|Apr. 28 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET12:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE11:07 AM CT-Bud Norris recorded his fourth save, allowing no runs on no hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Thursday. Norris struck out one, ending the game with a 2.84 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The former starter is blossoming as a closer for now with Huston Street and Cam Bedrosian are both injured. Norris never recorded a save in his previous eight seasons but now has converted four in a row, yielding two hits in four scoreless innings. "He's walking around like a closer,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''He's filling the role and doing a great job.''
|Apr. 23 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-Norris threw a scoreless ninth inning to notch his first career save by closing out Saturday's 5-4 win over Toronto.
Analysis: With Cam Bedrosian, Huston Street and Andrew Bailey all on the DL, Norris appears to be the Angels' interim closer. The 32-year-old owns a career 5.04 ERA as a reliever, so he's not exactly the most appealing of options.