(2/1/2010) Left-hander Noah Lowry opted to push back a scheduled throwing session Tuesday in Arizona for major league teams to give himself more time to get ready for the audition. His agent, Damon Lapa, said the pitcher has not sustained a setback but decided it would be best to first throw a few more bullpen sessions before being evaluated in the private workout. He has no physical limitations and is pain-free. "He's close to where he wants to be," Lapa said. "We're confident once Noah throws for teams questions will be answered. Noah's missed a lot of time and understands the importance of this audition. If he's at 90 percent now, we're going to allow him the time to get to 100 percent because we know clubs have questions based on the time he's missed." While the goal is still for Lowry to sign and be in a spring training camp on time this month, the former first-round draft pick isn't putting a deadline on himself to rush and get something done.
(5/24/2009) The Giants moved Noah Lowry (thoracic outlet syndrome surgery) to the 60-day DL. The procedure to remove the first rib on his left side has effectively ended his season.
Lowry out for the season now
(5/20/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: LHP Noah Lowry underwent surgery Tuesday to remove the first rib on his left side due to symptoms from thoracic outlet syndrome. Lowry's agent, Damon Lapa, said the Giants had misdiagnosed a forearm injury more than a year ago and told Lowry to do the wrong rehab. It could have been a short-term recovery, Lapa said, but Lowry now will miss this season, his second in a row. Tuesday's surgery was performed by Greg Pearl, a vascular surgeon at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. The Giants released a statement, saying, "Mr. Lapa's accusations against our organization are factually inaccurate, intentionally misleading and irresponsible."
Lowry to have rib removed Tuesday
(5/19/2009) The San Jose Mercury News reports that Giants SP Noah Lowry will undergo surgery Tuesday to remove the first rib on his left side. The procedure is necessary to relieve the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, which occurs when nerves and/or blood vessels are compressed as they pass between the neck and shoulder. Lowry will be out at least three months.
Lowry suffers a setback
(4/20/2009) According to The Oakland Tribune, it's not looking good for left-hander Noah Lowry, who missed a day of throwing last week because of tightness in his forearm. Bochy said Lowry has only tossed off flat ground since the setback. "He still has a long road to go,'' said Bochy, who added, "we're still hopeful he'll be back sometime this year.''
Romo, Lowry placed on DL
(4/5/2009) Giants RP Sergio Romo (elbow) and SP Noah Lowry (shoulder) were placed on the 15-day DL Saturday.
Lowry set to begin throwing program
(4/2/2009) Giants SP Noah Lowry, who has not pitched this spring because of left scapula tightness, is expected to begin his throwing program Thursday.
Lowry's shoulder apparently 'sound'
(3/24/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: LHP Noah Lowry received good news from Dr. James Andrews, who said Lowry's shoulder appeared sound. Lowry hasn't pitched since August 2007, and there's no immediate timetable for him to start throwing again. He had hoped to be in the running for the final rotation spot but will open the season on the DL.
Lowry not ready to begin throwing
(3/20/2009) San Francisco left-hander Noah Lowry was given an injection Wednesday to alleviate pain in his upper back. He has not thrown this spring after reporting soreness in his left scapula the first week that pitchers were in camp.
Lowry probably a week from throwing
(3/2/2009) Giants LHP Noah Lowry, attempting to return from two arm operations that cost him the 2008 season, has not picked up a ball since feeling soreness in his elbow early last week and is "probably a week away," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Lowry has rehab setback
(2/27/2009) Giants SP Noah Lowry, attempting to return from two arm operations that cost him the 2008 season, had a setback when he felt tightness in his left elbow Wednesday. He won't throw again until the weekend. "His elbow has been a little cranky. With everything that has happened to this point, it's very questionable whether he'll be ready" for the start of the regular season, manager Bruce Bochy said.
Lowry gets back on the mound
(2/20/2009) The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Giants SP Noah Lowry threw off a mound Thursday for the first time in more than a week. He reported improvement in his injured shoulder, but isn't sure when he will throw again. "We're not going to push the timeline," said Lowry. "We want to make sure I'm healthy for a whole year and to do this the right way so there are no setbacks like the one we just had."
Lowry still unable to take mound
(2/17/2009) Giants SP Noah Lowry missed his second straight mound session of spring training Tuesday after developing tightness in his shoulder during pre-camp throwing sessions. Lowry, attempting to win a spot in the Giants rotation after missing the entire 2008 season, instead threw off flat ground at the Giants' complex. "You take a year off, you are bound to have a little tightness," said Lowry, who has not pitched since August 2007.
Lowry confident he can return
(11/4/2008)Noah Lowry is confident he can be a key member of the Giants' rotation next season, even though the left-hander didn't throw a pitch in 2008. Lowry underwent arthroscopic surgery after the season on the back of his pitching elbow to remove bone spurs. That came after the 28-year-old spent the entire season rehabilitating from a March 7 operation to repair a rare nerve problem in his forearm called exertional compartment syndrome. He has been rehabbing his elbow five days a week in Arizona and is optimistic he will finally be healthy soon -- and ready to pick up where he left off in 2007. "As far as my arm and what's been going on, I am doing great," Lowry said. "I am on schedule to start my normal offseason throwing routine sometime around the first week of December, so everything has been going well. I think that with a normal recovery time and normal rehab work I should be right on pace to be ready for the year and back to my old self."
