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The 22-year-old is taking it all in stride.
"If I go out there and pitch six innings and have us in the ball game, that's going to be a great day," said Butler, who was 4-4 with a 2.49 ERA with the Drillers this season.
The Rockies made one thing abundantly clear - they're not counting on Butler to swoop in to rescue their season, only to keep them in games.
Molina drills Aoki
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina drilled Royals leadoff hitter Nori Aoki in the helmet in the first inning Thursday night in Kansas City while trying to throw the ball back to his pitcher.
Aoki had just taken a pitch inside and was bent a bit over the plate when Molina wound up and fired the ball back to Cardinals starter Michael Wacha. The ball traveled about two feet before it ricocheted off Aoki's helmet and toward the third base dugout.
Aoki dropped to the dirt in a heap in the batter's box, and Molina immediately bent over to see whether he was OK.
He grounded out moments later.