Once again, the Chicago Cubs wound up on the wrong end at Wrigley Field.
Chris Rusin was chased in the third inning and the Cubs fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2 Tuesday night, setting a team record with their 50th home loss in a season.
''To lose that many games at home, it's something you got to stay away from,'' manager Dale Sveum said.
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September 25, 2013
Although Sean Halton's first career grand slam was the big blow, it was Chris Rusin's pitches out of the strike zone that proved more costly to the Cubs.
Halton's homer capped a five-run first inning that included two walks by Rusin (2-5) and Tyler Thornburg allowed just two singles over six innings as the Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago 7-0 on Wednesday night.
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September 19, 2013
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum isn't quite ready to give Chris Rusin a spot in the rotation next spring.
If Rusin's argument gets any more compelling over the next two weeks, Sveum might not have much of a choice.
Rusin pitched seven effective innings in a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night, allowing two runs and four hits while striking out two. He extended...
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September 12, 2013
Chris Rusin – Chicago Cubs (2-2 / 3.06 ERA) vs. WSH (Dan Haren) & @SD (Andrew Cashner) Chris Rusin picked up his second win of the season two starts ago when he pitched six scoreless innings while striking out five Cardinals. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Rusin has given up only eight runs over his five starts and two or fewer in four of those five starts since being called...
Manager Dale Sveum quickly stated it was too early to assume that left-hander Chris Rusin was pitching himself into contention for a spot in the Chicago Cubs’ rotation in 2014.
“There’s eight months till spring training so we’ll cross those bridges when we get to them” Svuem said.
But Sveum Rusin and his teammates enjoyed the moment Friday night after Rusin helped the...
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Crafty Chris Rusin worked seven strong innings under the weather, you might say, in pitching the Iowa Cubs to their second straight win over the Albuquerque Isotopes this afternoon at Principal Park. He wasn't sick. He just kept the ball down (to the tune of 11 ground outs) and out of the southerly jet stream blowing toward the fences as the I-Cubs notched consecutive W'...
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Chris Rusin went back to Iowa and turned in a great start working 7 IP and allowing 3 ER while striking out 7. Rusin will be back soon so hopefully he took one more ride on the Des Moines pleasure float.
Jae Hoon Ha went 3-4 with a triple and has raised his OBP to .356. Trey McNutt worked two scoreless innings out of the pen and has been much better as of late in relief...
Iowa Brett Jackson had a few days off and returned to strike out 3 times in 4 AB's. He is really scuffling right now. Rizzo on the other hand went 3-4 and has done about all you can do in AAA. Chris Rusin continued his strong season striking out 7 batters in 8 scoreless innings. [...]