Derek Lowe
American baseball player
Derek Lowe
Derek Christopher Lowe is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has previously pitched for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Lowe threw a no-hitter for the Red Sox in 2002. In the 2004 post-season he had a 3–0 win-loss record as he helped lead Boston to its first World Series championship in 86 years. He throws and bats right-handed.
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Unlikely MS pill looks like a blockbuster
NPR - over 3 years
There aren't very many drugs that are also, essentially, industrial chemicals available in railroad-car volumes, pharmaceutical chemist Derek Lowe noted on his blog, In The Pipeline, this spring. But there are a few.
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Cardinals Beat Cubs 6-2 As Jackson Pitches His 18th Loss This Season
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ST. LOUIS — Edwin Jackson would like to throw 2013 out, please, and prove he's worth it to the Chicago Cubs for the next three years. Jackson leads the majors with 18 losses after making an early exit due to mild side discomfort in a 6-2 setback to the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. "It's just a crazy year, man," Jackson said. "If I had the answer I would have changed it a long time ago. "It's just one of those years, you just forget it, but you still learn from it." Jackson (8-18) was tagged for six runs on eight hits in 2 2-3 innings and finished with a 4.98 ERA. He said tightness kept him from full extension on his pitches. The Cubs signed Jackson, who has a career record of 78-89, to a four-year, $52 million free agent deal last winter. This season ended a run of five consecutive seasons with at least 10 wins. "A lot of people want to throw one season away in their career," manage Dale Sveum said. "It's over and it's just time to start from scratch in ...
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Writing about science on the internet
Discover Magazine - over 3 years
Don’t be shy A few weeks ago I was asked on Twitter by someone for advice on how to write a science blog/do science communication. Since I was studying up for my qualifying exam I said I’d get back to him later. I passed, and now this is later. First, you should probably read Sabine and Chad. Second, I’ll be up front and admit that I don’t give much thought in the details to this sort of thing (though I follow with interest the opinions of others, such as Bora Zivkovic, on this topic). I really only have one qualification: I’ve been doing this for a long time. Since spring of 2002. To my knowledge only Derek Lowe has been blogging continually and without interruption about science longer than I have (Chad Orzel of Uncertain Principles also started in the spring of 2002). So in no special order, my “advice”…. Know your goal. This is such a vague and general admonishment to be almost vacuous. But I mean it sincerely. For example, what’s my goal? Basically to write about things ...
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SF GIANTS UPDATE: More on Cain’s DL trip, plus plans for Scutaro, Pagan
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
UPDATE, 5:40 p.m.: Mark Buehrle and Bronson Arroyo: There you have entire list of active pitchers who have made more starts than Matt Cain without going on the disabled list., 422 for Buehrle and 348 for Arroyo. Derek Lowe is technically on the list too, at 377, but he quit earlier this season. Now, after 261 starts and 1,693 innings, Cain is off the board. He went on the DL for the first time since he debuted in 2005 with a forearm badly bruised by Gaby Sanchez’s comebacker Thursday night. “You take pride in your ability to take the ball every fifth day,” Cain said. “Not to be able to do [...]
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Rangers part ways with pitcher Derek Lowe
LATimes - almost 4 years
Texas has 10 days to trade or release Lowe or try to send him outright to the minors. The Texas Rangers designated right-hander Derek Lowe for assignment Monday, clearing the way for Josh Lindblom to make his first major league start against Oakland.
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Seattle offense struggles again in loss to Texas
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Seattle offense struggles again in loss to Texas Derek Lowe pitched four scoreless innings in relief of injured starter Nick Tepesch and the Mariners were shut out for a second straight game in their 5-0 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night. After Texas ace Yu Darvish slowed down Seattle on Friday night, the Mariners mustered five singles and had their scoreless streak extended to 19 innings. Seattle starter Brandon Maurer (1-3) gave up the homers to Pierzynski and Murphy, the only two hits the rookie allowed in 6 2-3 innings. After rocky outings in his first two career starts, Maurer has given up four earned runs in his last 12 2-3 innings. Tepesch came out of the game with two outs in the second inning after he was hit just above the right wrist by a line drive, sustaining a bruise. Jesus Montero's liner caromed off the Tepesch's wrist and into shallow right field. In his third career start, Tepesch allowed two hits in 1 2-3 innings. Lance Berkman had a two-run singl ...
