We might have seen the end of Bud Norris' 2011 season last night as he left in the 3rd inning with shoulder discomfort.
“I just felt it on that one pitch tonight where I think I overextended it and felt the shoulder grab real quick. It was a little frightening.”
The fact that the Astros are 48 games under .500 has something to do with his return, says Norris:
“Of course I want to be out there competing and playing. I’d love to make all 32 starts, but it’s something that we need to think about and be honest and look forward. If it was a pennant race, absolutely, but I don’t know what the decision’s going to be.”
Alyson Footer said a couple of minutes ago:
Bud Norris probably will not make final start of season. Team will make final decision tomorrow. Mills said chances are slim.
So, no, it makes no sense for Norris to make his final start of the season.