Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Matchup: Dave Bush vs. Max Scherzer
By Richard Durrett
DETROIT -- The finale of the series features Dave Bush, making his Rangers debut, against Detroit starter Max Scherzer. A look at the matchup:
Bush (0-0, 0.00 ERA): The 31-year-old was signed this offseason to give the club some more pitching depth. He earned a spot on the team with his work in spring training and as the long reliever has the ability to spot start, which he's doing today because of the doubleheader played in Baltimore on Saturday. ... Bush started 31 games (had one game as reliever) and had a 4.54 ERA in 174 1/3 innings for Milwaukee in 2010. ... He's the only Rangers pitcher yet to appear in a game this season. ... Bush is 0-2 with an 11.37 ERA in 12 2/3 career innings against Detroit. It's the highest ERA for Bush against any team.
Scherzer (2-0, 5.73 ERA): The Missouri native struggled in his first start of the season (at Yankee Stadium) but bounced back nicely at home against Kansas City last week. Scherzer gave up one run on seven hits in six innings. ... He's 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 20 innings against the Rangers (three starts) with 19 strikeouts and six walks.
Hitters: Miguel Cabrera is 3-for-8 with two homers against Bush ... Carlos Guillen is 2-for-3 with a homer off Bush. ... Michael Young is 3-for-8 against Scherzer.