Results tagged ‘ Chris Rusin ’

7/2 Extra bases

* With Scott Feldman gone via trade, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Carlos Villanueva will be stretched out to get back in the rotation. Feldman was scheduled to start on Tuesday but lefty Chris Rusin was called up from Triple-A Iowa to take his spot. Villanueva began the season in the rotation and made eight starts before he was moved to the bullpen to make room for Matt Garza. Villanueva was 1-3 with a 3.93 ERA in eight starts, and has a 2.40 ERA in 15 relief appearances. Villanueva will need time to get stretched out, and most likely won’t be ready to start until mid July, Sveum said. Feldman, by the way, will make his first start for the Orioles on Wednesday against the White Sox.

* GM Jed Hoyer was asked about whether the trades on Tuesday tell the players the season is over.

“Unfortunately, we’re 10 games under .500 at this stage in the season,” Hoyer said. “We have three teams in our division with the three best records in the National League, or close to it. I think realistically, our chances of playing in October are small. We need to add a lot of talent to get better for the future. Players should be trying to win every single game, that’s the nature of their job. I would expect the players to look at it that way.”

Is Sveum worried about a change in attitude?

“I’m not concerned about that,” Sveum said. “We’re still viable and able to fill those roles now. If you start getting more thinner, then things change. I’m not worried — they’re professional players and they have to go out and perform.”

* Starlin Castro batted .167 in June, the worst month of his young career. The shortstop has gotten into some bad habits, Sveum said.

“He’s just got to slow things down and get in a better position to hit like he did when he first got here,” Sveum said.

* Rusin was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team on Tuesday. The game will be played July 17 in Reno. The lefty compiled a 7-7 record and 3.27 ERA in 17 games (16 starts), and leads the PCL in innings pitched.

– Carrie Muskat

7/2 Cubs lineup

Chris Rusin gets the start Tuesday night for the Cubs as they open a three-game Interleague series against the Athletics. Rusin, who was named to PCL All-Star team, earlier today, was 7-7 with a 3.27 ERA in 17 games (16 starts). He leads the PCL in innings pitched and a 1.10 WHIP, and was tied for fourth in opponents batting average (.241).

This will be the Cubs’ first-ever regular season game at Coliseum, the 121st different ballpark in which they’ve played. After tonight, the Cubs will have played a regular-season game in every current Major League city and a game in every active ballpark except the new Yankee Stadium.

Here’s the lineup:

Valbuena 3B
Castro SS
Schierholtz RF
Soriano LF
Rizzo 1B
Navarro DH
Bogusevic CF
Barney 2B
Castillo C

Chris Rusin P

6/29 Minor matters

Friday’s games

Chris Rusin gave up one run on five hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 5-1 win over Omaha. Logan Watkins was 4-for-5 with one RBIs and Dave Sappelt was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

The first game of a doubleheader between Tennessee and Jackson was suspended in the second inning because of unplayable field conditions. Game 2 was postponed. On Saturday, Eric Jokisch was scheduled to start. Also, left-handed pitcher Jeff Antigua was promoted from Kane County to Tennessee, while Trey McNutt was placed on the disabled list.

Javier Baez, Wes Darvill and Zeke DeVoss each homered to lead Daytona to a 13-6 victory over Tampa. Baez was 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBIs. It was his 17th home run and he’s now batting .273. DeVoss had two hits and one RBIs and Darvill had two RBIs.

Dan Vogelbach had two hits but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 2-0, to Beloit. Michael Heesch took the loss, giving up one run over seven innings.

Jacob Hannemann, the Cubs’ third round pick in the June Draft, had two hits, including a triple in Boise’s 5-4, 10-inning win over Eugene. Shawon Dunston hit a double, walked twice, and stole a base.

Mesa had Friday off.

6/23 Minor matters

Saturday’s games

* Chris Rusin gave up six runs over six innings in Iowa’s 6-2 loss to Memphis. Brian Bogusevic had two hits and stole a base. Brad Nelson also had two hits, including a double.

