Searching for a silver lining in what has been a nightmarish first half for Orioles starter Bud Norris, some solace could be derived from Norris' ability to keep the ball in the ballpark this year.
That glimmer of sunny optimism flickered Monday night when Norris allowed four home runs in an 8-1 loss to the Texas Rangers that snapped a four-game winning streak in front of an announced 21,565 at Camden Yards.
“It's just frustrating. I care so much and I want to help these guys win,” said Norris (2-7). “We all seem to be playing a lot better baseball and I want to do my part. We gotta keep picking each other up and I'm glad I have this group to help me.”