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Huffington Post - almost 4 years
LOS ANGELES — Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Then another Dodgers left-hander with a great curveball dominated. Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning before finishing off a four-hitter Monday that led Los Angeles over the defending champion San Francisco Giants 4-0 on opening day. "He gave us seven chances to take care of it, and finally he said, `That's enough. I'm going to take care of it,'" catcher A.J. Ellis said. Kershaw became the first pitcher to throw a shutout and hit a home run in an opener since Bob Lemon for Cleveland in 1953, according to STATS. "What an awesome feeling," said Kershaw, who charged around the bases accompanied by a prolonged roar from the sellout crowd of 53,000. "I probably wasn't feeling my feet hitting the ground." Kershaw struck out seven, walked none and retired World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval on a grounder to end it. His curvebal ...
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What a difference a day makes
Bronx News - over 4 years
Yank fans go from cheers to jeers about slumping Sluggers To Fears for Injured Jeter By Howard  Goldin BRONX, NEW YORK, October 14- After each successfully completing five-game series to win the ALDS, the Yankees and Tigers engaged in the opener of the ALCS on Saturday night. As in the previous post-season play this year, the starting pitchers on both clubs dominated the hitters.   Veteran Andy Pettitte, one of only six major leaguers in history to play in the post-season when younger than 24 and older than 40, did his usual impressive job. In only one inning did he allow more than one runner to reach base. The sixth frame was the one in which the first runs of the game were scored. Austin Jackson, a former Yankee prospect, tripled to lead off the inning. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was walked intentionally. The gambit did not work as singles by the next two Detroit batters, Prince Fielder and Delmon Young each knocked in a run. ...
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Bats: Derek Lowe Is Yankees' Odd Man Out
NYTimes - over 4 years
Derek Lowe has a lot of postseason experience, but if the Yankees reach the postseason, Lowe, who has an 8-11 record, may not make the roster.
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Pettitte Returns
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte pitched five sparkling innings in his return from a broken leg and his bullpen barely held on, keeping the New York Yankees atop the AL East with a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader. Pettitte (4-3) looked his old steely self in giving up four hits in his first September start since 2010. The 40-year-old left-hander, injured on June 27, boosted the Yankees into a half-game division lead over the pesky Baltimore Orioles. Robinson Cano had an RBI double in a three-run first against Henderson Alvarez (9-13) that also included Alex Rodriguez's run-scoring groundout and Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly. Rafael Soriano escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth after Toronto closed to 3-2, and New York extended a winning streak to three for the first time since Aug. 13-15. In the makeup of a game washed out Tuesday night, Ichiro Suzuki had three hits batting leadoff as Derek Jeter was ...
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Blue Jays work overtime for win in New York
Fox News - over 4 years
Mike McCoy took advantage of an errant pick-off throw from Derek Lowe and hustled home later in the 11th inning on Adeiny Hechavarria's groundout to boost the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-7 win over the New York Yankees to open a three-game series.Colby Rasmus belted the go-ahead three-run homer off Rafael Soriano with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, but Derek Jeter tied it leading off the bottom half with a solo shot off Casey Janssen
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Nick Swisher's slam, Derek Lowe's sharp debut lead Yanks - ESPN
Google News - over 4 years
ESPN Nick Swisher's slam, Derek Lowe's sharp debut lead Yanks ESPN AP Nick Swisher hit a grand slam and Derek Lowe pitched four scoreless innings to close out the Yankees' 8-2 win over the Rangers. NEW YORK -- Derek Lowe was being given a tour of the Yankees' facilities and changing at a locker without a nameplate ... Swisher hits grand slam, Lowe earns save in Yankees debutUSA TODAY Yankees sign right-hander Derek Lowe, adding veteran sinker specialist to ...Washington Post Rangers are picked off twice in loss to all 668 news articles »
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Yankees sign veteran Lowe for stretch drive - over 4 years
(Reuters) - The New York Yankees added some depth to their relief corps for the stretch drive by signing Derek Lowe, a former All-Star who was released by the Cleveland Indians earlier this month.
