The St. Louis Globe-Democrat asked the Cardinals why they struggle against Bud Norris. This is fun:
“I can’t tell you. I don’t have any explanation for it...I don’t know. I think everyone can see obviously he’s faced us four times and he’s pitched lights out every time. We haven’t really managed anything off of him. There’s got to be a little bit of a confidence factor for him, knowing that he’s pitched well against us in the past and you saw that today. The start of the game…he was throwing 93-94, but by the fourth-fifth inning, all of a sudden it was 95-96 - you could see the confidence building from inning to inning and we couldn’t string anything together.”
“For some reason he’s not doing so well against other teams but he’s doing pretty well against us."
“He’s getting lucky. That’s just my opinion. The last game, there were some questionable pitch calling behind the plate. This game, he just got us. We hit some balls right at some guys. You have just as good of an idea as me, you watched the game just like I did. I don’t know.”