Righty Casey Coleman came up from Class AAA (Des Moines) Iowa Saturday and started Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Mike Quade wanted 80-85 pitches from Coleman, who delivered with 81 over five innings.
Quade has said he wants 45-50 pitches from Russell, who threw some extra pitches on the side over the weekend in Milwaukee. Russell has not started a major league game before, but he has 40 minor league starts, the most recent coming in 2009.
"I highly doubt any of us are pressing right now," he said. "It's not September. It's barely the second week of the season. There is no pressure."
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