Posts Tagged ‘Cory Rasmus’

The Ongoing Saga Of The Brothers Rasmus: Colby Strikes Back

It’s been five days since we last spoke of the glorious Rasmus Brothers, which always feels like about four days too long.  This time, however, I nearly forgot about it until a trip to Twitter jogged my memory.

Cory Rasmus had a nice night on Thursday: six innings, one run, three hits, one walk, eight strikeouts.  And he picked up the win, which is always nice.

Brother Colby was 0-4 and left a couple runners on base against the Astros.  But he was also the beneficiary of a very special video that was uploaded to YouTube nearly three weeks ago and posted on Deadspin this morning.

That was…amazing.  I’m beyond words.  I wish I’d known about it on August 11, because this video is the only thing with the raw power to counter Cory’s no-hitter.

I just…I think I need to go to sleep now.

Your Random Rasmus Brothers Update

Because I wait excitedly for the Rasmus Brothers to perform on the same day, I assume that you do too. Here are the results from yesterday:

Colby: 1-4, HR, BB
Cory: 2.2 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 4 BB, 3 SO

Colby’s hit wasn’t a walk-off this time, but he “wins” this round because Cory had a bad day. The fourteen inning no-hit streak? Gone in the first inning. Both brothers’ teams eventually won, however – the Cardinals topped the Padres, 7-0, and Danville came from behind to beat Greeneville, 5-4, in ten innings.

Circle August 21 On Your Calendars: Round 3 In The Battle Of The Rasmus Brothers

Five days ago, I brought you the story of the Brothers Rasmus: older brother Colby, one of Baseball America’s Top 100 preseason prospects and an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, celebrated his birthday, only to be upstaged by little brother Cory, who pitched a seven-inning no-hitter for the Danville Braves.

Tonight was to be the night Colby got his revenge. The rookie broke a 5-5 ninth inning tie with his twelfth homerun of the season, a two-run walk-off bomb off Padres closer Heath Bell. Score one for Colby in the ol’ sibling rivalry contest, right?

Probably – a walk-off is pretty cool – but let’s look at the facts first. As the fates would have it, Cory also started for Danville tonight, his first outing since the no-hitter, and he did alright for himself: despite control problems (walking four and hitting a batter) that led to a pair of runs, he did not allow a hit for the second straight game. With five hitless innings under his belt tonight, seven in his last start, and two in the start before that, he has now gone fourteen consecutive innings without giving up a hit.

It appears we got ourselves a good old fashioned rivalry brewing between the baseball-playing Rasmus Boys.  I, for one, can’t wait to see what happens next.

Happy Birthday To You, Colby Rasmus – Love, Your Brother Cory

Tuesday was Colby Rasmus’s 23rd birthday. His brother Cory, who is fifteen months younger, managed to upstage his brother’s big day: he pitched a no-hitter.

Cory is a pitcher for the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League. On Tuesday, while his brother was going 2-for-5 in a Cardinals loss to the Reds, Cory was shutting down the Princeton Rays. He worked seven innings, walking one and striking out nine to even his record at 2-2.

It officially doesn’t matter if Cory ever makes the majors now, or if he does, for how long. The important thing is that he has something awesome to hold over big brother’s head for the rest of their lives.