* Matt Szczur went 4-for-5 with three RBIs in Tennessee’s 11-8 loss to Chattanooga. Ty Wright was 2-for-3 and Jonathan Mota went 2-for-5.

* Javier Baez hit his 16th home run, a solo shot in the first, and Zach Cates gave up one run over 6 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 2-1 win over Dunedin. Baez had two hits, and two RBIs. His 52 RBIs are tied for fifth in the Florida State League. Dustin Geiger had two hits and a stole a base.

Baez connected off Kyle Drabek, who was making his first start since elbow surgery. Baez also hit a RBI single in the third.

“It doesn’t matter who is on the mound — he has to throw strikes,” Baez told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Baez now is tied for first in the Florida State League with 16 home runs. He’s the active leader, as the other two players were promoted to Double-A.

Jorge Soler still sidelined with a sore left shin.

* Albert Almora and Rock Shoulders both homered in Kane County’s 6-5, 11-inning loss to Quad Cities. Shoulders had two hits and scored two runs.

* Justin Marra hit his first home run in Boise’s 3-2 loss to Spokane in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Shawon Dunston Jr. hit his first home run in a 4-3 loss.

* Alexander Santana gave up three runs over 4 2/3 innings in Mesa’s 7-5, 10-inning loss to the Diamondbacks. The Rookie League team committed three errors.

6/18 Minor matters – UPDATED

Monday’s games

Chris Rusin threw his first complete game shutout, leading Iowa to a 2-0 win over Omaha. Rusin struck out eight, scattered five hits and walked one. He got all the offense he needed from solo homers by Donnie Murphy and Brian Bogusevic.

Eric Jokisch gave up one run on three hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 2-1 win over Mississippi. The Smokies closed the first half 34-35, and in third place in the Southern League North Division. Jonathan Mota, Anthony Giansanti and Chad Noble each had two hits.

Dustin Geiger hit his eighth home run, but it was one of four hits by Daytona in a 9-2 loss to Clearwater. Zach Cates gave up four runs on five hits and five walks over four innings. Geiger’s homer was a two-run shot in the fourth.

* On Monday, Javy Baez was named Florida State League Player of the Week after going 4-for-13 with three walks, four home runs and seven RBIs. The home runs and RBIs all came in the June 10 game against Fort Myers. He also hit two doubles in the All-Star Game Saturday.

Kane County had Monday off for the All-Star break. Six Cougars were named to the West Division All-Star team: Dan Vogelbach, Rock Shoulders, Bijan Rademacher, Tayler Scott, Felix Pena, and Nathan Dorris.

Duane Underwood gave up three runs over 3 2/3 innings in Boise’s 8-6 loss to Salem-Keizer. Jacob Rogers and Yasiel Balaguert each had two hits. Balaguert had three RBIs.

Mesa begins the Rookie League on Thursday.

6/13 Minor matters

Chris Rusin threw seven shutout innings and Brian Bogusevic hit two home runs to help Iowa beat Oklahoma City, 5-1. Rusin struck out three and gave up five hits. Bogusevic drove in four runs. Junior Lake was 2-for-4 and stole a base.

Tennessee had Wednesday off, and will face Mississippi on Thursday. Alberto Cabrera was scheduled to start.

Chadd Krist hit his first home run in Daytona’s 6-3 loss to Fort Myers in the first game of a doubleheader. Ben Wells took the loss, giving up three earned runs over 3 2/3 innings. Jorge Soler had two hits, including a double. In the second game, Zeke DeVoss hit his third homer but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 5-4. Matt Loosen took the loss, giving up two runs over four innings.

On Wednesday, Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger were selected to participate in the Home Run Derby for the Florida State League All-Star Game.

Kane County’s game vs. Burlington was canceled because of rain. On Thursday, Tayler Scott gets the start against Burlington.

Boise opens its season Friday at Eugene.

