Mark Lowe Makes World Series Appearance
Former Wisconsin Woodchuck, Mark Lowe, recently was rehabbing in Arizona but found himself on the biggest stage in baseball. The righty was on the mound at AT&T Park in San Francisco facing the Giants in game one of the Major League Baseball World Series. He retired two batters in the inning, but gave up three runs on three Giants hits and two Vladimir Guerrero errors.
Lowe, who made his Major League debut in 2006, was traded to the Texas Rangers with Cliff Lee this past July, but battled injuries for the majority of the Spring before being put on the disabled list. However, prior to back surgery he had a 3.95 ERA and 154 strikeouts in 175 innings for the Mariners and when healthy has a mid-90s fastball.
Lowe used the possibilities of playing in the postseason to motivate him during his rehabilitation. “Working out in Arizona I had something to go for,” Lowe said. “I don’t know if I would have pushed myself as hard if I wasn’t in this situation. I probably would have taken a step back and seen what happened over time.”
Lowe spent the majority of the postseason throwing batting practice, bullpen sessions and pitching in Arizona, but replaced Clay Rapada on the World Series roster.
Follow former NWL star Mark Lowe at www.texasrangers.com during the World Series as game 2 begins tonight at 7:57 Eastern time.