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Chris Rusin | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Chris Rusin allowed five runs (two earned) in six innings, taking a no-decision as the Rockies walked off winners against the Rangers on Monday.
Rusin made a throwing error in the fifth inning to put runners on first and second with no outs. The Rangers eventually would score three runs in the frame. Rusin, overall, gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out five in an otherwise solid effort. The lefty has made nine starts and two relief appearances but has already allowed eight earned runs. On the season, Rusin has an untrustworthy 3.88 ERA with a 1.49 WHIP and a 40/18 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. He'll go up against the Reds at home in his next start. Jul 21 - 12:29 AM

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Chris Rusin allowed five hits and two runs over six frames in Wednesday's no-decision versus the Angels.

Rusin whiffed two and walked two in the 3-2 loss. He held a 5.03 ERA on June 21 but has surrendered only five earned runs in his past three starts to slash that figure to 4.13. Rusin's track record and peripherals -- including a 34/16 K/BB rate and 1.51 WHIP -- suggest his ERA will be back near 5 in no time.
Jul 9 - 2:17 AM

Chris Rusin allowed six hits and three runs -- one earned -- over six frames in a loss to Arizona on Thursday.

Rusin whiffed six and walked two. He's now 3-3 with a 4.27 ERA in 46-plus innings, surpassing expectations, but that will change any day now, as his 1.55 WHIP and 32/14 K/BB rate both portend rough times ahead. Steer clear in fantasy.
Jul 3 - 12:56 AM

Chris Rusin allowed 10 hits and five runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Saturday.

Rusin was twice given multiple-run leads only to hand them back. It was the third time in his last four starts that Rusin has allowed nine hits or more, but he narrowly escaped taking his third loss in his last four games. Rusin remains 3-2 with a 4.69 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. He'll look for a better result Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Jun 27 - 7:33 PM

Chris Rusin pitched well in a victory over the Brewers on Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits over six frames.

Rusin struck out two on the day and didn't walk a batter. He allowed single runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings, but was able to avoid any extended rallies by the Brewers. Now 3-2 on the season, Rusin will carry a 5.03 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 22/11 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Giants in San Francisco.
Jun 21 - 7:30 PM

Chris Rusin was knocked around for seven runs over four innings in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday.

Rusin gave up nine hits, including a pair of home run to Luis Valbuena. The southpaw struck out four and walked two (one intentional) in the loss. He has allowed 13 runs in 9 1/3 innings over his last two starts and now holds a 5.14 ERA on the year. In case it wasn't obvious enough already, fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Jun 16 - 6:08 PM

Chris Rusin limited the Marlins to two runs in seven innings Saturday in a Rockies victory.

Rusin was staked to a four-run lead after one inning and cruised from there, scattering seven hits and two walks over his seven solid frames. He was also sharp last Tuesday against the Reds and has a chance to stick around in the Rockies' rotation now that Jordan Lyles (toe) is done for the year. Another meeting with the Marlins is next.
Jun 6 - 8:40 PM

Chris Rusin held the Reds to one run over seven innings in a no-decision on Tuesday.

Rusin was pressed into action when Jorge De La Rosa was scratched with a cut on his pitching hand. In De La Rosa's place, Rusin yielded just four hits and four walks, striking out five in his season debut. He didn't factor in the decision -- the game remained tied 1-1 after both starters were out of the game -- but it was still a good showing for the 28-year-old. De La Rosa isn't expected to miss any more time, so Rusin's future in the rotation is still unclear.
May 26 - 10:02 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Albuquerque.

He'll start Tuesday against the Reds with Jorge De La Rosa sidelined due to a cut on his pitching hand. Rusin has an ugly 6.29 ERA over six starts and one relief appearance this season in Triple-A and isn't a fantasy option.
May 26 - 3:28 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Albuquerque.

He'll serve as the 26th man during Wednesday's doubleheader. Rusin has posted a 6.23 ERA over four starts at Albuquerque this season.
May 6 - 12:57 PM

Rockies claimed LHP Chris Rusin off waivers from the Cubs.

Rusin owns a 4.97 ERA and 65/40 K/BB ratio in 108 2/3 career major league innings. The 27-year-old left-hander will presumably be in the mix for an Opening Day bullpen spot next spring in Rockies camp.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa.

Rusin holds a 7.11 ERA over four relief appearances for the Cubs this season. He'll presumably return to Iowa's rotation.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa.

Rusin has allowed six runs in 8 2/3 innings this season for Chicago. He will pitch in middle relief.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa.

Rusin has given up six runs over 8 2/3 relief innings for the Cubs this season. He's clearing room for Dallas Beeler, who will start on Wednesday against the Reds.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa.

He'll fill one of the vacancies in the Cubs rotation following the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Rusin allowed one run in five innings during his only appearance with the Cubs this season.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Eddie Butler
7Jon Gray
8Jordan Lyles
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Rafael Betancourt
4Tommy Kahnle
5Brooks Brown
6Christian Friedrich
7Christian Bergman
8Yohan Flande
9Justin Miller
10Adam Ottavino