Norris continues Minute Maid dominance by shutting down Angels
Summary of 3 articles · Updated May 9, 2013
Bud Norris should permanently move into Minute Maid Park. Bud Norris keeps taking the mound at Minute Maid Park. Owning it. Delivering. And Norris owned the Angels on Wednesday, hurling eight-plus highly efficient innings during a 3-1 victory in an American League West matchup at Minute Maid Park before an announced crowd of 12,906. Norris’ initial five innings were his most impressive frames of the season. But Howie Kendrick’s game-ending double play the Astros’ fourth of the game kept the Angels spiraling downward, though. The Astros’ No. 1 starter only needed 38 pitches to work into the sixth, while five hard-hit balls were erased by smooth groundouts, easy fly outs and two double plays.
The names and numbers continue to change. Players come and go. Bud Norris keeps taking the mound at Minute Maid Park. Owning it. Delivering. Embracing the honor of being a No. 1 starter in Major League Baseball and throwing as if every pitch, every coun…