Colorado picked up Rusin off waivers from the Cubs during the off season, and he's been pretty solid (his ERA ballooned after his last outing when the Mets absolutely murdered him). He's a pitch-to-contact guy, and location is his game - when he stays down in the zone, he gets lots of weak contact. The game starts at 7:05 and will be on Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.
- Pittsburgh’s relievers have won 19 straight decisions coming into tonight’s action, a step closer to the record of 22 straight decisions held by the 1909 Bucs.
- The Pirates have posted an 18-7 record this month, the most wins for the club in the month of August since 1992, when they went 19-8.
- Elias Says: Gregory Polanco knocked out three hits, scored two runs and drove in another, stole a base, and threw out two base runners including one on right-field-to-home-plate double play last night. You have to go back 91 years to find the last major-league outfielder who had a game in which he did all that, Hall of Famer Bob Meusel. While playing for the Yankees at Detroit on June 12th, 1924, Long Bob sparked a 10-4 victory with his performance.