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#51
Matt Bush
ERA S K
3.06 10 53
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 5-9 / 200 NFBC ADP: 347.87
Position: RPBorn: 2/8/1986 Birthplace: San Diego, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Padres (2004)


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Aug. 18 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Matt Bush allowed two runs on three hits in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-8 on Thursday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 3.06 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 16 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 1.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-4 on Tuesday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 2.74 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 14 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET23:15 ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST10:45 PM VEN7:15 UAE (+1)10:15 PM CT-Matt Bush walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Monday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 2.82 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 13 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 2.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 8-3 on Saturday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 2.89 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 4 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET10:46 ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST10:16 AM VEN18:46 UAE9:46 AM CT-Matt Bush allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 3.12 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 3 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Matt Bush walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Wednesday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 3.20 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
July 31 8:40 PM PT9:40 PM MT10:40 PM CT11:40 PM ET23:40 ET3:40 GMT11:40 8:40 PM MST10:40 PM EST11:10 PM VEN7:40 UAE (+1)10:40 PM CT-Matt Bush walked one and didn't allow a hit in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Monday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.29 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
July 26 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Miami Marlins 10-4 on Tuesday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 3.41 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
July 23 4:12 PM PT5:12 PM MT6:12 PM CT7:12 PM ET19:12 ET23:12 GMT7:12 4:12 PM MST6:12 PM EST6:42 PM VEN3:12 UAE (+1)6:12 PM CT-Matt Bush improved to 3-4, allowing one hit and one walk over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 3.50 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
July 19 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET22:21 ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST9:51 PM VEN6:21 UAE (+1)9:21 PM CT-Matt Bush allowed five runs - two earned - on four hits and one walk in 0.2 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 on Wednesday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
July 14 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET23:16 ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST10:46 PM VEN7:16 UAE (+1)10:16 PM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Friday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 3.44 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
July 9 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Matt Bush allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Saturday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 3.55 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
July 6 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET10:41 ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST10:11 AM VEN18:41 UAE9:41 AM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-2 on Wednesday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 3.66 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
July 4 7:11 AM PT8:11 AM MT9:11 AM CT10:11 AM ET10:11 ET14:11 GMT22:11 7:11 AM MST9:11 AM EST9:41 AM VEN18:11 UAE9:11 AM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers lost to the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Monday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.77 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
July 3 7:32 AM PT8:32 AM MT9:32 AM CT10:32 AM ET10:32 ET14:32 GMT22:32 7:32 AM MST9:32 AM EST10:02 AM VEN18:32 UAE9:32 AM CT-Matt Bush walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Sunday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 3.90 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
July 1 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET0:54 ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST12:24 AM VEN8:54 UAE11:54 PM CT-Matt Bush fell to 2-4, allowing three runs on four hits in 0.1 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 8-7 on Friday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.03 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: With Texas leading 7-5, Bush gave up singles to Adam Engel, Willy Garcia and Alen Hanson before Cabrera's walk-off hit with one out. Bush blew his fifth save in 15 chances and the Rangers lost their third straight.
June 28 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Matt Bush recorded his 10th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Tuesday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.14 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
June 26 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Matt Bush recorded his ninth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees 7-6 on Sunday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 3.25 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
June 24 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET0:40 ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST12:10 AM VEN8:40 UAE11:40 PM CT-Matt Bush fell to 2-3, allowing two runs on five hits in 1.2 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the New York Yankees 2-1 on Friday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bush has allowed four runs and eight hits over 2 2/3 innings in his last two appearances. He has a 9.00 ERA in his past eight games, converting just two of five save chances in that span.
June 20 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET0:47 ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST12:17 AM VEN8:47 UAE11:47 PM CT-Matt Bush fell to 2-2, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Monday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 2.88 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bush blew his third save attempt in 11 opportunities.
June 19 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET11:01 ET15:01 GMT23:01 8:01 AM MST10:01 AM EST10:31 AM VEN19:01 UAE10:01 AM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Sunday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 2.25 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
