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Derek Lowe stays quiet about pitching through possible injury

Aug 30, 2010, 12:49 PM EDT

After lasting just three innings Sunday in his shortest start of the season Derek Lowe told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he was having trouble gripping the ball, but declined to elaborate when asked if he’s pitching through an injury.
O’Brien notes that Lowe “shook his hand to his side at least twice between pitches, as if trying to loosen it” and “seemed uncomfortable” when questioned about it afterward.
Lowe said merely “I don’t know what to say” and “I’m not good at this [discussing his health status]” while manager Bobby Cox offered only “I don’t know, he shakes his hand a lot.”
While his win-loss record isn’t very good, Lowe had actually pitched pretty well recently before struggling yesterday. Prior to the loss against the Marlins he posted a 3.26 ERA and 19/4 K/BB ratio in five starts this month, so any injury is seemingly a new development.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    As a fan of the Phillies, here’s hoping Lowe stays healthy and continues to get hammered around the ballpark by the likes of the Marlins. If Hanley hadn’t gotten hurt on that 3rd inning slide yesterday, he may have hit for the cycle against Lowe. It was no coincidence that once he went down, the air came out of the Feesh yesterday.

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