Results tagged ‘ Chris Rusin ’

7/21 Minor matters – Sunday’s games

Chris Rusin posted a quality start, giving up two runs over seven innings, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 4-3, in 12 innings against Round Rock. Javier Baez extended his hitting streak to 14 games, going 3-for-6.

Addison Russell hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and finished with six RBIs in Tennessee’s 10-3 win over Huntsville. Christian Villanueva added his fourth home run. Emilio Bonifacio was 4-for-5 in a rehab start.

Albert Almora went 4-for-5 and scored two runs in Daytona’s 9-1 win over Palm Beach. Felix Pena picked up the win, giving up one run over seven innings. He struck out seven. Kyle Schwarber, Marco Hernandez and Rock Shoulders had two hits each. Billy McKinney finished with three RBIs.

Jacob Rogers hit his 10th home run in Kane County’s 9-5 loss to Great Lakes. Tyler Skulina took the loss, giving up five runs over 2 2/3 innings. Cael Brockmeyer had two hits.

Boise totaled three hits in a 6-1 loss to Salem-Keizer. Tyler Ihrig took the loss, giving up four earned runs over seven innings.

Dillon Maples gave up two runs on one hit and two walks over three innings in Mesa’s 8-2 loss to the Angels. Kevonte Mitchell and Bryant Flete each had two hits. Maples struck out four.

7/3 Minor matters – Wednesday’s games

Chris Rusin gave up one earned run over seven innings in Iowa’s 4-3 win over Omaha. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including his 11th triple, and one RBIs. He’s batting .469 in his last 12 games. Kris Bryant also had two hits, including a double, and one RBI. NOTE: The Iowa Cubs announced Tsuyoshi Wada, Blake Parker, Kyle Hendricks and Arismendy Alcantara were named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.

Pierce Johnson threw 7 1/3 shutout innings in Tennessee’s 7-0 win over Montgomery. Johnson gave up one hit and walked two while striking out five in his first start since coming off the disabled list. Luis Flores homered, and Kevin Brown had three hits and two RBIs. NOTE: Christian Villanueva was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to June 30.

Daytona committed three errors in a 4-3 loss to Brevard county. Albert Almora posted his third multi-hit game in his last four, going 3-for-3. Dan Vogelbach drove in two runs.

Tyler Skulina gave up three runs over two-thirds of an inning in Kane County’s 8-5 loss to Peoria. Jacob Hannemann, Yasiel Balaguert and Kyle Schwarber each had two hits.

Erick Leal gave up one unearned run over six innings in Boise’s 8-3 win over Tri-City. Jesse Hodges homered for the third time in his last two games, and his fourth of the year.

Eloy Jimenez hit his first home run, a two-run shot in the sixth, to help Mesa beat the Padres, 6-4. Alberto Mineo and Ricardo Marcano each had two hits.

6/28 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Chris Rusin hit his first home run of the season and posted a quality start in Iowa’s 16-3 win over Colorado Springs. The I-Cubs totaled 19 hits, including three by Kris Bryant, who went 3-for-6 with two doubles. Chris Valaika and Arismendy Alcantara both homered. Alcantara finished with four RBIs.

Tennessee scored four runs in the eighth to beat Jackson, 6-5. Charles Cutler, Luis Flores, Jonathan Mota and Elliot Soto each drove in a run in the eighth.

Nathan Dorris threw seven shutout innings in Daytona’s 1-0 win over Lakeland. Dorris struck out eight and gave up four hits. Wes Darvill drove in the only run with a RBI double.

Shawon Dunston hit a RBI single in the 10th to give Kane County a 3-2 win over Beloit. Jacob Hannemann had two hits and two stolen bases.

Trevor Clifton gave up one hit over six innings in Boise’s 11-1 win over Hillsboro. Daniel Canela hit a home run and drove in two runs.

Jorge Soler was 2-for-2 in Mesa’s 6-5 win over the Giants. In four games, Soler is 7-for-12 with four runs, two doubles, a home run and four RBI.

6/22 Minor matters

Chris Rusin gave up four runs over 6 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 4-0 loss to Albuquerque. Welington Castillo had two singles and two walks, and stole a base in his second rehab game. He re-joined the Cubs on Sunday and was activated from the disabled list.

Corey Black gave up two runs over 4 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 4-1 loss to Chattanooga. Christian Villanueva drove in the Smokies’ only run with a RBI double.

Daytona pounded 18 hits in an 11-4 win over Tampa. Rock Shoulders had three hits, including a three-run homer and a double, and Jordan Hankins had three hits, including a two-run home run. Wes Darvill drove in four hits.

Kane County’s game against Cedar Rapids was postponed because of rain. The two teams were to play a doubleheader Sunday.

Varonex Cuevas homered for his first hit with Boise in the Hawks’ 3-2 loss to Spokane. Cuevas had been 0-for-16 to start the season.

Mesa opened the Rookie League season with a 10-9 loss to Arizona. Jorge Soler went 3-for-5, hitting two doubles and driving in two runs.

6/7 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Javier Baez hit a two-run homer to back Chris Rusin and lead Iowa to a 2-1 win over Colorado Springs in front of a season-high 11,087 fans in Des Moines. Rusin gave up six hits over eight innings and struck out two. He was efficient, throwing 85 pitches. Blake Parker picked up his 12th save. Baez crushed his homer in the third, his eighth of the year.

