The “Silent Assassin” used his mid-90’s fastball to allow just 12 hits in 29 innings of work with Trenton, posting a spotless 1.55 ERA in 22 appearances. He struck out 44 and walked just eight in 29 innings, and held the opposition to just a .124 average against.
28 years old, the time is now for Norton. Injuries have sidetracked him throughout his career, and this season marked the first since he’d been drafted in 2006 that he’d broken camp healthy. He picked up right where he left off in Trenton last season, having allowed just one run in his ten innings of work before being sidelined with an injury to his side.
The fireballer picked up the win in his first appearance with Scranton tonight, allowing one hit and striking out two in a scoreless eighth inning of work. Kevin Whelan got the save, spinning a scoreless ninth for his 18th save of the season.
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