up 8 earned runs. You do that math, but that seems pretty decent (not stellar) to me. Especially right when the pitchers are starting (only starting) to show some signs of improvement.
-Cool story about an Antigo, WI bat maker who supplies Corey Hart.