Bowman fired 1.2 scoreless innings in which he recorded a strikeout during a loss to the Cubs on Saturday. He's now pitched 2.2 scoreless innings over two days since returning from a disabled list stint due to finger blisters.
The 27-year-old right-hander had looked impressive in his three rehab appearances for Triple-A Memphis, and he's been even sharper over the last two days against the Cubs. Manager Mike Matheny wasted no time throwing Bowman back into action Friday, and he deemed him fit to throw another 16 pitches in Saturday's efficient appearance. Bowman had been struggling prior to his DL stint, but the blisters that ultimately sidelined him likely had a part to play in those difficulties.
Bowman returned to the team Wednesday after a trio of rehab outings at Triple-A Memphis where he thankfully remained free of blisters. The 27-year-old will hope to improve upon the 5.82 ERA and 1.76 WHIP he's accrued across 17 innings so far in 2018.
The right-hander was effective over his trio of outings with the Redbirds, allowing an earned run on three hits and a walk over four innings. Bowman encouragingly remained free of the blisters that prompted his disabled list stint during his time in Memphis, and he's expected to be activated by the end of the week.
Bowman (finger) allowed an earned run on three hits over two innings in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Reno on Monday. He struck out three.
Bowman's one slip-up was the solo home run he allowed to Socrates Brito, but he was mostly effective otherwise for a third straight rehab appearance. Since the blister issues that landed Bowman on the disabled list never resurfaced during his stint with the Redbirds, the right-handed reliever is on track for activation by the end of the week according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Bowman (finger) fired a scoreless eighth inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Reno on Saturday, issuing one walk but no hits.
As was the case in his first appearance with the Redbirds on Thursday, Bowman was efficient, needing only 10 pitches to get through his inning despite issuing the one free pass. The right-hander has yet to allow a hit over his two innings at Memphis, and it appears that the blisters on his index and middle fingers that brought about his disabled list stint have not resurfaced. Bowman is scheduled to log a third appearance on Monday, at which point he'll be evaluated by the team's medical staff in St. Louis to determine his next step.
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