• Gregory Polanco was listed on Saturday as Triple-A Indianapolis' leadoff batter for the first time this season, against Scranton/Wilkes Barre, and general manager Neal Huntington, in a wide-ranging news conference with reporters prior to Saturday's game, affirmed that it's the latest prep test for the outfielder.
"When he gets here, we don't think he's going to be batting third," said a smiling Huntington, alluding to Andrew McCutchen's home in the lineup.
• Josh Harrison made his 12th straight start Saturday, this time at third base, replacing Pedro Alvarez. Only Neil Walker and McCutchen have made more consecutive starts.
• "He was controlled mentally. In starts before, some emotions may have gotten the best of him, but he was just locked in and everything worked. He got a little help with guys chasing pitches, but I think that's because he attacked the zone so well," Dodgers catcher Drew Butera said of Francisco Liriano.
Was Butera commenting on Liriano's effort in pitching the Bucs to a 2-1 victory Friday? No -- he was recalling the lefty's May 3, 2011, no-hitter with the Twins against the White Sox, caught by Butera.