6/8 Minor matters

Chris Rusin gave up two runs on three hits over eight innings but took the loss in Iowa’s 3-1 loss to Round Rock. Rusin struck out seven and has a 3.67 ERA this season. Steve Clevenger was 1-for-4 with a double in his fourth rehab game. Brent Lillibridge had three hits and Junior Lake had two hits, including a double, in his second game with Iowa. The I-Cubs also announced Barret Loux has been activated from the DL.

Austin Kirk gave up six runs on 10 hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 6-1 loss to Mobile. Jonathan Mota hit his third home run and Matt Szczur had three hits.

Daytona lost 7-6 to Brevard County. Matt Loosen gave up six runs over five innings. Zeke DeVoss had three hits and three stolen bases. Javier Baez was 2-for-5 and batting .476 in five June games.

Tayler Scott gave up two runs on eight hits over seven innings in Kane County’s 3-2 win over Burlington. Jeimer Candelario hit his second home run. Albert Almora was 1-for-4, and batting .404 this season.

5/29 Minor matters & Vitters update

Chris Rusin struck out eight and gave up one run over eight innings in Iowa’s 6-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday. Edwin Maysonet and Brent Lillibridge each homered. Donnie Murphy had two hits and scored a run. It was Rusin’s longest outing of the season.

Note: Josh Vitters was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to May 26, with a strained muscle in his rib cage. It’s the second trip to the DL for Vitters, 23. He also missed time April 9-30 because of a lower back strain. In 19 games with Iowa, Vitters was batting .270 with two doubles, three homers and eight RBIs.

Arismendy Alcantara hit his eighth home run to help Tennessee beat Birmingham, 3-2. Kyle Hendricks picked up the win, giving up two runs over 6 2/3 innings. Christian Villanueva hit a double and triple and scored a run.

Javier Baez hit a walkoff home run, a two-run shot, in the 11th inning to help Daytona beat Tampa, 6-4. Baez is batting .268 for the season; it was his seventh home run. Austin Kirk started and gave up three runs over five innings.

Dan Vogelbach hit his seventh home run and drove in three runs in Kane County’s 7-5 loss to Quad Cities in a rain-shortened six-inning game. Dillon Maples took the loss, giving up seven runs over three innings.

5/24 Minor matters

Chris Rusin threw six shutout innings, striking out four and scattering six hits, in Iowa’s 4-0 win over Las Vegas. Logan Watkins hit his fourth home run, a two-run shot, and Josh Vitters had two hits.

Arismendy Alcantara hit his sixth home run to help Tennessee beat Huntsville, 2-0. Kyle Hendricks got the win, throwing seven shutout innings. He struck out seven and gave up three hits.

Zach Cates served up four runs on eight hits over five innings in Daytona’s 8-4 loss to Jupiter. John Andreoli had three hits and scored two runs, and Dustin Geiger notched his eighth multi-hit game of the season as well as his 40th RBIs.

Dillon Maples gave up eight runs (five earned) on six hits over 3 2/3 innings in Kane County’s 9-8, 14-inning loss to Peoria. The Cougars led 8-4 in the fourth. Albert Almora went 4-for-7 with two doubles and scored a run in his second game. Jeimer Candelario had two hits and four RBIs.

5/2 Minor matters

Chris Rusin gave up one run but still took the loss in Iowa’s 1-0 loss to Round Rock on Wednesday. Logan Watkins went 3-for-3, and Ian Stewart was 0-for-4 in his 13th rehab game. Rusin struck out five and did not walk a batter, scattering six hits.

Matt Garza gave up one run on one hit and two walks and took the loss in Tennessee’s 3-0 rain-shortened loss to Mississippi. Garza was making his first rehab start. He faced 10 batters, walked two.

Ben Wells gave up one run over seven innings in Daytona’s 3-1 win over Palm Beach. Jorge Soler doubled, stole a base and scored a run. Wells gave up three hits and walked a batter.

Dan vogelbach extended his hitting streak to five games with a 10th inning walkoff RBI single to lift Kane County to a 5-4 victory over Bowling Green. Pierce Johnson started, and gave up one run on four hits over 6 2/3 inings. He has struck out 25 over 24 2/3 innings.


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