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Financial filing shows Braves’ bottom line improves
ajc - over 4 years
Braves owners say higher attendance and ticket price increases help boost the team's bottom line. (Jason Getz, The Braves’ revenue increased and their player payroll declined in the first half of this year, compared to the same period a year ago, according to a financial filing this week by team owner Liberty Media. Liberty attributed the revenue increase to “greater attendance and a slightly higher price per ticket” and attributed the decrease in player compensation to “the movement of certain players in the off-season and those costs being recognized in the fourth quarter of 2011.” The latter was an obvious reference to the trade of pitcher Derek Lowe to Cleveland. As part of the October deal, the Braves paid the Indians $10 million, enough to cover 2/3 of Lowe’s guaranteed 2012 salary. The Braves’ 2012 revenue through June 30 was $102 million, compared to $95 million at the same point last year, according to Liberty’s filing. Liberty reported …
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Michael Bourn a Phillie or a Nat? Say it ain’t so, Scott Boras
ajc - over 4 years
Michael Bourn has been a big part of the Braves' rebuilt offense. (AJC photo by Jason Getz) We all know that Michael Bourn will be a free agent at season’s end. We all know that he’s represented by the dreaded Scott Boras, meaning he won’t come cheap. We all know that the Braves haven’t been willing to pay for big-ticket free agents lately, unless you count Derek Lowe. And now comes more good news: If Bourn doesn’t stay here, he’s apt to wind up playing for a team in the Braves’ division. Buster Olney of ESPN Insider lists the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies (link requires registration) as likely-if-not-downright-ardent Bourn suitors. The Washington link has been around a while, and the Philly tie makes sense. Bourn came up in the Phillies’ organization. On cue, Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer names Bourn as a probable target for the Phillies, who just dumped center fielder Shane Victorino and right fielder Hunter Pence. To his credit, Bourn …
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Indians to designate Lowe for assignment
Fox News - over 4 years
The Cleveland Indians announced they will designate veteran pitcher Derek Lowe for assignment on Thursday.The move comes in the wake of Lowe being shelled for eight hits and seven runs over 2 1/3 innings in a loss at Kansas City Tuesday night
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Derek Lowe
  • 2013
    Age 39
    Lowe officially announced his retirement July 18, 2013.
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    On June 9, 2013, sports journalist Nick Cafardo reported that Lowe appeared to have retired.
    More Details Hide Details According to Cafardo, Lowe told his agent, Scott Boras, not to approach any teams to see if they have any interest in Lowe.
    He was designated for assignment on May 20, 2013.
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    On March 6, 2013, Lowe signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.
    More Details Hide Details He made the team's major league roster, and was with the Rangers on opening day.
  • 2012
    Age 38
    Lowe became a free agent after the 2012 season ended.
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    Lowe was also on the team's postseason roster until the team lost to the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 ALCS.
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    On August 12, 2012, Lowe signed with the New York Yankees.
    More Details Hide Details He made his Yankees debut on August 13 pitching 4 scoreless innings of relief and got his first regular season save since 2001.
    On May 15, 2012 in a road game versus the Minnesota Twins, Lowe recorded his first shutout in seven years and also pitched a complete game in a 5-0 Tribe win, improving his season pitching record to 6-1.
    More Details Hide Details Lowe did not record a strikeout in the shutout, becoming the first pitcher to do so since 2002. The Indians designated Lowe for assignment on August 1 to make room for Corey Kluber. Lowe was 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts and 119 innings pitched. The Indians released Lowe on August 10.
    The Braves paid $10 million of Lowe's $15 million salary for the 2012 season.
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  • 2011
    Age 37
    Following the 2011 season, the Braves traded Lowe to the Cleveland Indians for minor league left-handed relief pitcher Chris Jones.
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    On August 31, 2011, Lowe hit his first home run (in 425 at-bats) off John Lannan of the Washington Nationals.
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  • 2010
    Age 36
    Despite having a mediocre season until August, Lowe was exceptional in September 2010, with a 5–0 record, a 1.77 ERA, 29 strikeouts while walking only three batters, which helped the Braves secure a playoff berth as the NL Wild Card, being one game ahead of the second place Padres at the end of the regular season.
    More Details Hide Details For this, Lowe was named National League Pitcher of the Month.
    In 2010, Lowe was one of only two active players, along with Liván Hernández, to have played 12 or more seasons without going on the disabled list.
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  • 2009
    Age 35
    Manager Bobby Cox announced that Lowe would start both Opening Day and the Braves home opener for the 2009 season.
    More Details Hide Details Lowe beat the Phillies 4–1 on Opening Night, going 8 innings and giving up just 2 hits and runs.
  • 2008
    Age 34
    They were married on December 13, 2008 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.
    More Details Hide Details On April 28, 2011, Lowe was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, and improper lane change after he was spotted drag racing down an Atlanta street with another car. The trooper who stopped him detected an odor of alcohol and administered a field sobriety test, which resulted in Lowe's arrest. Lowe declined to take a breath test before he was released after posting bail. The other driver was not charged with any offense and was released. On May 26, 2011, both the DUI charge and the reckless driving charge were dismissed by City of Atlanta Solicitor-General Raines Carter, and Lowe entered a nolo contendere (no contest) plea to violating basic motor vehicle rules.
    Lowe agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with the Atlanta Braves during the 2008–09 offseason.
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    Lowe was chosen by manager Joe Torre to start Game 1 of the National League Championship series against the Philadelphia Phillies on October 9, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Lowe opened the game with five scoreless innings. Both times that the Dodgers acquired Greg Maddux midseason, Lowe performed visibly better afterwards. He indicated that Maddux helped him considerably, and Maddux was often seen sitting next to him in the dugout.
