Bud Norris
P LAD
2 days ago

Norris pitched 1.1 innings in relief during Friday's 16-inning loss to the Cardinals, but manager Dave Roberts said Norris will still start Tuesday's game against the Rays, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports.

EDGE Analysis

This essentially served as a side session for Norris, so owners should not worry about him getting skipped in the rotation. He ended up taking the loss Friday, giving up one run on two hits and a walk. Norris excelled in his first start with the Dodgers on July 1, but since then his ERA has climbed from 3.89 to 4.56, although he does have 26 strikeouts in 22.2 innings over that stretch.

Bud Norris
P LAD
5 days ago

Norris (5-8) gave up six runs on seven hits -- three of them homers -- with eight strikeouts over five innings in Wednesday's loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

After posting a 1.78 ERA over a six-start stretch that occupied most of June and the first day of July, Norris has mostly returned to more recognizable form, having given up 13 runs in 15 innings spanning three starts since. He does, however, have a sparkling 18:3 K:BB in that span. He hasn't generally struggled with homers this year, but the Nats teed off on him Wednesday, with Bryce Harper socking one in the first inning, then Ben Revere and Jayson Werth going back-to-back in the fifth. It's hard to trust Norris in fantasy, although a game against the Rays on Tuesday presents a decent matchup.

Bud Norris
P LAD
6 days ago

Norris will start Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Bill Plunkett of the OC Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris will take the spot of Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow), who was placed on the disabled list Tuesday afternoon. He'll take the hill Wednesday for the first time since Friday, when he picked up a win against Arizona, despite allowing eight hits and four earned runs across 5.0 innings. The Dodgers also announced Julio Urias will return from Triple-A to start Thursday's game.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 weeks ago

Norris (4-7) pitched five innings, allowing three runs, six hits and two walks while striking out five Wednesday against the Orioles. He did not factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Norris was in line for the win with a 4-3 lead against his old team, but that changed when his long-time pal Mark Trumbo hit his second homer of the day off reliever Casey Fien. The 31-year-old has pitched admirably since being acquired from the Braves via trade on June 30. He's now tossed 11 frames for L.A., allow just three runs on eight hits with a 13:3 K:BB.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 weeks ago

Norris will take the mound for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the Orioles, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday, and the team wasted no time getting him into the rotation, as he threw six innings of two hit ball Friday against the Rockies. It seems as if Norris is here to stay, as he'll get another turn in the rotation on regular rest. Norris should be looking forward to this start, as he played for the Orioles from 2013-15.

Bud Norris
P LAD
4 weeks ago

Norris will start Friday's game against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Clayton Kershaw (back) heading to the DL, the Dodgers found themselves in need of a new starter for Friday's tilt. The newly acquired Norris will make his team debut in his place, but he struggled earlier in the season against the Rockies while with the Braves, allowing five runs (four earned) over four innings in a losing effort.

Bud Norris
P LAD
4 weeks ago

Norris was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The return has yet to be announced, but Norris will now join the Los Angeles rotation and figures to slot into the spot vacated by Clayton Kershaw after he landed on the DL, which would line Norris up to pitch Friday against the Rockies. The 31-year-old wasn't putting up overwhelming numbers in Atlanta, but he'd hit his stride of late, working to a 2.15 ERA with 29 strikeouts in his last 29.1 innings. If nothing else, the move to a contending team should help Norris improve upon his 3-7 record.

Bud Norris
P LAD
1 month ago

Norris (3-7) tossed seven scoreless innings Sunday, scattering four hits and striking out eight, to pick up the win in a 5-2 victory over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

It was easily his best start of the season and it can't just be chalked up to facing a struggling Mets' squad, as Norris generated a solid 17 swinging strikes in his 88 pitches. He's now got a 2.15 ERA and 29:8 K:BB in 29.1 innings over five starts since returning to the rotation, which might just be good enough to get him traded to a team in desperate need of pitching help. Assuming he's still in a Braves uniform though, he'll next take the mound Friday at home against the Marlins.

Bud Norris
P LAD
1 month ago

Norris allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Norris has now struck out 25 batters in 22.1 innings over his four starts since rejoining the rotation and has allowed just seven runs (2.82 ERA) in that span, but he has completed six innings in just one of those starts. He has thrown more than 100 pitches just once this year, so it stands to reason that he'll go deeper into games as he gets stretched out. Norris has lowered his ERA from 5.71 to 4.69 in his brief time back in the rotation.

Bud Norris
P LAD
1 month ago

Norris set a season high with seven strikeouts over five innings Wednesday, but lasted only five innings and allowed three hits, two walks and three runs in a no-decision against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

For those who like to look on the bright side, Norris has shown good signs in his last two turns, notching his two highest strikeout totals of the season. Unfortunately, it's awful hard for fantasy owners to trust that he'll be able to keep it up -- Norris has only rarely shown signs of the whiff ability he showed in his heyday as an Astro.