Worth noting

• Kearns was excused from the team on Saturday for family reasons. The veteran will be placed on the bereavement list, meaning he will be out a minimum of three days and no more than seven days. He is not expected to be back for the series at San Diego, Monday-Wednesday.

• Logan Morrison, on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury, is eligible to be reinstated on May 30. But indications are he won't be back until around mid-June, at the earliest.

• Juan Pierre, batting .115 (3-for-26) against left-handed pitchers, was among the left-handed hitters not starting against Hamels on Saturday.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter