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Jeremy Hellickson took his second loss after giving up three runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Yankees on Sunday.
Hellickson was coming off a pair of real nice outings for himself and then this one kind of got away from him. He struggled with his command as evidenced by his weak first-pitch strike percentage and need for 99 pitches to labor through a total of just five frames. He's still trying to work himself back into a regualr routine so he's bound to have a rough start or two here and there. The trick, as always is to rebound strong. Unfortunately, this time out, a start in Toronto doesn't seem all too favorable for a rebound outing.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Rockies recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Albuquerque.
With the Rockies' doubleheader Wednesday, they are allotted a 26th man for the roster and they've opted to go with Rusin as an extra arm for the bullpen. He hasn't exactly looked his best down at Triple-A this season -- 6.23 ERA, 1.84 WHIP, 10:5 K:BB over 21 2/3 innings (four starts) -- but he's only up for the short run here. Analysis: Howard Bender