David Rollins has taken the tough route to the Majors, but the Mariners' Rule 5 Draft pick arrived on Saturday ready to make amends for his mistake and make the most of his new opportunity.
Padres catcher Derek Norris suffered an AC sprain of his left shoulder during Friday's 2-1 win over the Cardinals, though he was back in the lineup on Saturday. "He was adamant about being in there," said Padres interim manager Pat Murphy.
Adam Morgan returned to the city in which he grew up, in which he dreamed of pitching one day. He did so as a Phillie, and came oh-so-close to defeating the Braves on Friday night.
The Pirates had hoped to keep Clayton Richard in the Indianapolis on-deck circle until circumstances forced a call for starting pitching help, but even with the veteran left-hander's deal into the Cubs' rotation, manager Clint Hurdle remains comfortable with the Bucs' supply of standby arms.
From the first batter of his start vs. the Brewers on Friday night, Reds rookie pitcher Michael Lorenzen appeared to have trouble. Lorenzen had a 0-2 count on Gerardo Parra before he hit a foul ball and stayed alive. Three pitches later and with a 2-2 count, Parra hit a rising 96-mph fastball over the right field fence for a leadoff home run. Milwaukee didn't stop rolling from there as it handed t