June 14 8:46 AM PT9:46 AM MT10:46 AM CT11:46 AM ET11:46 ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST11:16 AM VEN19:46 UAE10:46 AM CT-Matt Bush recorded his eighth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.1 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 4-2 on Tuesday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 2.28 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
June 9 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET22:31 ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST10:01 PM VEN6:31 UAE (+1)9:31 PM CT-Bush recorded his seventh save, allowing no runs on one hit in 0.2 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.42 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
June 8 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Matt Bush fell to 2-1, allowing one run - zero earned - on one hit and two walks in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers lost to the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 2.49 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bush gave up consecutive homers and three runs when pitching in another non-save situation against the Mets in a 10-8 win Tuesday night.
June 7 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Matt Bush allowed three runs on four hits and one walk in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the New York Mets 10-8 on Tuesday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 2.61 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
June 1 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET0:25 ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST11:55 PM VEN8:25 UAE11:25 PM CT-Matt Bush blew his second save, allowing one run on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Wednesday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.37 ERA and 0.97 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bush blew his second save of the season and first since his season debut April 3. He had gone 16 straight appearances without allowing an earned run.
May 31 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-5 on Tuesday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 0.96 ERA and 0.96 WHIP on the season.
May 28 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Matt Bush recorded his sixth save, allowing no runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Sunday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.02 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
May 26 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET23:23 ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST10:53 PM VEN7:23 UAE (+1)10:23 PM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Friday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.08 ERA and 0.96 WHIP on the season.
May 19 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET23:05 ET3:05 GMT11:05 8:05 PM MST10:05 PM EST10:35 PM VEN7:05 UAE (+1)10:05 PM CT-Matt Bush recorded his fifth save, allowing one run - zero earned - on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 1.10 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bush has not allowed an earned run in 13 appearances, spanning 12 2/3 innings. He's given up eight hits and four walks while striking out 16 in that span.
May 18 4:13 PM PT5:13 PM MT6:13 PM CT7:13 PM ET19:13 ET23:13 GMT7:13 4:13 PM MST6:13 PM EST6:43 PM VEN3:13 UAE (+1)6:13 PM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 on Thursday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.17 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
May 17 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Tuesday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 1.23 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season.
May 14 5:07 PM PT6:07 PM MT7:07 PM CT8:07 PM ET20:07 ET0:07 GMT8:07 5:07 PM MST7:07 PM EST7:37 PM VEN4:07 UAE (+1)7:07 PM CT-Matt Bush recorded his fourth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-4 on Sunday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.32 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Rangers may have found their closer. Bush hasn't allowed an earned run in 10 innings over his last 10 appearances and has converted all four of his save chances during that period.
May 14 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Matt Bush recorded the save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Saturday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 1.42 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bush appears to be taking the closer's job and running with it, having converted three saves in four chances.
May 11 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Matt Bush recorded his second save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Wednesday. Bush struck out two, ending the game with a 1.54 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
May 4 4:45 PM PT5:45 PM MT6:45 PM CT7:45 PM ET19:45 ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST7:15 PM VEN3:45 UAE (+1)6:45 PM CT-Matt Bush allowed one hit and two walks without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 10-4 on Thursday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.86 ERA and 0.93 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Matt Bush allowed one run - zero earned - on one hit in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Saturday. Bush struck out one, ending the game with a 2.08 ERA and 0.69 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 12 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET13:53 ET17:53 GMT1:53 10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST1:23 PM VEN21:53 UAE12:53 PM CT-Bush will miss the final two games of the Rangers' series in Anaheim after heading back to Texas to receive an injection in his sore right shoulder.
Analysis: The hard-throwing reliever is expected to return to the team for Friday's opener of a three-game series in Seattle. Bush's absence adds another potential problem to a bullpen that's been brutal in the early going, with Texas relievers combining for a 7.71 ERA and blowing three saves during the club's 2-5 start.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2016 Tex 7 2 1 - 4 58 0 0 61.2 44 18 17 4 14 0 61 0.94 2.48
2017 Tex 3 4 10 - 15 49 0 0 47.1 46 24 16 5 18 0 53 1.35 3.04
Career 10 6 11 - 19 107 0 0 109.0 90 42 33 9 32 0 114 1.12 2.72


Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2016 Tex Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.2 1 1 0 0 2 1 6 0.00
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.2 1 1 0 0 2 1 6 0.00
Career 0 1 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.2 1 1 0 0 2 1 6 0.00


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 579 100 91 97.8 69.68
Curveball 108 85 76 80.3 13
Slider 143 96 83 89.9 17.21
Changeup 1 92 92 92 .12

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