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Christopher Patrick Rusin
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lbs.
- School University of Kentucky
- High School Divine Child High School
- Debut August 21, 2012
 Biographical Information
Pitcher Chris Rusin hit a triple in his first major league at bat in his major league debut for the Chicago Cubs on August 21, 2012 against the Milwaukee Brewers. The hit came off Marco Estrada with one out in the 3rd, but Chris was stranded on third base. He gave up only one hit in 5 innings on the mound that day, but it followed a walk and a pair of hit batsmen in the 4th, leading to a run. That was enough for him to be the losing pitcher in a 5-2 loss. He went 2-3, 6.37 in 7 starts. In 2013, he made 13 starts for the Cubs, with a decent 3.93 ERA, good for an ERA+ of 98, but ended up with a record of 2-6. However, he made only 4 appearances in 2014, all in relief, with no record and an ERA of 7.11. He spent most of all three of those seasons with the AAA Iowa Cubs, notching exactly 8 wins each year (8-9, 8-7, 8-13). The middle year was his best, as his ERA was 3.35 in 121 innings. At the end of the 2014 season, he was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies
Chris got a chance to pitch a lot more in the majors in 2015. On August 16th, he recorded the first complete game and shutout of his career in defeating the San Diego Padres, 4-0. His five-hitter was the first complete game thrown by a Rockies pitcher that year. Overall he went 6-10, 5.33 in 24 games, including 22 starts, logging 131 2/3 innings.
 Further Reading
- Thomas Harding: "Rusin aims for consistency, stamina at Spring Training", mlb.com, February 16, 2016.