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Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Bud Norris picked up win number 14 with 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Norris has blanked the opposition in three out of his last four outings, though he was less efficient on Wednesday, needing 108 pitches. He battled poor control, walking five despite allowing only two hits and striking out four. Norris has a 3.62 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 130/51 K/BB ratio. He'll take the mound at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday next. Sep 17 - 10:52 PM

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Bud Norris struck out a season-high 10 batters over seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over the Yankees on Friday.

Norris was knocked around for four homers last time out, but he was dominant on Friday, holding the Yankees to just three hits (all singles) and no walks. His 10 strikeouts were his most in a game since he had 12 on June 6, 2012 vs. St Louis as a member of the Astros. The 29-year-old now has a career-high 13 victories to go along with a 3.74 ERA and 126/46 K/BB ratio in 154 innings over 26 starts. Buck Showalter is going to have some tough choices with his rotation come postseason time.
Sep 12 - 10:53 PM

Bud Norris served up four solo home runs over his six innings of work, getting lucky to take a no-decision against the Rays on Sunday.

Norris gave up eight hits on the afternoon, with four of those -- by David DeJesus, Evan Longoria, James Loney and Kevin Kiermaier -- left the yard. DeJesus' was actually an inside-the-park homer, but they all count the same in the box score. Norris didn't factor in the decision, staying 12-8 with a 3.92 ERA. Norris will meet the Yankees next weekend.
Sep 7 - 7:22 PM

Bud Norris earned his 12th win of the season after tossing six shutout innings in Tuesday's 5-4 victory against the Reds.

Tuesday's effort was the right-hander's strongest showing since the end of July. Norris limited the Reds to four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Norris sits on a 3.83 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 112/42 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Rays in Tampa on Sunday afternoon in his next start.
Sep 3 - 12:34 AM

Bud Norris got a no-decision, allowing four runs over six innings, but the Orioles went on to a 5-4 win against the Rays on Thursday.

Just as opposing starter Jeremy Hellickson did, Norris allowed two runs in the first and two more in the fifth. Overall, the right-hander surrendered six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. Norris will take a 4.00 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 105/41 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start at home against the Reds.
Aug 28 - 10:50 PM

Bud Norris allowed four earned runs in two innings Saturday as the Orioles fell to the Cubs.

Norris was not allowed to go back out to the mound after a lengthy rain delay, so his day ended at 58 pitches. He is now 11-8 on the season with a 3.91 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. A home matchup with the Rays is next.
Aug 23 - 8:42 PM

Bud Norris yielded only two runs over seven innings against the White Sox on Monday en route to his 11th win.

Norris held the Pale Hose to just three hits while walking none and striking out five. Both runs scored in the seventh, presumably as the right-hander tired. The right-hander is sitting on a 3.69 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 96/38 K/BB ratio. He'll toe the rubber next Sunday against the Cubs at Wrigley.
Aug 18 - 11:19 PM

Bud Norris left with one out in the sixth, but earned his ninth win after allowing two runs to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Both Mark Buehrle and the Jays' bullpen were leaking, so Norris didn't have to do too much to walk away with the win. The right-hander allowed seven hits -- including a two-run home run to Colby Rasmus -- while walking two and striking out six. Norris, with a 3.68 ERA and an 86/37 K/BB ratio, will attempt to continue his fine season on Sunday at home when he takes on the Cardinals.
Aug 5 - 10:57 PM

Bud Norris took a tough-luck no-decision on Thursday, shutting the Angels out over seven innings as the Orioles eventually lost 1-0 in 13 innings.

Norris matched starter Tyler Skaggs and the Angels' bullpen with zero after zero, but the conflict wouldn't be resolved until the 13th inning. Norris scattered eight hits, seven of which were singles, over his seven frames along with a walk and four strikeouts. Now with a 3.69 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and an 80/35 K/BB ratio, the right-hander will look ahead to his next opponent, the Blue Jays, whom he will face in Toronto next Tuesday.
Jul 31 - 11:54 PM

In his return to the rotation, Bud Norris allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Angels.

Demoted prior to the All-Star break to keep him on a regular pitching schedule, Norris walked two and allowed eight hits, but he also struck out eight. The right-hander struggled in his one-start sojourn in Double-A, so it was nice to see a quick return to form at the game's highest level. Norris (8-6, 3.78 ERA) stays out West next time around, taking on the Mariners this weekend in Seattle.
Jul 22 - 1:18 AM

Orioles recalled RHP Bud Norris from Double-A Bowie.

Norris was sent down prior to the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. He'll make his return to the Orioles' rotation on Monday against the Angels. Norris holds a 3.96 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 15 starts this season.
Jul 21 - 7:08 PM

Bud Norris allowed three earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday in a start at Double-A Bowie.

Norris walked five and allowed four hits, but he also struck out seven. The right-hander was optioned to Double-A Bowie last Thursday so that he could get in work over the All-Star break after missing close to three weeks with a groin strain. Norris is expected to return to the Orioles' rotation next Monday to face the Angels.
Jul 14 - 12:47 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Bud Norris to Double-A Bowie.

The move looks strange on the surface, but Norris has an option remaining and the Orioles don't want him to have a long layoff between starts with the All-Star break coming up. He figures to make one start in Double-A before being called back up. He's eligible to return on July 20 against the Athletics.
Jul 10 - 5:59 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Bud Norris is not an option to start on short rest Sunday against the Yankees.

Showalter previously floated the idea after Norris threw just four innings on Wednesday, but that's no longer an option. However, it's possible he could be available in relief.
Jul 10 - 4:53 PM

Making his first start since June 21, Bud Norris struggled, allowing five runs in four innings in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

Norris showed a little rust, as two of the six hits he allowed were solo home runs to Wilson Ramos and Ian Desmond. He walked one while striking out only two. Norris, now 7-6, has a 3.96 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 62/29 K/BB ratio. The right-hander will have to take on the Athletics on the road to kick off the second half of the season following the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 10:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1David Lough
2Alejandro De Aza
3Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Wei-Yin Chen
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7Ubaldo Jimenez
8T.J. McFarland
9Evan Meek
10Joe Saunders
11Ryan Webb