michael lorenzen

It has been a tough week for Cincinnati Reds’ reliever Michael Lorenzen, whose father died earlier this week.

Making his return from the bereavement list, Lorenzen put on a performance that drew a smile and some tears from the young pitcher in the most memorable play of his career. With two runners on base and one out, the Cincinnati pitcher drilled a three-run homer in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. The homer was Lorenzen’s first long ball in his 45 appearances at the plate and became one of the most significant plays in his short MLB career.

About Colby Lanham

Colby Lanham is a graduate of Clemson University who, in addition to writing for The Comeback, has written for SI's Campus Rush, Bleacher Report, and Clemson Athletics. He is an alumni of the 2015 Sports Journalism Institute, where he also worked as an editorial intern for MLB.com. He has interests in football, basketball, and various forms of pop culture.