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Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris left Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs after being hit in the foot by a line drive in the fourth inning.
Following David DeJesus' second homer of the game, Josh Vitters hit a liner up the middle that deflected off Norris' left foot toward the third base bag.
Norris took two warm-up pitches before shaking his head toward the team trainer. He was replaced by Chuckie Fick. Norris was diagnosed with a left foot contusion.
He gave up six runs on eight hits over 3 1-3 innings and left trailing 6-1. He has now gone 13 consecutive starts without a win.
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The Houston Astros have a new sheriff in town who wears a coat and tie and goes by the name Jeff Luhnow. If anybody previously questioned how much latitude Luhnow had to run the team his way, his letter to season ticket holders should answer all those questions. Take a gander for yourselves (courtesy of the Astros my imagination):
Dear Houston Astros Season Ticket...
Where is Michael Kay when you need him? This ***** of a Houston Astros 'fan' steps in front of a 7-year-old girl who was about to get a foul ball at Minute Maid Park and steals the thing.
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(Before we go any further, I believe I should get some credit for avoiding the way-too-easy “Houston, we have a problem” line. Done to death)
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