    For the 2008 season, after being the opening day starter for the Dodgers for the last three years, he was moved to the second starting position, behind Brad Penny.
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  • 2005
    Age 31
    On August 31, 2005, Lowe nearly pitched the second no-hitter of his career.
    More Details Hide Details After giving up a leadoff single to the Cubs' Jerry Hairston, Jr., Lowe did not allow another Chicago hit, picking up a one-hit, two-walk, 7–0 complete game victory while facing only 29 batters.
    Despite his signing with a new team, Lowe wore a Red Sox uniform, with his career-long number of 32, during the Red Sox World Series ring ceremony on April 11, 2005, after already making a start for the Dodgers.
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    On January 11, 2005, Lowe finalized a $36 million, four-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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  • 2004
    Age 30
    In 2004, he finished 14–12 with a 5.42 ERA in 33 starts, spending part of the season demoted to the Red Sox bullpen.
    More Details Hide Details During the postseason he rebounded with a 3–0 record and 1.86 ERA in four games, three of them starts. He was the winner in the final game of all three postseason series—American League Division Series against the Anaheim Angels, American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, and World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals (where he threw shutout ball for 7 innings in Game 4, to defeat Jason Marquis) — as the Red Sox won their first World Series in 86 years. However, the win against the Angels was coming in relief. Lowe later said that the team would no longer have to hear "1918", a derisive chant mocking the Red Sox's previously most recent title win, at Yankee Stadium.
    In the 2004 post-season he had a 3–0 win–loss record as he helped lead Boston to its first World Series championship in 86 years.
    More Details Hide Details He throws and bats right-handed. He is, weighing in at. Lowe attended Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn, Michigan, where he was a four-sport letterman in baseball, golf, soccer, and basketball. He was an All-League honoree in all four sports, and was a first-team all-state pick in basketball. Lowe committed to attend Eastern Michigan University on a basketball scholarship.
  • 2003
    Age 29
    He recorded an improbable save in deciding Game 5 of the 2003 American League Division Series, helped by two clutch strikeouts.
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    Lowe posted a 17–7 record despite a 4.47 ERA in 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 28
    As a starter in 2002, Lowe posted a 21–8 record, a 2.58 ERA, and finished third in Cy Young Award voting behind Barry Zito and teammate Pedro Martínez.
    More Details Hide Details Lowe also no-hit the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Fenway Park on April 27 that year, becoming the first pitcher to do so at Fenway Park since Dave Morehead in 1965. Lowe faced just one over the minimum in the game; only a third inning walk to Brent Abernathy separated Lowe from a perfect game.
  • 2001
    Age 27
    Despite recording 24 saves early in the 2001 season, Lowe lost the closer's job soon after the trading deadline when the Red Sox acquired Ugueth Urbina.
    More Details Hide Details Lowe was left in limbo, forced to take various setup jobs in the bullpen. Lowe asked manager Joe Kerrigan to return him to the starting rotation, and he pitched 16 innings as a starter before the end of the season.
  • 2000
    Age 26
    Lowe had his best season as a closer in 2000 when he led the American League with 42 saves and recorded a 2.56 ERA.
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  • 1999
    Age 25
    Lowe compiled a 5–15 record over his first two seasons, during which he split time starting and relieving, but came into his own in 1999 after being transferred into the closer's role, finishing the season with 15 saves and a 2.63 ERA.
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  • 1997
    Age 23
    He made his first major league start on May 27, 1997, against the Minnesota Twins, giving up four runs in 5 innings.
    More Details Hide Details His first career win came on June 6 against the Detroit Tigers, pitching 5 innings and giving up 3 runs in the Mariners 6–3 victory. Seattle, however, was desperate for immediate bullpen help and packaged Lowe and catcher Jason Varitek into a deal with the Boston Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb. The trade is considered one of the most lopsided in MLB history.
    Lowe made his major league debut on April 26, 1997, working 3 innings in relief against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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  • 1992
    Age 18
    He spent the next several years working his way through several minor league teams: 1992 – Single-A Bellingham (7–3, 2.42 – 13 starts), 1993 – Single-A Riverside (12–9, 5.26, 26 starts), 1994 – Double-A Jacksonville (7–10, 4.94, 26 starts), 1995 – Double-A Port City (1–6, 6.08, 10 starts), 1996 – Triple-A Tacoma (6–9, 4.54, 16 starts).
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  • 1991
    Age 17
    He signed with the Mariners on June 7, 1991, forgoing his college scholarship.
    More Details Hide Details The Mariners immediately assigned him to their rookie league team, where he went 5–3 with a 2.41 earned run average (ERA) in 12 starts.
    The Seattle Mariners drafted Lowe in the eighth round of the 1991 MLB draft.
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  • 1973
    Born on June 1, 1973.
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