Bits: Bud Norris hit hard at Coors Field
June, 1, 2012
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris allowed nine runs while recording five outs Thursday, the second consecutive day an Astros hurler was pounded. (At least Lucas Harrell went five innings Wednesday.) Of course, Norris is a bit different; he entered play with a 3.34 ERA, having struck out a batter per inning and being owned in more than 92 percent of ESPN standard leagues. Perhaps it's a Coors Field thing. Carlos Gonzalez and his Rockies pals are hot right now, even sans shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Keep Norris owned, as he's on pace for 200 strikeouts and will rebound.