Blue Jays pitcher Mark Lowe took the loss Tuesday against the Yankees, surrendering two hits and three runs (two earned) in 1/3 innings. Lowe gave up a three-run homer to Greg Bird that broke a 3-3 tie, only the third round-tripper the reliever has surrendered in 53 1/3 innings this season. The runs were also the first yielded by the veteran since an Aug. 26 outing against the Royals. Despite the forgettable outcome on Tuesday, Lowe has pitched impressively in relief for the Blue Jays this season, posting a 1.86 ERA, securing 15 holds and amassing an impressive 28.2 percent strikeout rate.
Short reliever Mark Lowe arrived in Toronto via trade having allowed just four earned runs all season. He left the mound after his Blue Jays debut having surrendered three and was soon saddled with the defeat. Lowe came on with a 5-4 lead and yielded a home run to Ben Zobrist, double to Lorenzo Cain, single to Eric Hosmer, single to Kendrys Morales and sacrifice fly to Alex Rios. "Not a bad pitch for some guys, not a good pitch to him," Lowe said of the Zobrist home run, per MLB.com. "[Zobrist] likes the ball coming into him. Just trying to go backdoor slider and kind of yanked it over the middle of the plate. Right in his swing path, just a bad pitch in that situation." Two of the runs he surrendered with Seattle were scored on July 20. He has allowed four over his last nine innings pitched.
Standout reliever Mark Lowe has been traded from the Mariners to the Blue Jays for prospects, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has reported. Lowe has been lights-out in 2015, easily his best season. He has compiled a 1.00 ERA in 34 appearances with 47 strikeouts in 36 innings.
Mariners relief pitcher Mark Lowe has brought strong depth and a veteran presence to a young bullpen, according to MLB.com. Lowe, who signed a minor-league deal with Seattle in December, was called up three weeks ago to the Mariners, posting a 1.29 ERA in eight appearances. "Mark has pitched extremely well," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "I've been very pleased. Heck, his velocity yesterday was 97, with some real good sliders. It's nice having a veteran arm down there who is versatile and can do a lot of different things. He's done great for us. "He was behind the eight-ball in spring training because of the number of arms we had going into spring. But obviously he did well for himself. He's been getting guys out. He's done a nice job."
The Mariners have selected pitcher Mark Lowe's contract from Triple-A Tacoma, the team announced. To make room for him, the team placed Julio Morban on the restricted list. Lowe appeared in seven games this season while in Triple-A, posting an 0-1 record with a 1.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in nine innings of work.