Lowry taken off 60-day DL
(10/15/2008) The Giants have taken starting pitcher Noah Lowry (elbow) and reliever Merkin Valdez (elbow) off the 60-day DL.
Lowry will have surgery Tuesday
(9/27/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on the back of his elbow to remove bone spurs, another setback for someone expected to be a key member of San Francisco's rotation this year. The 27-year-old Lowry has spent the entire season rehabilitating from a March 7 operation to repair a rare nerve problem in his forearm called exertional compartment syndrome. The recovery time for Lowry's surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, is expected to take about six weeks.
Lowry discusses possible surgery
(9/26/2008) San Francisco LHP Noah Lowry, who has missed the entire season following surgery for a nerve irritation in his forearm, was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum for his current elbow problem and surgery is being discussed.
Lowry having more setbacks
(9/25/2008) San Francisco LHP Noah Lowry, out all season following nerve surgery in his forearm, has had a separate setback in his recovery. He has been experiencing discomfort behind his elbow and likely won't pitch in winter ball until later, if at all. "Yeah, there's concern when he's had the setbacks he's had," manager Bruce Bochy said. "But we do have all winter for him."
Lowry prepping to face live hitters
(9/9/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry, out all year following forearm nerve surgery, threw another bullpen session and will soon face live hitters and report to instructional league in Arizona. He also plans to play winter ball to get back to his top form. "I'm happy to be back on the mound," Lowry said. "It's encouraging to be doing baseball work."
Lowry to throw in Arizona
(8/28/2008) Injured Giants pitchers Noah Lowry (forearm surgery) and Merkin Valdez (strained elbow) are scheduled to throw off a mound in Arizona this weekend while the team is on the road.
Lowry throws long toss on Saturday
(8/23/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry, out since March following lower forearm surgery, continued his throwing program with a long toss session Saturday.
Lowry to throw off mound mid-August?
(8/6/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: LHP Noah Lowry (left arm surgery on March 7) opened the season on the 15-day disabled list, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 30. He was told April 30 to stop rehabbing. He resumed throwing in late July, and trainer Dave Groeschner said he could begin throwing off a mound in mid-August. Lowry is likely to miss the remainder of the season.
Lowry still has chance this season?
(7/4/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry, who has not pitched this season after surgery on his forearm, will travel to Arizona during the team's upcoming road trip to begin playing catch. He is no longer having the pins-and-needles irritation in the nerves. "I'm starting to turn the corner," Lowry said. Manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged it would be great for Lowry to get back on the mound before the end of the season to boost his spirits heading into the winter.
Lowry might be out for season
(6/4/2008) Giants left-hander Noah Lowry had another MRI exam on his surgically repaired throwing forearm and won't be pitching any time soon -- maybe not at all this season. "That's questionable," manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday. "We don't know if he will be back on the mound this year. It's fair to say we're getting to that point that it's a fair question." Lowry was examined Tuesday by Dr. Robert Gamburd, the same physician who did some of the pitcher's preliminary tests back in spring training. The 27-year-old Lowry was shut down April 30 for what the team called a significant amount of time, still experiencing tingling in his left forearm that forced him to undergo surgery to repair his nerves in March. "This was mostly more of a follow-up to see where he's at. He's making progress, slow progress," athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said. "He has shown some improvement in his symptoms. It's still frustrating for him."
(5/30/2008) Needing to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for OF Brian Horwitz, the Giants moved SP Noah Lowry (forearm) from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL on Friday.
Lowry going to minor-league camp
(5/18/2008) The Giants are sending four players on the disabled list to the club's minor-league complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., to continue their rehabilitation: RHP Kevin Correia (strained left side muscle), LHP Noah Lowry (forearm surgery), OF Dave Roberts (left knee surgery) and INF Kevin Frandsen (surgery for a ruptured left Achilles' tendon). Frandsen will spend one more week in a walking boot. Correia threw his first bullpen session Sunday. "All went fine," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Lowry out for 'significant' period
(4/30/2008) San Francisco Giants lefty Noah Lowry will be shut down for a "significant" amount of time as he struggles to heal from a nerve injury in his forearm. Lowry is still feeling the tingling in his left forearm that forced him to undergo surgery to repair his nerves in March. Tests conducted Tuesday by hand specialist Dr. Gordon Brody showed signs of improvement in Lowry's nerves, but he will get a second opinion Monday from Dr. James Andrews because he still is feeling symptoms. "We're probably going to have to shut him down for a significant amount of time," Giants athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said. "It could be three weeks or it could be a little bit longer. Nerves are slow to heal. I think the fact that the nerve conduction study was normal was a good sign. But the fact of the matter is he's still having these symptoms. The doctors think they will go away with time, but it is going to be time."
