Results tagged ‘ Chris Rusin ’

4/12 Rusin back to Iowa

Chris Rusin was recalled from Iowa prior to Saturday’s game, and headed back after throwing five innings in relief of Carlos Villanueva. Rusin was needed to give the bullpen a breather, and he did just that. The Cubs didn’t have to use anyone else in the 10-4 loss to the Cardinals at Busch. No corresponding move was made immediately but Blake Parker was expected to be added to the 25-man roster.

3/21 Cubs 7, White Sox 0

Luis Valbuena hit two home runs and drove in four runs to lead the Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the White Sox Friday in Glendale. Chris Rusin was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits over five scorless innings. The lefty combined with Alberto Cabrera, Wesley Wright, Jonathan Sanchez and Brian Schlitter on the shutout, holding the White Sox to three hits. Junior Lake had two hits, including a RBI single, and Ryan Kalish drove in a run. Javier Baez had to leave the game after suffering a right heel contusion in the sixth. He walked off the field on his own, and was to be re-evaluated on Saturday.

* On Saturday, the Cubs will play host to the Reds at Cubs Park in Mesa. Edwin Jackson gets the start against lefty Tony Cingrani.

* Fans are encouraged to take part in the Cubs wives mystery ball fundraiser, which will be held in left field of Cubs Park. For $30, fans will get an autographed ball, signed by a player or a seventh-inning stretch singer. Proceeds go to Paz de Cristo in Mesa.

– Carrie Muskat

3/21 Cubs vs White Sox

The Cubs face their intracity rivals, the White Sox, today in Glendale. Chris Rusin, battling for that fifth spot in the rotation, gets the start. Javier Baez, who shares the Cactus League lead in home runs with five, will start at shortstop. Here’s the lineup:

Bonifacio 2B
Lake CF
Rizzo 1B
Olt DH
Ruggiano LF
Baez SS
Kalish RF
Valbuena 3B
Baker C

Rusin P

3/20 Looking ahead …

The Cubs face intracity rivals, the White Sox, on Friday, and Chris Rusin is scheduled to start. Here’s the lineup for Friday’s game in Glendale:

Bonifacio 2B
Lake CF
Rizzo 1B
Olt DH
Ruggiano LF
Baez SS
Kalish RF
Valbuena 3B
Baker C

Rusin P

3/16 Cubs split split-squad games

Travis Wood struck out eight over five innings in the Cubs’ 3-2 loss to the Indians Sunday at Cubs Park in Mesa. Luis Valbuena hit a RBI double in the sixth.

In Las Vegas, Chris Rusin gave up one hit over four innings and Donnie Murphy, Daniel Vogelbach and Arismendy Alcantara each hit solo home runs to lead the Cubs to a 6-3 win over the Mets. Two runs scored on a throwing error in the Chicago first, and Ryan Sweeney added a RBI single. Alcantara finished with three hits.

On Monday, the Cubs play split squad games for the third straight day. Half of the team will face the Angels at Cubs Park. Edwin Jackson gets the start in Mesa. The other half travels to Phoenix where James McDonald will start against the Athletics.

3/14 Vegas, baby

The Cubs will play the Mets Saturday and Sunday in Las Vegas, with Carlos Pimentel and Chris Rusin scheduled to start, respectively. Here is the lineup for Saturday’s game plus the rest of the players headed to Vegas:

Barney 2B
Murphy 3B
Schierholtz DH
Rizzo 1B
Sweeney Rf
Baez SS
McDonald LF
Whiteside C
Szczur CF

Pimentel P

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Travel roster
Kottaras
Lopez
Vogelbach
Coghlan
Kalish
Alcantara
Ibarra
DeVoss
Krist
Bryant
Mota
Andreoli
Giansanti
Wada
Rosscup
Grimm
Parker

3/10 Cubs 3, Giants 2

Emilio Bonifacio and Chris Coghlan each hit RBI singles and another run scord on an error as the Cubs edged the Giants, 3-2, on Monday at Scottsdale Stadium. Jeff Samardzija gave up two runs on five hits over four innings, striking out five. Chris Rusin threw three hitless innings in relief. The Cubs were stymied by Giants starter Matt Cain, who faced the minimum through five innings.

“They’re a great team to work against, a former world championship team,” Samardzija said of the Giants. “They come with a plan, a lot of smart players who have played together for a long time. You really get tested on days like this. I thought it went excellent. I gave up a couple runs, singles that score runs, you can live with that.”

* Up next: Travis Wood gets the start on Tuesday when the Cubs play host to the Rockies at Cubs Park in Mesa. The game will be available on webcast on Cubs.com.

2/28 Cubs lineup

The Cubs will face Albert Pujols and the Angels on Friday in Tempe. Chris Rusin gets the start, his first this spring. James McDonald is scheduled to pitch, which will be big for the right-hander. He struggled with shoulder problems last season. Plus, fans can see top prospect Javy Baez. He’s scheduled to start at short. If you aren’t going to the game, you can listen on WGN Radio to Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer, or tune in to a webcast on Cubs.com. Here’s the Cubs’ lineup:

Coghlan DH
Barney 2B
Sweeney CF
Schierholtz RF
Murphy 3B
Wells LF
Baez SS
Kottaras C
Valaika 1B

Rusin P

2/27 Looking ahead …

If you’re going to Tempe on Friday to see the Cubs face the Angels, here’s the lineup:

Coghlan DH
Barney 2B
Sweeney CF
Schierholtz RF
Murphy 3B
Wells LF
Baez SS
Kottaras C
Valaika 1B

Rusin P

2/23 Early bird notes

The Cubs have moved the live batting practice sessions to Fields 1 and 2. Scheduled to throw on Field 1 Sunday are Blake Parker, Wesley Wright, James Russell and Jonathan Sanchez. On Field 2 will be Chris Rusin, Kyle Hendricks, Eric Jokisch and Carlos Pimentel. As always, this is subject to change.

If you see extra players on the fields, they are most likely the Minor Leaguers in town for a mini camp.

– Carrie Muskat

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