Norris didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-0 win over the Rays, giving up one hit and two walks over three scoreless innings while striking out two.
The Tigers have indicated that Norris and Drew VerHagen -- who followed the lefty with five scoreless innings of his own -- will work in tandem the rest of the season, and the strategy paid dividends in this one. Norris will take a 4.82 ERA into his next start Wednesday in Houston, but don't expect him to last long enough to qualify for a win even if he does pitch well again.
Norris (3-10) gave up four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four through three innings to take the loss against the Royals on Sunday.
Norris was hit hard in the first three innings, allowing two solo home runs in the first inning and allowed another two-run shot in the third frame. With Norris nearing an innings limit, this could be the way he is used for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old has a 4.94 ERA with 102 strikeouts through 21 starts this season. Norris will make his next start Saturday against the Rays at Tropicana Field, although it will likely be abbreviated.
Norris could piggyback starts with Drew VerHagen to close the season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Norris has thrown 117.1 frames, his highest mark since 2016. As a result, he is approaching his innings limit and the team is looking for a way to closely monitor his workload. Norris has a 4.76 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 98 strikeouts for the campaign.
Norris (3-9) allowed four runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings to take the loss in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox. He walked two and struck out three.
Norris pitched clean third and fourth innings, but he didn't fare as well on either end of that, allowing single runs in the first, second, fifth and sixth frames. Home runs by Jose Abreu and Welington Castillo accounted for half of the damage, and the lefty has now allowed 20 long balls in 117.1 innings this season. Norris will take a middling 4.76 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into his next outing, which is scheduled for Sunday against the Royals.
Norris allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over 6.1 innings in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners. He struck out eight and took a no-decision.
Norris was strong in this outing, but a two-run home run by Tom Murphy in the seventh inning was enough to take the left-hander out of the running for a decision. Norris has been inconsistent this season -- he's allowed three runs or fewer in six of his last 10 starts, but also surrendered five or more in the other four starts over that span. The 26-year-old has a 4.89 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 106.2 innings this season. He's expected to next take the mound versus the Angels on Wednesday, carrying an unsightly 2-8 record into that matchup.
Norris allowed one run on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts across four innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
The left-hander threw only 58 pitches in four frames but departed because of an innings limit the Tigers are now going to impose on him. Norris threw only 56 innings last season and is already over 100 frames this season. The 26-year-old is 2-8 with a 5.02 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 100.1 innings, so he didn't have much value anyway, but this innings limit will destroy any fantasy value Norris has left.
Norris will eventually hit an innings limit at some point in the second half, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Manager Ron Gardenhire didn't give a specific date or innings target, but the Tigers have little reason to push their young arms in a season in which they aren't close to competing for a playoff berth. Norris threw just 56 innings last season and 115.2 in 2017. He's thrown 96.1 already this year.
Norris allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks over 5.2 innings Monday, striking out eight batters and taking the no-decision in the loss to Cleveland.
Norris got tagged for two home runs in this one, including a two-run shot from Mike Freeman in the second inning. Over his last four outings, the 26-year-old has been drilled for 19 runs in just 22.2 innings of work, raising his season ERA from 4.40 to 5.14 in the process. Still looking for his first win since May, Norris will face the Blue Jays at home Saturday.
Norris (2-8) allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while also recording two strikeouts across five innings and was charged with the loss against the White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday.
The 26-year-old is on quite a cold streak. This is the second time in the last three starts where Norris has yielded at least six runs, and he hasn't won a game since May 12. Since then, Norris is 0-7 with a 5.79 ERA. Overall, Norris is 2-8 with a 4.96 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 71 strikeouts in 90.2 innings this season.
Norris (groin/finger) is listed as the Tigers' scheduled starter for the front end of Wednesday's doubleheader with the White Sox.
Norris' inclusion on Detroit's pitching schedule for the final week before the All-Star break suggests the team has no concerns about his health after he was pulled early in his most recent start Friday against the Nationals due to groin cramping and a finger injury. He'll return to the mound on his normal four days' rest in search of his first win in 10 starts. Over his preceding nine turns, Norris has gone 0-6 with a 5.29 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.
