Results tagged ‘ Chris Rusin ’

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.

5/8 Minor matters

It was a big day Wednesday for Chris Rusin and Kris Bryant.

Rusin became the first Triple-A Iowa pitcher to throw a no-hitter in 30 years in a 3-0 win over New Orleans on Wednesday. Rusin struck out three and walked two. It was the seventh Triple-A no-hitter in Iowa franchise history, and first since the club joined the Pacific Coast League in 1998. Rusin helped himself, hitting a two-run single in the second. It’s the first no-no by a Cubs Minor Leaguer since Eric Jokisch did so last Aug. 8. Javier Baez had three hits and Josh Vitters had two hits to back up Rusin.

Bryant hit two home runs and drove in six runs to lead Tennessee to a 12-1 win over Birmingham. Dae-Eun Rhee got the win, giving up one run on three hits over seven innings. Bryant was 3-for-4, and also hit a double. His eight homers lead the Southern League. Stephen Bruno had three hits and two RBIs. Arodys Vizcaino struck out two in one inning in his Smokies debut.

Rob Zastryzny gave up four runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 5-1 loss to Lakeland.

Yasiel Balaguert drove in his 22nd run of the season but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 5-3, to Wisconsin. Jacob Rogers and David Bote each had two hits.

5/7 Rusin throws no-hitter for Iowa

Chris Rusin threw a no-hitter Wednesday to lead Triple-A Iowa to a 3-0 victory over New Orleans. The lefty struck out three and walked two for the win. He threw 118 pitches, 72 for strikes. He also helped himself at the plate with two hits, including a two-run single. It’s the first no-no by an Iowa Cubs pitcher since Reggie Patterson did so in 1984.

5/3 Minor matters

Chris Rusin posted a quality start, giving up three runs on five hits over six innings, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 4-3, to Nashville on Friday. Chris Valaika had two hits, both doubles, and Logan Watkins had two hits, including a RBI double. Rusin struck out five and gave up three runs over six innings. Kyle Hendricks gets the start Saturday.

John Andreoli had three hits and two RBIs and Stephen Bruno drove in two more runs to help Tennessee beat Chattanooga, 8-7. It was the Smokies’ fifth straight win. Austin Kirk picked up the W out of the ‘pen and Armando Rivero recorded his sixth save.

Daytona’s doubleheader against Clearwater was postponed because of rain. The two teams are scheduled to play two Saturday.

Kane County scored the winning run on a throwing error in the 11th to beat Burlington, 3-2. Duane Underwood started and gave up two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings. David Bote had two hits.

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

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