Not enough time to really dig into today’s opposing pitcher, righty Bud Norris, but here are some quick notes:

Pitch mix, velocities, and runs above average in 2014, via Fangraphs:

four-seam fastball: 61%, 93, -14
slider: 26%, 86, +7
changeup: 9%, 85, +2

Hitters have eaten up his fastball this year, which is good news since he throws it most of the time. Laying off the slider and change might be a good idea this afternoon. (Easy for me to say.)

I came up with a group of 15 righties including Norris who feature a similar arsenal* and saw how the KC nine have fared against them in their careers:

Not a ton of PAs for those top three, but it might be telling that the lefties (sans Alex) have had success against this group. Norris has a huge lefty/righty split in his career: .351 wOBA allowed to lefties vs. .308 to righties.

Norris was sharp in his ALDS start:

*Bud Norris, Alexi Ogando, Anthony Bass, Dan Straily, Drew Storen, Erik Johnson, Ervin Santana, Jason Hammel, Jeff Manship, Jeremy Bonderman, Jeremy Hefner, Julio Teheran, Mat Latos, Michael Pineda, and Ryan Webb