“Reboot” Pitcher Norris Working Well So Far
On Sunday, Detroit Tigers fans got a glimpse at the Dave Dombrowski "reboot". With new top prospect Daniel Norris getting his first start in a Detroit uniform.
In the face of a post David Price era (which only lasted 364 days), as well as others who were dealt out at the trade deadline the Tigers are filled with fresh new faces. Daniel Norris the biggest prospect picked up shined in his Detroit debut.
Norris went 7.1 innings pitched, throwing 84 pitches, and struck out five as the Tigers won 6-1 over the Baltimore Orioles. Norris gave up the one earned run.
"We're focused on trying to win games, as many games as we possibly can" Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said. Even if many think the season is over and gone, the fact is the return brought in from Price, Cespedes and Soria look good in the now and in the future.
Another piece picked up in the Blue Jays deal, lefty Matt Boyd, or hard throwing right-hander Michael Fulmer, acquired in the Mets deal for Cespedes could also compete for starts. Starts not only next season but near the tail end of this season, if things shake out favorably for them.
Currently the Tigers sit three and half games back of the second wild card spot despite being three games under .500 (51-54).
The Tigers open up a three game set with Kansas City which should be a great measuring stick to see the new look Tigers in action against one of the MLB's best.