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Padres' Derek Norris leading NL catchers in hitting, cool nicknames

Perhaps it is because Derek Norris is hitting so well that he deemed it appropriate to give himself the nickname of “Norrisaurusrex,” according to Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego. Norris’ two-run double in the eighth carried the Padres to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night. It was the catcher’s 15th double of the season. According to a tweet by Friar Figures, Norris...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Norris' 2-run double in 8th lifts Padres over Cubs 4-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Derek Norris hit a two-run double with one out in the eighth and James Shields struck out 11 in seven innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. The Padres snapped a three-game losing streak in which they scored only six runs. Although he got a no-decision, Shields reached double digits in strikeouts for the second...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Ducking For Cover 2015 Game 36 (WAS vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub trying to stay out of the rain. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (19-17) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (19-17), 8-3, after a nearly two-hour rain delay between the first batter of the game and the second batter. Tyson Ross (2-3, 3.94) gave...
Via Padres Public
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should We Be Worried About Derek Norris’ Pitch Framing?

To answer that question right away: in the big scheme of things, nah, we probably shouldn’t be. We’d probably be better off worrying about more important things, like trying to find a cure for cancer, or finding a good book to read, or giving the dog that bath we’ve been putting off for weeks. But in the context of the 2015 San Diego Padres — a team that’s surprisingly...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants and Padres are already playing the feud

Four games into the 2015 season, bad blood is already brewing between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. Check out this confrontation on Thursday night between Angel Pagan and Derek Norris, which culminate in Craig Kimbrel throwing a fastball a bit up and in on Pagan. So, what spurred this confrontation? Gum. Of course, it was gum. From Dennis Lin of UT San Diego…...
Via The Outside Corner
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

If you’re an Oakland Athletics fan, you’re probably wondering when the drain of talent from your roster will end. It’s not stopping today – the club has reportedly traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres. Minor league pitcher Seth Streich will also head to San Diego in the deal, while Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez are going to Oakland. Source: the A...
Via The Outside Corner
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Padres Acquire Derek Norris

Multiple reports are indicating that the Oakland Athletics have traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres. This brings the total of departed A’s All-Stars from a season ago to four. As Billy Beane continues to gut his roster, the Padres found a solid backstop to replace those who have departed thus far this offseason. The A’s will reportedly acquire a minor...
Via Sportsnaut
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Why Derek Norris has been the biggest surprise

Derek Norris The Oakland A’s have had a lot of surprising success stories this year when it comes to their players. Most of these surprises are on the pitching staff since the starting rotation and bullpen relievers have been switched and moved around so frequently. Pitchers like Jesse Chavez and Drew Pomeranz have surprised everyone by successfully transitioning from long relievers...
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Norris deservedly among top adds this week: Week 7 MLB Transaction Trends

Derek Norris is once again proving Billy Beane to be a genius, or magician. The A’s catcher hit a home run Sunday off of once team ace, Gio Gonzalez, who he was traded for in 2011. The 25-year-old is having by far the best year of his career, although his previous career high in games played at the Major League level, was 98 last season. He’s getting his walks (13.3%), while...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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