Outfielder Nick Buss made his first major league start for the
That capped a whirlwind of a weekend for the former USC standout, who didn't arrive at
Buss led the Pacific Coast League in runs batted in this season, batting .303 with 100 RBIs in 131 games at triple-A Albuquerque. When the minor league season ended two weeks ago, he and Albuquerque teammate
That call came Saturday after the Dodgers lost
"It was very exciting. But surprisingly I felt calm," Buss said. "You get so used to stepping into the batter's box. It was probably a little more nerve-wracking on deck then it is once you step in there.
"It's just back to business as usual."
The ball Buss hit was wrapped in a plastic bag and tucked safely in his locker Sunday, and the rookie said he wasn't sure what he'd do with it. At first Buss figured he'd just take the ball home, but after being told many players give the memento to parents or relatives, Buss said he might have to reconsider.