Lefthander Daniel Norris, #4 on Clutchlings' Top 10, struggled in his debut with Lansing of the Midwest League against Bowling Green last night.
Norris gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the 1st, and in 3 IP allowed 3 runs on 6 hits, walked a pair, and struck out none, as the Hot Rods edged the Lugnuts 4-3.
Norris starts the year as the Lugnuts' fifth starter. The adjustments the organization made to his mechanics last year are still in the "in progress" stage.
In his blog, Lugnuts broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler felt that Norris did a good job of limiting the damage.
A case of nerves for Norris last night, perhaps, but given his struggles of last season, not the start he or the organization likely wanted.