Norris (2-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks over 6.1 innings in Wednesday's win over the Astros. He struck out five.
Norris didn't factor into the decision, but he pitched well enough against a strong lineup to set the Tigers up for the win. After allowing five earned runs in his last start, this was a nice bounce-back effort for the young lefty. He lines up to face the Royals on Monday in his next start, which gives him a decent chance to keep the momentum going.
Norris (2-3) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight over 5.2 innings to take the loss Friday against the Rangers.
Norris gave up a pair of homers, and gave up all of his runs after his first time through the lineup on his way to his third loss of the campaign. He's tossed just one quality start over his last six outings and his ERA is at 4.81, making him a pitcher who can't consistently be counted upon in fantasy lineups. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Astros.
Norris didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Angels and gave up two earned runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out four.
The lefty labored some -- firing 104 pitches without finishing the sixth inning -- but certainly did enough to keep the Tigers in line for the eventual win. Norris' one mistake was the two-run single he surrendered to Albert Pujols, which knotted the score at 2-2 in the fifth. It was a solid bounce-back outing for the 24-year-old, who'd given up five runs (four earned) over 4.2 innings against Oakland in his last start. Norris' control has been an issue throughout the season, as he's now issued multiple walks in each of his seven trips to the mound. He'll look to make it two straight solid outings when he faces the Orioles at home next Thursday.
Norris is looking to re-incorporate his curveball and changeup, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Brooks Baseball says Norris has thrown his fastball on 57 percent of his pitches and his slider on 24 percent of his offerings so far, with his changeup at 12 and his curve at 7. Opponents have hit well against his fastball (.329) and slider (.303). Manager Brad Ausmus also wants Norris to shake off the catcher more often. The southpaw came into this year with decent late-round fantasy hype and shouldn't be ignored moving forward, especially if he can harness his optimal approach. AL-only and deep-league players could consider buying low on his 4.55 ERA, especially if he shows positive steps during Saturday's outing.
Norris got a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Athletics, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks. He struck out four.
A strong showing from Detroit's offense spared Norris the loss, but the young lefty wasn't particularly sharp in this one. He'll take a 4.55 ERA into his next start Saturday on the road against the Angels.
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|2012||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||2||3||7.97||11||10||0||0||0||35.0||44||35||31||4||2||13||38|
|2013||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||1||0||0.00||1||1||0||0||0||5.0||1||0||0||0||0||2||1|
|2014||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||6||0||1.22||13||13||0||0||0||66.1||50||11||9||0||0||18||76|
|2014||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||3||1||4.54||8||8||0||0||0||35.2||32||18||18||5||2||17||49|
|2016||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||0||0||4.50||2||2||0||0||0||6.0||9||3||3||0||1||1||7|
|2016||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||5||7||4.54||14||14||0||0||0||73.1||78||40||37||2||1||28||77|