Bush to make his Wednesday start
A little thing like a line drive off the elbow isn’t going to stop Dave Bush from making his start as scheduled on Wednesday night.
Bush is on track to pitch against the Rockies despite taking a line drive off his pitching elbow early in his last outing in Florida. He has a nasty bruise on his arm, but threw a bullpen session over the weekend and then stopped by Miller Park on Monday’s off-day to play catch and was cleared to pitch.
Will Bush be limited in any way on Wednesday?
“Not from what I see so far,” pitching coach Bill Castro said. “He hasn’t given me any indication of that. He’s been playing catch like he normally does. … From what I saw, he’s fine, and he’ll tell me the truth. He came in here [on Monday] and played catch, then played long toss today from the right field line all the way to center field. No problems.”
The Brewers are one of only three Major League teams to use only five starters this season. The Giants and the Pirates are the others.
“That’s great,” Castro said. “You don’t have to be shuffling your cards because you know those guys are going to be able to go every time. If you have guys that you have to bump up [from the bullpen] to the starting rotation, that has a domino effect on everybody in the bullpen. It’s nice to have the guys like we have, on track like that.”
Bush’s policy is that he does not talk to reporters the day before his starts. He politely enforced that policy on Tuesday.