Fans and media flocked to Norris' start for Buffalo last week, and didn't walk away disappointed. Norris allowed only a home run and a walk through 5 innings, striking out 9, and missing striking out double digit batters for the third straight start. And just as Blue Jays fans in the aftermath of Norris' start were rubbing their hands with the thought of seeing the young lefthander in the big league bullpen when major league rosters expand on September 1st, the pitcher/surfer/photographer/magic bus driver told Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News that he will make one last start tomorrow. We scurried to the Bisons' website to buy tickets.
Norris has been dominant at two of the three levels he has pitched at this year. That he had only moderate success at AA may be due to some adjustments he had to make as he made the huge jump from A ball.
Here are his totals for the year from milb.com: