David Thomas Bush... Married with three children... 1998 graduate of Conestoga High School (PA) where he was named Central League MVP as a junior and senior... 2002 graduate of Wake Forest University where he earned degrees in both psychology
and sociology... Named First Team All-American and First Team All-ACC in 2002... Named Preseason ACC Pitcher of the Year
and Top Senior Pro Prospect by Baseball America... Hobbies: Reading, woodworking, hiking and camping.
Spent the first half of the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA) in the Phillies organization...Walked only eight in 62.2 innings at the AAA level with Lehigh Valley...Was scheduled to be Lehigh Valley's Opening Day starter however was suspended for an incident during a spring contest
on March 28 vs Pittsburgh...Opted out of his contract on June 5 and signed with Sky Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization...Went 4-3 with a 4.43 ERA in 17 games for Sky Wyverns.
Split the season between 3 organizations: TEX, CHI and
the Phillies...Was a non-roster invitee to spring training with TEX and
made the Opening Day roster...Shuttled between the rotation and the bullpen; went
0-0, 4.09 ERA (5 ER, 11.0 IP) in 3 starts...Pitched at least 2.0 innings in 6 of his 14 relief
appearances...Designated for assignment on 7/1 and was released
on 7/6...Signed by CHI on 7/14 and assigned to Iowa (AAA)...Released on 8/10...Signed with the Phillies on 8/15 and was assigned to
Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings and earned the win in his
1st game with Lehigh Valley, 8/16 vs Rochester...Did not allow a run over his first 8.0 IP, 8/16-21...Went 1-1, 2.31 ERA (3 ER, 11.2 IP) in 2 International
League playoff starts for Lehigh Valley...Earned the win in Game 1 of the IL playoffs, 9/8 vs
Pawtucket (6.2 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 6 SO).
In final season with the Brewers, tied for 2nd on the staff in starts (31), ranked 3rd in innings (174.1), tied for 4th in wins (8), and was 5th in strikeouts (107) ... was 2nd in quality starts (18), matching career best (2006) ... led Milwaukee in losses (career high 13) ... received lowest run support of any Brewers starter at 4.49 runs per game ... opponents hit .286, .277 (86-311) by lefthanders and .293 (112-382) by RHB ... held opponents to .221 (19- 86) average with runners in scoring position and 2 outs ... Brewers were 12-19 in his 31 starts.
BREAKDOWN: Recorded just one win in his 1st 13 starts (1-5) before victory on June 15 at Los Angeles (AL) ... opened year by going 1-0, 2.41 (5 ER/18.2 IP) in 1st 3 starts, then was 0-5, 6.20 (31 ER/45.0 IP) in next 9 outings to lift ERA to 5.06 through June 10 ... went 3-2, 2.39 (10 ER/37.2 IP) in his next 6 starts but 1-3, 7.52 (22 ER/26.1 IP) in following 5 games ... finished the year at 3-3, 3.89 (20 ER/46.1 IP) in final 8 games ... posted consecutive wins only once all season, June 15-25 ... allowed 37 ER in 22.2 IP in a total of 6 starts ... compiled a 3.03 ERA (51 ER/151.1 IP) in his other 25 starts.
MISCELLANEOUS: Permitted 20 unearned runs, most for any major league pitcher in the past 3 seasons (2008-10) ... issued 3 or fewer earned runs 23 times but 5 or more on 7 occasions ... longest outing was 7.1 innings, June 15 at Los Angeles (AL) ... fanned season high 7 batters on July 25 vs. Washington ... tied the major league record (3rd time) by allowing 4 consecutive homers (Adam LaRoche, Miguel Montero, Mark Reynolds, Stephen Drew) in the 4th inning on August 11 vs. Arizona ... made only relief appearance on June 6 at St. Louis, fanning Skip Schumaker with the bases loaded as only batter faced ... had a .132 (7-53) average with 2 RBI at the plate ... did not have a complete game for the 4th straight year ... has gone 115 starts since his last CG, a 5-hit SHO on Sept. 10, 2006 vs. Houston, 5th longest streak among active pitchers behind: 127-Scott Olsen; 121-Scott Kazmir; 117-Rodrigo Lopez; and 116-Jorge De La Rosa.
