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Chris Rusin | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Kentucky
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Chris Rusin was unable to last six innings in Sunday's win over the Dodgers, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Rusin struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. The first run to score off him was unearned, as it came home on a Nolan Arenado error in the second inning. The next three? Earned in quiet fashion an inning later, when the Dodgers worked an infield RBI single and a pair of RBI ground outs. Rusin will carry a 5.37 ERA and 1.62 WHIP into his final start of the season when he heads to San Francisco for a date with the Giants. Sep 27 - 7:35 PM

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Chris Rusin allowed six runs on eight hits over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Rusin kept the ball in the yard, but eight hits and four walks provided the Pirates with plenty of opportunities to score. The loss dropped Rusin to 5-9 with a 5.39 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the year. A date with the Dodgers is on tap for Sunday.
Sep 23 - 1:25 AM

Chris Rusin picked up a no-decision, giving up three runs in six innings, as the Rockies defeated the Dodgers in 16 frames on Tuesday.

Rusin was long forgotten about by the time the Rockies pulled this one out. The lefty yielded only one run through the first six frames, but allowed a double and a walk to begin the seventh before departing. Reliever Boone Logan allowed both inherited runners to score. Overall, Rusin gave up five hits and two walks while striking out three. He now has a 5.11 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, and a 77/32 K/BB ratio over 116 1/3 innings. He'll match up with the Pirates in a home start next.
Sep 16 - 3:43 AM

Chris Rusin struggled in Wednesday's loss to the Padres, surrendering six runs on eight hits over three innings.

Rusin tossed a complete game in his last start, but he wasn't close to nine innings on Wednesday. The Padres scored a run in each of the first two innings before blowing up for four runs in the third. With the lackluster outing, the 28-year-old southpaw will take a tough 5.14 ERA and 1.58 WHIP into his next start, a road tilt with the Dodgers.
Sep 10 - 12:30 AM

Chris Rusin went the distance against the Giants on Thursday, allowing three runs in his second career complete-game victory.

Rusin had a shutout against the Padres last month, so this makes him the team's first pitcher to throw two complete games at Coors Field in the same season since Aaron Cook in 2008. He's still just 5-7 with a 4.78 ERA overall, but that's better than anyone would have expected going into the year.
Sep 4 - 12:03 AM

Chris Rusin turned in a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Pirates, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings.

All three runs against Rusin scored in the first inning when he coughed up a three-run homer to Aramis Ramirez. He posted goose eggs on the scoreboard over the next five frames. He needed a rebound like this after he was rocked for 11 runs over two-plus innings versus the Mets in his last start. The 28-year-old southpaw will carry a 4.94 ERA and 1.61 WHIP into a home date with the Giants next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 29 - 10:21 PM

Chris Rusin was lit up for 11 runs on 12 hits in two-plus innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets.

It was one of those nights at Coors Field, with both teams combining 23 runs on 35 hits. Rusin falls to 4-6 on the year with a 4.97 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.
Aug 22 - 11:51 PM

Chris Rusin threw a fantastic game in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Padres, firing nine shutout innings.

Rusin scattered five hits while striking out four and walking one. All five hits went for singles. His last two starts have both been strong ones, as he allowed just one run over six innings against the Mets in his last outing. For the season, the 28-year-old southpaw holds a 3.99 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 62/23 K/BB ratio over 90 1/3 innings. That high WHIP mark is scary, but Rusin will try to build on these last two outings when he takes on the aforementioned Mets in an upcoming home start.
Aug 16 - 7:39 PM

Chris Rusin allowed only one run in six innings, but got the loss anyway on Tuesday against the Mets.

Rusin had the misfortune of matching up with Matt Harvey and the Rockies couldn't muster any offense. The Mets broke through with a run in the lefty's final inning thanks to a Ruben Tejada single. Rusin scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out five on the night. He hasn't been anything special out of the rotation, carrying a 4.43 ERA with a 1.60 WHIP and a 58/22 K/BB ratio over 81 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Padres at home next.
Aug 11 - 10:05 PM

Chris Rusin allowed three earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Mariners.

Colorado won the game on an 11th-inning walkoff home run by catcher Michael McKenry. Rusin coughed up eight hits and three walks over his five frames, striking out only three. He'll carry a 4.66 ERA and 1.61 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Mets.
Aug 5 - 7:23 PM

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

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