Norris' left Friday's start against the Nationals with groin cramping in addition to a finger injury, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
There was a picture circulating of a trail of blood running down Norris' left thumb, but he also suffered a groin injury during a collision at first base early in the game. He gave up two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three in five innings (77 pitches). Consider him questionable for his scheduled start Wednesday against the White Sox.
Norris appears to have been lifted early from Friday's start against the Nationals with a finger injury, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
There is a photo circulating of blood dripping down Norris' left thumb, and he was pulled after throwing only 77 pitches in five innings, so an injury would make sense. Norris was part of a collision at first base earlier in the game, but he stayed in for several innings after that. He gave up two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three.
Norris (2-6) allowed six runs across seven innings Sunday to take the loss against Cleveland. He gave up eight hits and struck out eight as well.
Norris pitched pretty well outside of the second inning. However, that frame was particularly rough, as the lefty allowed five runs on six hits, including four in a row at one point. The eight strikeouts were a season high at least, but Norris remains an inconsistent fantasy option best saved for the right matchups. He'll take a 4.69 ERA into his next scheduled start Friday against Washington.
Norris allowed two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and one walk across six innings during a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.
The left-hander has yielded only two runs in each of his last two outings, but in both cases he settled for a no-decision. Norris has lost his last four decisions, and he hasn't captured a win since May 12. Overall, he is 2-5 with a 4.40 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 73.2 innings this season. Norris is scheduled to pitch next on the road against the Indians on Sunday.
Norris lasted five innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Wednesday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six.
Norris held the Royals scoreless until he surrendered doubles to Whit Merrifield and Jorge Soler in the third to even the score at 1-1. He then allowed a trio of singles in the fifth to tie things up once again before exiting the game for good. The 26-year-old has been hustling through a mediocre season for the Tigers, compiling a 4.52 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 54:18 K:BB through 11 starts. He'll take on the Pirates in his next start on Tuesday.
Norris (2-5) allowed three earned runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out six across 5.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Rays.
Norris was consistently working around trouble Thursday, allowing multiple baserunners in four of his six innings. However, he avoided major damage aside from a two-run homer he surrendered to Travis d'Arnaud. While his ratios haven't fallen into place, Norris has a 27:7 K:BB across his last 34.1 innings, spanning six starts. He'll look for better results in his next outing, likely to come Wednesday at Kansas City.
Norris (2-4) took the loss Saturday against the Braves by allowing six runs (five earned) across 5.1 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Norris kept Atlanta off the board for the first three frames but then allowed two runs in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. The 26-year-old will carry a 4.58 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 42:15 K:BB into Thursday's start versus the Rays.
Norris (2-3) tossed 5.2 innings Monday, yielding four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks in the loss to Baltimore. He struck out five and took the loss.
Things started poorly for Norris right from the start, allowing a two-run blast to Renato Nunez in the first inning. He did drop his ERA slightly, though, from 4.30 to 4.18 across 51.2 frames. He'll try to get back to a .500 record in a tough road start against the Braves on Sunday.
Norris allowed just two runs over six innings but did not factor into the decision Wednesday against the Marlins. He gave up six hits and no walks while striking out five.
This was a step in the right direction for Norris, who coughed up six runs on seven hits across 5.1 innings in his last start. The lefty has been a bit up and down this season, and he now has a 4.30 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 33:11 K:BB through 46 innings. Norris will look to build on this positive outing his next time out, which is scheduled for Monday against the Orioles on the road.
Norris (2-2) took the loss Friday as the Tigers fell 7-2 to the A's, coughing up six runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings while striking out two.
Two of Oakland's hits left the yard, including a two-run shot by Chad Pinder in the sixth inning that chased Norris from the game. The southpaw will take a 4.50 ERA and 28:11 K:BB through 40 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the Marlins.
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