Skip to content

Norris fans a record 14 batters in win over Pirates

Aug 15, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

Astros starter Bud Norris set a Minute Maid Park record on Saturday, striking out 14 batters over seven innings in a 3-2 victory over the Pirates...

Astros starter Bud Norris set a Minute Maid Park record on Saturday, striking out 14 batters over seven innings in a 3-2 victory over the Pirates

Norris is an odd talent.  He’ll show flashes of great potential, then get totally shelled next time out.  It’s partly control problems, and partly the fact that he is still learning.  Either way, the 25-year-old’s fastball is consistently clocked in the mid-90s and he has a slider that serves as a quality out pitch when it’s moving how he wants. 

Norris is averaging 9.75 strikeouts per nine innings this season and ran into an awful Pirates team.  It was a match made in heaven, and he made it work in record-breaking fashion.  Now look for him to be blown up next time out against the Mets.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    While my beloved Feesh oscillated below the strange attractor yet again last night (and “oscillate” is the only word that comes to mind – they’ve been back and forth across .500 nineteen times this season, and we’ve still got a month and a half to go), I have to feel for the fans in Rustburg, much less the ballplayers. Every time that team steps out on a ballfield they must feel like a battalion of Polish cavalry going up against a panzer division.

  2. Md23Rewls - Aug 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    With a name like Bud Norris, I expect great things.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Who are the favorites for Rookie of the Year?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (3527)
  2. Y. Molina (2995)
  3. J. Soler (2901)
  4. D. Ortiz (2339)
  5. B. Colon (2304)
  1. D. Wright (2162)
  2. S. Doolittle (2081)
  3. Y. Darvish (2040)
  4. R. Cano (1978)
  5. T. Lincecum (1936)