|May 22 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET14:44 ET18:44 GMT2:44 CST11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE1:44 PM CT-Norris threw six shutout innings while allowing five hits and two walks in the Astros' 7-3 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Analysis: Though he didn't receive a decision, it was a solid bounce-back effort after he was shelled for seven runs in five innings his last time out.
|May 22 11:34 PM PT12:34 AM MT1:34 AM CT2:34 AM ET2:34 ET6:34 GMT14:34 CST11:34 PM MST1:34 AM EST2:04 AM VEN10:34 UAE1:34 AM CT-Norris came out for the seventh inning in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Kansas City, but was removed before facing a batter with tightness in his back.
Analysis: It was the second straight game Norris had left early because of back problems. He had his start pushed back two days as a precaution after he left his previous outing with lower back spasms.
|May 14 11:47 PM PT12:47 AM MT1:47 AM CT2:47 AM ET2:47 ET6:47 GMT14:47 CST11:47 PM MST1:47 AM EST2:17 AM VEN10:47 UAE1:47 AM CT-Norris returned Tuesday after leaving his previous start against Detroit on Monday with lower back spasms.
Analysis: It wasn't initially clear what was wrong with Norris, who pitched five innings and threw 71 pitches Monday. But at the start of the Detroit sixth, there was a brief conference on the mound, and he ended up leaving the game. Norris was 4-3 with a 3.40 ERA coming into the game, giving Houston some stability in a struggling rotation.
|May 9 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 CST10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Norris had the best performance of the season for Houston's beleaguered pitching staff on Wednesday.
Analysis: Norris pitched into the ninth inning in a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Norris allowed nine hits and one run in eight-plus innings. The eight innings tied a career high for Norris, who was disappointed he was pulled after consecutive singles by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to start the ninth.
|Apr. 13 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 CST2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-Norris pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Rick Ankiel drove in three runs and Justin Maxwell hit his first home run of the season, leading the Astros to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday in their first meeting as AL West rivals.
Analysis: Norris has given up two runs or fewer in all three starts.
|Apr. 1 6:07 PM PT7:07 PM MT8:07 PM CT9:07 PM ET21:07 ET1:07 GMT9:07 CST6:07 PM MST8:07 PM EST8:37 PM VEN5:07 UAE (+1)8:07 PM CT-Norris earned the win Sunday in an 8-2 rout of the Rangers.
Analysis: Norris allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings to get the 2013 fantasy season off to a strong start.
|Mar. 20 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET15:52 ET19:52 GMT3:52 CST12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST3:22 PM VEN23:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Norris will start for the Houston Astros in the major league season opener against Texas Rangers on March 31.
Analysis: The Astros announced Wednesday that Norris will throw the first pitch of the season. The Astros will host Texas in their first game since joining the American League in that Sunday night opener. Norris was 7-13 last year. He is 2-0 with a 5.52 ERA in four spring training starts.
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|2010||Hou||9||10||0 - 0||27||27||0||153.2||151||94||84||18||77||3||158||1.48||4.92||$158.67|
|2011||Hou||6||11||0 - 0||31||31||0||186.0||177||93||78||24||70||7||176||1.33||3.77||$190.50|
|2012||Hou||7||13||0 - 0||29||29||0||168.1||165||90||87||23||66||2||165||1.37||4.65||$165.83|
|2013||Hou||4||4||0 - 0||10||10||0||56.0||64||29||24||5||20||0||35||1.50||3.86||$45.00|
|Career||32||41||0 - 0||108||107||0||619.2||616||335||301||79||258||13||588||1.41||4.37|