On 1/15 signed a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration...Went 5-9 with a 6.38 ERA in 22 games (21 starts)...The Brewers were 10-11 in his starts...Produced 9 quality starts...Led the Major Leagues with 15 HBP...Went 3-0 with a 3.74 ERA over his first 9 games (8 starts) of the season (53 IP, 22 ER) and 2-9 with an 8.66 ERA over his last 13 games, all starts (61.1 IP, 59 ER)...His only relief appearance of the season came in his first outing on 4/7 at San Francisco (1 IP, 2 ER)...Threw a no-hitter for 7.1 innings on 4/25 at Philadelphia before allowing a pinch-hit homer to Matt Stairs in the eighth (7.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2 HBP)...won 6-1...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/23-8/26 with a micro tear of the right triceps muscle, an injury related to when he was struck by a Hanley Ramirez line drive on 6/4 at Florida (retroactive to 6/21)...Made rehab starts with Class-A Wisconsin (7/10 & 8/18) and Double-A Huntsville (7/15 & 8/22)...Went 2-5 with an 8.10 ERA in 7 starts after coming off the disabled list (33.1 IP, 30 ER)...Enjoyed his best start of the season in a 9-2 victory on 9/12 at Arizona as he had a season-high 11 strikeouts over 7.0 innings to snap a personal 7-game losing
streak...was the fourth 10+ strikeout game of his career...Signed a one-year contract on 1/25/10, avoiding arbitration.
Went 9-10 with a 4.18 ERA in 31 games (29 starts)...The Brewers were 15-14 in his starts...Produced 16 quality starts, which ranked second on the staff behind Ben Sheets (18)...Held opponents to a .234 batting average...Went 7-3 with a 3.23 ERA over his last 18 appearances
(17 starts) of the season (114.1 IP, 41 ER)...Made his only relief appearances on 5/3 at Houston and 9/27 vs. Chicago-NL...Was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on 4/27 after he went 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA in his first 4 starts...was recalled on
5/2 after Yovani Gallardo went on the disabled list...On 6/19 vs. Toronto retired the first 15 batters before a Gregg Zaun leadoff walk in the sixth inning...did not allow a hit until a Lyle Overbay triple leading off the eighth (8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP)...won the game, 8-7...Recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over 8.0 innings in an 11-1 win on 7/10 vs. Colorado...became the first pitcher in franchise history with at least 13 strikeouts and no walks in a game...also notched his 500th career strikeout (Luis Vizcaino) in the contest...Had a career-high 4-game winning streak over 5 starts
from 8/5-8/29, posting a 2.12 ERA (34 IP, 8 ER)...Earned the Brewers' only victory of the postseason in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Philadelphia on 10/4 at Miller Park (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K).
Went 12-10 with a 5.12 ERA in 33 games (31 starts)...For the second consecutive season posted a career high
for victories.....tied Ben Sheets and Jeff Suppan for the
team lead...Tied Jeff Suppan for the team lead with 15 quality starts...Led the team with 134 strikeouts and ranked second with
186.1 innings pitched...Had a season-high 7 strikeouts on 4/6 vs. Chicago-NL,
4/22 vs. Houston, 7/6 at Washington and 7/21 vs. San
Francisco...Was the victim of 4 blown saves, tying Jeff Suppan for
the team lead...Earned victories in both of his appearances in relief on
6/27 vs. Houston and 7/31 vs. New York-NL.....were his
first career wins out of the bullpen...On 8/24 at San Francisco made the first pinch-hitting
appearance of his career (grounded out for Matt Wise)...On 9/7 at Cincinnati recorded the shortest start of his
career (1ip, 9h, 8r, 8er, 0bb, 1k, 1hr), taking an 11-4 loss
Went 12-11 with a 4.41 ERA in 34 games (32 starts) in
his first season with the Brewers...set career highs in
every category...Led the staff with his 12 wins.....was the victim of 5 blown
saves...Ranked second on the staff in innings pitched (210.0),
strikeouts (166) and quality starts (18)...Threw 3 complete games, including a pair of shutouts...Posted a 4.25 ERA in his 32 starts (207.1ip, 98er) and a
16.88 ERA in his 2 relief appearances (2.2ip, 5er)...Made his relief appearances on 7/19 at San Francisco
and 7/25 vs. Pittsburgh...Made his Brewers debut on 4/7 vs. Arizona and earned
a 3-1 victory (7ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, 7k, 1hbp)...Recorded his first Major League hit on 4/12 at St. Louis
with a single off Jason Marquis...Tossed a 4-hit shutout in an 11-0 win on 4/22 vs.
Cincinnati (9ip, 4h, 2bb, 9k, 1wp)...On 5/3 vs. San Francisco retired his last 20 batters in a
row in a 2-0 loss (8ip, 3h, 2r, 2er, 0bb, 6k, 1hr, 1hbp)...Earned a 5-1 win on 6/6 vs. San Diego in his second
complete game of the year (9ip, 3h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, 6k, 1hr)...Tossed a 5-hit shutout in a 4-0 win on 9/10 vs. Houston
and recorded 10 or more strikeouts in a game for the
second time in his career (9ip, 5h, 0bb, 10k)...Went 6-3 with a 3.42 ERA in the final two months of the
season (73.2ip, 28er).
