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Bush struggles in loss to Giants

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Associated Press
March 30, 2010
— One pitcher was superb on Monday. The other was just the opposite.

San Francisco’s Jonathan Sanchez struck out 11 in an


8-6 victory over Milwaukee.


Dave Bush, making a bid for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation, struggled mightily. He gave up two home runs while surrendering seven runs and eight hits in six innings.


Brewers manager Ken Macha called Bush’s outing “discouraging.”


“There were a lot of misses over the middle,” said Macha.


Sanchez, a lefty who threw a no-hitter against San Diego on July 10, has been trying to show that he is a consistent pitcher.


In his best outing of the spring, the 27-year-old Sanchez gave up one run and three hits in six innings. His career high in strikeouts in a regular-season game is 11—he did that in his no-hitter.


“I am trying to slow down my body, throw easy,” Sanchez said. “That’s what I’ve been trying to do.”


Sanchez, penciled in as the No. 4 starter behind Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Barry Zito, will have one more start and said he will be ready to pitch the home opener against Atlanta at AT&T Park on April 9.


He gave up two hits to the Brewers in the first inning and just one thereafter, a solo home run to Rickie Weeks in the sixth.


Notes

-- Brewers LF Ryan Braun missed his third straight game with a sore back, but Macha said he expects him to be ready for the regular season.


-- Macha said Yovani Gallardo will start the season opener against Colorado at home on April 5, followed by Randy Wolf and Doug Davis.


SAN FRANCISCO 8, BREWERS 6

San Francisco Milwaukee


ab r h bi ab r h bi


Rowand cf 4 1 1 1 Gomez cf 3 0 0 0


Downs 2b 1 0 1 0 Stern cf 2 1 1 2


Velez 2b-cf 5 2 2 2 Gerut lf 4 0 0 0


Schierholtz rf 4 3 2 1 E.Miller lf 1 0 1 0


Bowker lf 3 1 2 2 Weeks 2b 3 1 2 1


Posey 1b 1 0 0 0 Koshansky 1b 2 1 2 1


Ishikawa 1b-lf 4 0 2 2 Fielder 1b 1 0 1 0


Whiteside c 4 0 0 0 E.Farris pr-2b 2 0 1 1


Joaquin p 0 0 0 0 Edmonds rf 3 0 0 0


Romo p 0 0 0 0 Inglett pr-rf 1 0 0 0


S.Schoop ph 1 0 0 0 Kottaras c 2 0 0 0


F.Romero p 0 0 0 0 M.Mldondo c 2 0 0 0


S.Edlefsen p 0 0 0 0 Escobar ss 2 0 0 0


B.Crawford ss 4 0 1 0 Olmedo ss 1 1 1 0


Rohlinger 3b 4 1 1 0 T.Green 3b 4 1 1 1


Sanchez p 1 0 0 0 Bush p 2 0 0 0


Holm c 1 0 0 0 Hoffman p 0 0 0 0


Counsell ph 1 1 1 0


Hawkins p 0 0 0 0


Coffey p 0 0 0 0


C.Stang ph 1 0 1 0


Totals 37 8 12 8 Totals 37 6 12 6


San Francisco 202 021 001 — 8


Milwaukee 000 001 113 — 6


E—F.Romero (1), B.Crawford (3), Fielder (1). DP—Milwaukee 1. LOB—San Francisco 8, Milwaukee 9. 2B—Schierholtz (5), Bowker (4), Rohlinger (2), C.Stang (1). 3B—Schierholtz (3). HR—Velez (1), Bowker (5), Weeks (2), Koshansky (1). SB—Stern (4), Inglett (2). S—Sanchez 2, Escobar. SF—Ishikawa.


San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO


Sanchez (W, 2-1) 6 3 1 1 2 11


Joaquin 1 2 1 0 0 0


Romo 1 2 1 1 0 0


F.Romero 1/3 5 3 3 0 0


S.Edlefsen S,1-1 2/3 0 0 0 1 0


Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO


Bush L,1-1 6 8 7 6 2 2


Hoffman 1 1 0 0 1 0


Hawkins 1 1 0 0 0 0


Coffey 1 2 1 1 0 0


HBP—by Sanchez (Fielder). WP—Sanchez, Bush.


Umpires—Home, Dan Bellino; First, Bill Miller; Second, Chris Tiller; Third, Casey Moser.


Attendance—4,628 .



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