Colorado Rockies Rundown: CarGo, Chatwood, Complete Games, And More
Sep 3, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher C. Rusin (52) pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Rusin goes the distance… again
Chris Rusin, of course, threw another complete game on Thursday night in the Colorado Rockies’ win over San Francisco. That makes his second complete game of the year — and it comes in his first home start since he allowed 12 hits and 11 runs to the New York Mets back on August 22.
Weiss spoke very highly of Rusin (again) after the phenomenal start:
"“Chris has done a great job for us, and he’s taken full advantage of the opportunity that he’s gotten this year. His athleticism showed up again tonight — fielding the position, swinging the bat, running the bases. He’s got a great feel for pitching. He messes with hitters’ timing by changing his delivery. He’s just got a real good feel for getting outs. He commanded the ball really well tonight.”"
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And there was more at stake for Rusin, too:
So there you go! A little bit of history for the left-hander who more and more is angling for a legitimate chance at a spot in the starting rotation in 2016.
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