Farm Report: Rusin, McGee Wrap Up Rehab With Albuquerque, Will Rejoin Rockies

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Left-handed relievers Jake McGee and Chris Rusin made their final rehab appearances with AAA Albuquerque in Tuesday’s 10-3 loss at Fresno. They will rejoin the big-league team in Philadelphia this weekend, at which time a decision will be made on whether to active them or extend their rehab assignment to time at AA Hartford.

The Rockies not only play at Philadelphia this weekend but are in Pittsburgh for three games starting Tuesday. By sending the players to Hartford it would make it easier for them to rejoin the big-league team.

McGee pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, the Rockies wanting to see how he would respond after sitting down between innings and going back to pitch. He finished his time at Albuquerque working 3 1/3 innings in three games, in which he allowed one run on three hits, two walks and a strikeout.

Rusin, meanwhile, gave up four runs in two innings on Tuesday, leaving him with a 6.75 ERA in four appearances. Rusin has allowed six runs, four earned, on seven hits and two walks, striking out four in 5 1/3 innings.

In Tuesday’s Games:

AAA Albuquerque (20-20) lost 10-3 at Fresno (Nationals). Pat Dean (0-2, 5.59) gave up three home runs in his second start since being signed out of the independent Atlantic League. Brendan Rodgers (.356) went 2-for04 with a double and RBI. Garrett Hampson, optioned to the Isotopes on Monday, was in the lineup and went 1-for-4 with a double. Roberto Ramos (.260) hit his eighth home run.

AA Hartford (20-18) won 8-0 at Portland (Red Sox). Jack Wynkoop (3-5) pitched six shutout innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Manuel Melendez (.237) was 3-for-6 with three RBI. Bret Boswell (.163) was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Vance Vizcaino (.278) was 1-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and a triple. Alan Trejo (.302) was 1-for-5, hitting his fifth home run.

High A Lancaster (22-17) won 6-3 against Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers). Luis Castro (.298) provided the game-ending moment with a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth. Castro was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Ryan Rolison (1.52) started and allowed one run on three hits and two walks, striking out eight in six innings. Salvador Justo (1-0, 4.15) blew the save but gained the win, allowing one run on two hits and a strikeout in 1 1 /3 innings.

Low A Asheville (14-23) lost 5-1 at Rome (Braves). Shelby Lackey (1-4, 4.85) allowed five runs on nine hits, striking out seven in six innings. The Tourists had four hits – singles by Terrin Vavra (.317), Willie MacIver (.272) and Javier Guevara (.203). Willie Golsan (.224) doubled for the other hit.

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