Catcher Derek Norris starts at first base, homers in Padres' win
Padres catcher Derek Norris had a big day on Thursday in the team’s win over the Athletics. His solo home run in the sixth inning put the Padres up 2-0. He also showed his versatility on the field as he played first base. The only other time he had played first base was a game on September 29, 2013 when he was playing for the A’s. Perhaps it was because of his familiarity with the vast foul territory at O.co Coliseum that he made a nice catch of a foul pop fly in the second inning.
Norris may have been more motivated than usual based on a tweet he sent out the previous night.
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Sometimes it's the darkest just before the dawn, good things lie ahead for this club. #padresbelieve— Derek Norris (@d_no36) June 18, 2015