Tag:Bud Norris
Posted on: August 2, 2009 5:56 pm

4-2-1-7-0-2-0-1-1 --> 18

The title is the line score for the Red Sox today, specifically the runs they scored in each inning and the total at the end of the game.

Needless to say, it was a WILD game.  Victor Martinez was 5-for-6, Kevin Youkilis was 3-for-4, and the Red Sox clobbered Baltimore 18-10.

Clay Buchholz has not shown his no-hitter form too often since he had it.  Today he wasn't much better, giving up nine hits and seven runs in only four innings.  If he and John Smoltz continue to tax the bullpen, it'll be trouble in late September and October for the team.

In other news, Bud Norris made his first start for the Astros today in relief of Roy Oswalt.  He had one of the more impressive debuts that I've seen recently, throwing seven shutout innings while giving up only two hits; he walked four and struck out five.  The walks could have caused more trouble, but Norris was lucky (or good) at the right times.  The Astros won 2-0, and may have stopped their slide.  I didn't think Norris was up for it, but he proved me wrong.

Good for him, I say.  Hopefully he builds on this, and doesn't turn into Wandy.
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