Norris pitched 1.1 innings in relief during Friday's 16-inning loss to the Cardinals, but manager Dave Roberts said Norris will still start Tuesday's game against the Rays, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports. This essentially served as a side session for Norris, so owners should not worry about him getting skipped in the rotation. He ended up taking the loss Friday, giving up one run on two hits and a walk. Norris excelled in his first start with the Dodgers on July 1, but since then his ERA has climbed from 3.89 to 4.56, although he does have 26 strikeouts in 22.2 innings over that stretch.
Norris (5-8) gave up six runs on seven hits -- three of them homers -- with eight strikeouts over five innings in Wednesday's loss to Washington. After posting a 1.78 ERA over a six-start stretch that occupied most of June and the first day of July, Norris has mostly returned to more recognizable form, having given up 13 runs in 15 innings spanning three starts since. He does, however, have a sparkling 18:3 K:BB in that span. He hasn't generally struggled with homers this year, but the Nats teed off on him Wednesday, with Bryce Harper socking one in the first inning, then Ben Revere and Jayson Werth going back-to-back in the fifth. It's hard to trust Norris in fantasy, although a game against the Rays on Tuesday presents a decent matchup.
Norris will start Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Bill Plunkett of the OC Register reports. Norris will take the spot of Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow), who was placed on the disabled list Tuesday afternoon. He'll take the hill Wednesday for the first time since Friday, when he picked up a win against Arizona, despite allowing eight hits and four earned runs across 5.0 innings. The Dodgers also announced Julio Urias will return from Triple-A to start Thursday's game.
Norris (4-7) pitched five innings, allowing three runs, six hits and two walks while striking out five Wednesday against the Orioles. He did not factor in the decision. Norris was in line for the win with a 4-3 lead against his old team, but that changed when his long-time pal Mark Trumbo hit his second homer of the day off reliever Casey Fien. The 31-year-old has pitched admirably since being acquired from the Braves via trade on June 30. He's now tossed 11 frames for L.A., allow just three runs on eight hits with a 13:3 K:BB.
Norris will take the mound for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the Orioles, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. Norris was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday, and the team wasted no time getting him into the rotation, as he threw six innings of two hit ball Friday against the Rockies. It seems as if Norris is here to stay, as he'll get another turn in the rotation on regular rest. Norris should be looking forward to this start, as he played for the Orioles from 2013-15.
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