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Cubs minor leaguer Chris Rusin throws Triple-A no-hitter

May 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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Chris Rusin made 13 starts for the Cubs last season, but the 27-year-old left-hander has spent most of this season at Triple-A and yesterday he threw a no-hitter against the Marlins’ affiliate.

And not only did Rusin allow zero hits and just two walks for Iowa’s first no-hitter since 1984, he collected two hits at the plate and drove in two runs.

Rusin has spent parts of four seasons at Triple-A for the Cubs, logging a combined 362 innings with a 3.96 ERA. He’s too old to be a prospect and struggles to get strikeouts, but he should get another opportunity in the big leagues at some point this season after holding his own in the Cubs’ rotation for a while last year.

And this has been a rough stretch for the Marlins’ Triple-A team. In addition to being no-hit by Rusin they also get into bar fights in which they break each other’s jaws.

  1. tbird05 - May 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Minor Leagues or not, that is a great accomplishment…couldn’t let an article about a no-hitter go without any comments so here you go…congrats sir.

  2. mikhelb - May 8, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Basically he did a Valenzuela.

  3. Minoring In Baseball - May 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    A no-hitter in Triple-A is no small feat. Always something he can be proud of. Go I-Cubs!

  4. musketmaniac - May 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    This could have been a Hollywood film if only it was his teammates had been in the bar fight. and it was his back-up catcher breaking his starting catchers jaw, the night before the no-hitter. Obviously it won’t be a Disney film.

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