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Bud Norris Makes Major League Debut, Pitches Well, But Astros Lose

KISSIMMEE, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  Pitcher Bud Norris of the Houston Astros poses during photo day at Astros spring training complex on February 21, 2009 in Kissimmee, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Richard ZowieCorrespondent IJuly 30, 2009

Good news: Bud Norris, the man to whom I jokingly attributed a list of Chuck Norris jokes, made his major league debut last night against the Chicago Cubs. The Houston Astros reliever gave up one run in three innings and struck out four.

His line: three innings, three hits, one earned run, one walk, four K's and a 3.00 ERA.

The bad news: Norris was the only Astros pitcher who had a good night last night against the Cubs.

Starter Mike Hampton was shelled for nine runs in four innings and Doug Brocail yielded two runs in an inning.

I guess the best way to look at it is this: at least the Astros made Cubs fans happy.

Houston has no extra-base hits, and from the looks of things, they never really came close to scoring.

Final score: Cubs 12, Astros 0.

Houston's record now stands at 51-50.

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