The 23-year-old right-hander defeated the High Desert Mavericks in Lake Elsinore last Tuesday and proceeded to open the series against the San Jose Giants with a victory at Municipal Stadium. Buschmann is 7-4 with a 3.42 ERA so far this season, including winning his last three starts.
He spent the majority of the 2006 season at Short-A Eugene, going 3-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 15 games. He ranked second on the team with 63 strikeouts and finished third among Northwest League starters in strikeouts per nine innings (9.06) before being promoted to Single-A Lake Elsinore on August 26, 2006. Buschmann was 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA in two starts with the Storm last season.