Went 5-11 with a 4.49 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) with
Toronto and 2-2 with a 4.42 ERA in 9 starts at Triple-A
Syracuse...Threw a pair of complete games, but was on the losing
end both times (5/18 at Minnesota & 8/13 at Baltimore)...Began the season on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster
and was winless in 10 starts before he was optioned to
Syracuse on 5/29.....was 0-5 with a 4.89 ERA at the time
of the demotion (53.1ip, 29er)...Was recalled on 7/21 and finished the season with
Toronto, going 5-6 with a 4.23 ERA (83ip, 39er)...Earned his first win of the season on 7/23 at Kansas City
(7ip, 8h, 3r, 3er, 1bb, 2k).....was his first start after being
recalled...In his next start, on 7/28 vs. Los Angeles-AL, allowed 1
run on 5 hits in a season-high 8.1 innings but received no
decision in the Jays' 2-1 win...Made his first career relief appearance on 8/21 at Detroit
(2.1ip, 2h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 2k)...Struck out a season-high 7 batters in consecutive wins on
8/24 at New York-AL and 8/30 vs. Baltimore...Was traded to Milwaukee, along with OF Gabe Gross
and a player to be named (LHP Zach Jackson), in
exchange for 1B Lyle Overbay and a player to be named
(RHP Ty Taubenheim) on 12/7.
Entered the season as the seventh-best prospect in the
Blue Jays organization according to Baseball America
...Began the season at Triple-A Syracuse, where he went
6-6 with a 4.06 ERA in 16 starts...Was named SkyChiefs Pitcher of the Month for April as
he went 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA...Contract was purchased by the Blue Jays on 7/2.....that
night made his Major League debut against the Expos in
Puerto Rico in a 2-0 loss (5.2ip, 4h, 1r, 1er, 1bb, 4k)...Became the 20th pitcher in franchise history to make his
Major League debut as a starter...Went 5-4 with a 3.69 ERA in 16 starts with Toronto...The Blue Jays went 6-10 in his starts...Produced 8 quality starts...Was a perfect 4-0 at SkyDome with a 2.77 ERA in 8 starts
(52ip, 16er).....away from SkyDome was 1-4 with a 4.73
ERA in 8 starts (45.2ip, 24er)...On 7/20 at Oakland, in his third Major League start, took
a no-hitter into the eighth inning before current teammate
Damian Miller produced a one-out single.....Bush
received no decision in the Blue Jays' 1-0, 14-inning loss
(8ip, 1h, 0r, 0er, 3bb, 6k, 1hbp)...Recorded his first Major League win in a 5-3 victory on
7/25 vs. Tampa Bay (7.1ip, 8h, 3r, 1er, 1bb, 2k, 1hr)...Produced his first career complete game and shutout in a
7-0 victory on 10/1 vs. New York-AL.....notched his first
career double-digit strikeout game as he fanned a career high
11 batters (9ip, 2h, 0r, 0er, 3bb, 11k, 1hbp).
Went a combined 14-6 with a 2.79 ERA in 28 starts
between Class-A Dunedin and Double-A New Haven...Was 7-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 14 starts at Dunedin and 7-3
with a 2.78 ERA in 14 starts at New Haven...Was named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week
twice (4/14-4/20 & 6/2-6/8) and Eastern League Pitcher
of the Week once (6/30-7/6)...On 4/15 at Vero Beach retired 15 consecutive batters
between hits in a 4-2 win (6ip, 2h, 1r, 0er, 0bb, 2k)...Struck out 7 consecutive batters in an 11-5 win on 4/20
vs. Lakeland (6ip, 4h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 7k)...Went 4-1 with a 1.60 ERA in his last 7 starts at Dunedin
(45ip, 8er, 4bb, 49k).....produced double-digit strikeout
games on 6/2 vs. Tampa (10k) on 6/12 vs. Lakeland (11k)...Went 6-0 with a 1.64 ERA in 9 starts for New Haven
between 6/30-8/12, including 3 consecutive starts
between 7/22-8/1 without allowing a run (20ip)...Struck out a season-high 12 batters in an 8-3 win on 8/23
vs. Norwich (8ip, 4h, 2r, 2er, 0bb, 12k).
Went a combined 1-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 10 saves in
25 relief appearances between Class-A Auburn and
Class-A Dunedin in his first professional season...Led New York-Penn League relievers with a ratio of 15.72
strikeouts per 9.0 innings and ranked fifth in the league in
saves (10)...Tossed 3.0 perfect innings on 7/29 at Oneonta for his first
professional victory (6k)...Did not allow an earned run over 9.0 innings in his last 6
appearances with Auburn prior to his 8/8 promotion to
Dunedin.....recorded 18 strikeouts during this stretch.