Eduardo Figueroa hit a home run in the third and Jeudy Valdez added a two-run single in the sixth to lead Tennessee to a 4-0 win over Jacksonville. Figueroa, making his first start, was pulled after his pitch count reached 53. The homer was the first of his professional career and just his second hit as a pro.

6/1 Minor matters

Chris Rusin gave up two runs over seven innings in Iowa’s 2-1 loss to Nashville. Brett Jackson had two of Iowa’s four hits in the game, including a seventh inning triple. It was Rusin’s seventh quality start.

Birmingham scored on a wild pitch by Hunter Cervenka in the top of the ninth to beat Tennessee 2-1. Kris Bryant had two hits, including his 15th double. He finished the month of May batting .407 with 30 runs, seven doubles, 12 home runs and 34 RBI in 29 games with a .806 slugging percentage. Joel Pineiro started, and gave up one run over seven innings but did not get a decision. Dustin Geiger hit a RBI double for his 16th RBI.

Daytona lost its fourth in a row, 4-3, to St. Lucie. Felix Pena gave up one hit over five scoreless innings. Albert Almora had two hits, including a double, and one RBI.

Peoria scored two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to beat Kane County, 5-3. Carlos Penalver hit his first home run. Four players had two hits, including Yasiel Balaguert and Cael Brockmeyer.

5/25 Minor matters – Saturday’s games

Chris Rusin threw six shutout innings to help Iowa beat Colorado Springs, 8-3. Chris Valaika had two hits, including a three-run homer, and finished with four RBIs. Logan Watkins, Casper Wells and Brett Jackson each had three hits.

Kris Bryant hit his 13th home run in Tennessee’s 2-1 loss to Mobile. Bryant led off the fourth with his blast and is now batting .339.

Daytona won the first of two games against Clearwater, 5-4, as Dan Vogelbach hit a solo homer in the third. Bijan Rademacher had two hits and one RBi. In the second game, Daytona scored eight runs on three homers in the first two innings for the win. Vogelbach, Zeke DeVoss and Jeimer Candelario each homered. Starling Peralta gave up two runs over five innings for the win.

Kane County lost, 3-2, to Clinton. Daury Torrez gave up three runs — two earned — over six innings.

5/20 Minor matters

Iowa scored two runs in the first but that was it in a 4-2 loss to Round Rock. Justin Ruggiano, assigned to Iowa for a Minor League rehab, singled in his first at-bat. Javy Baez doubled and Ruggiano scored on Chris Valaika’s groundout. Josh Vitters followed with a two-out RBI single, and that was it. Chris Rusin did post a quality start but took the loss, and now is 2-6.

Kris Bryant hit a pinch-hit, two-run double with two outs in the fifth and Charlie Cutler drove in a run in the seventh with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly to lift Tennessee to a 3-1 win over Mississippi. Bryant was scratched from the starting lineup because he felt ill. But he batted for pitcher Pierce Johnson, and delivered a key hit. Tony Zych picked up the win.

Wilson Contreras hit a go-ahead two-run single with two outs in the eighth to help Daytona beat Fort Myers, 4-2. Albert Almora had two hits and threw two runners out. He’s batting .279. Nathan Dorris, promoted from Kane County, blew a save but ended up with the win in relief.

Kane County’s game against Wisconsin was postponed because of rain. The two teams were to play a doubleheader Tuesday.

5/18 Another no-no

Tyler Skulina combined with Nathan Dorris to throw a no-hitter for Class A Kane County in a 3-0 win over Quad Cities on Saturday. Skulina, a fourth-round pick in 2013, went 7 1/3 innings. He walked two and hit a batter while striking out five. He struggled in a brief stint with Kane County last season, posting a 9.31 ERA with six walks and nine strikeouts in 9 2/3 innings over four starts. Dorris, 23, picked up his save with 1 2/3 perfect innings. Overall this season, the left-hander has gone 4-2 with a 2.49 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings over 13 appearances.

It’s the second no-no in the Cubs’ Minor Leagues this month. Chris Rusin did so on May 7 for Triple-A Iowa.

5/14 Minor matters – Tuesday’s games

* Chris Rusin gave up five runs — four earned — on eight hits over six innings in Iowa’s 8-0 loss to Nashville. The I-Cubs totaled two hits — one by Rusin and another by Logan Watkins. It was Rusin’s first start since throwing a no-hitter.

“I’m a pitcher that needs luck sometimes to keep the ball in the infield but today those balls were squeaking through that they were catching the other day,” Rusin told the Des Moines Register.

* Stephen Bruno was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Kris Bryant belted his league-leading 11th home run and drove in four in Tennessee’s 10-7 win over Jackson. P.J. Francescon picked up the win in relief of Jose Veras, who started the game and threw one inning.

* Albert Almora was 3-for-5 with three doubles and four RBIs in Daytona’s 12-0 win over Charlotte. Ben Wells picked up the win, striking out eight over six innings.

* David Bote had two hits, including a RBI single, but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 3-2, to Beloit. Daury Torrez did not get a decision, throwing six shutout innings. He gave up three hits and walked one.


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