Lowry to undergo test on Tuesday
(4/27/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry, recovering from forearm surgery, will undergo a nerve conduction test Tuesday. An MRI on the forearm revealed inflammation Monday.
MRI reveals inflammation for Lowry
(4/22/2008) An MRI revealed inflammation in San Francisco Giants left-hander Noah Lowry's arm, manager Bruce Bochy said. Lowry had planned to throw off a mound for the first time on Monday but underwent the MRI after feeling a tingling sensation in his forearm. Bochy said on Tuesday that Lowry will take the next few days off.
Lowry undergoes MRI for 'tingling'
(4/21/2008) San Francisco Giants SP Noah Lowry had an MRI on Monday after feeling a tingling sensation in his injured forearm. Lowry had planned to throw off the mound on Monday for the first time since his surgery six weeks ago, but scrapped that plan in favor of the exam. Manager Bruce Bochy declined to call it a setback and said he expected Lowry to throw on Tuesday, although he didn't know if it would be off the mound.
Lowry to begin throwing off mound
(4/15/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry, recovering from forearm surgery, hopes to begin throwing off a mound as soon as this weekend.
Giants' Lowry officially on DL
(3/30/2008) The Giants placed Noah Lowry (left forearm surgery) on the 15-day DL.
Lowry works on rehab
(3/27/2008) The Oakland Tribune reports that SS Omar Vizquel (knee surgery), SP Noah Lowry (arm surgery) and RP Vinnie Chulk (shoulder tendinitis) stayed behind in Arizona to work on their rehabilitation. Chulk might join the Giants this weekend.
Lowry expects to recover quickly
(3/10/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry hopes for a speedy recovery after having left forearm surgery Friday. He returned to the San Francisco area for a 10-15 minute procedure, and has a 2-3 inch incision that surrounds his left elbow. He could be playing catch in a little more than a week. "When I'm back throwing again I'll have a better understanding," Lowry said. "I just pray to God this has taken care of the problem I've had." No muscles were harmed in the incision; the lining around the muscles were sliced. "Hopefully with the quick turnaround the muscles respond well," Lowry said. "I'm keeping my lower half in shape and doing some basic (arm) movements that should cut down on the swelling. I have a pretty good range of motion."
Lowry to undergo wrist surgery
(3/6/2008) MLB.com reports Giants SP Noah Lowry will undergo surgery Friday to relieve tendinitis in his left, pitching wrist. It is expected that he will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks. The official diagnosis of Lowry's injury is called exertional compartment syndrome. It is "an exercise-induced neuromuscular condition that causes pain, swelling and sometimes even disability in affected muscles of the legs or arms." Manager Bruce Bochy said the objective of the surgery is to reduce pressure from the tissue in Lowry's wrist. "It's not like this is a common occurrence in baseball players," Bochy said. Bochy added that Lowry might not pitch until the end of April, and it's expected that Kevin Correia and Jonathan Sanchez will fill in at the back-end of the rotation until Lowry is healthy.
Wild Lowry has wrist tendinitis
(3/4/2008) A day after a wild outing, Giants pitcher Noah Lowry was diagnosed with tendinitis in his left wrist Tuesday and sent back to San Francisco to see a hand specialist. The lefty is expected to be inactive for at least three or four days. On Monday, he walked nine of the 12 batters he faced against Texas. "It's frustrating," Lowry said. "You go out there and you want to compete at the level that you know you're capable of competing at and sometimes your body doesn't allow you to do that. At this level you have to be right physically. Right now it's not." Lowry will take anti-inflammatories and wear a splint on his left thumb for the next few days. "They feel by the weekend, if we stay away from any kind of use with my wrist, that hopefully we can turn the corner on this," Lowry said. "All I know is it's a tendinitis issue and I can tell you that it's giving me trouble gripping a baseball. On a scale of 1-to-10, I would say it's closer to a one and a two.
Lowry issues nine walks Monday
(3/3/2008)Noah Lowry walked nine of the first 12 hitters he faced Monday in the San Francisco Giants' 6-4 spring loss to the Texas Rangers in 10 innings. Lowry threw 24 pitches before a Texas hitter took a swing. He went through the order once without an official at-bat -- along with the walks, Ben Broussard and David Murphy hit sacrifice flies. Lowry has walked 12 hitters in 2 1/3 innings this spring and has an ERA of 23.14. He left the clubhouse without speaking to reports, but issued a statement through the team. "There's not much to say when you don't go and throw any strikes," he said. "I'm just upset. I'm upset my spring has started the way it has." After walking the first two hitters to open the second, Lowry was replaced by Merkin Valdez.
Lowry not happy with outing
(2/28/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry made his 2008 spring debut during Thursday's game against the Cubs, but his outing was overshadowed by a first-inning beaning of Kosuke Fukudome. "It slipped right out of my hand like an ice cube," Lowry said. "The outing for me stunk. I was terrible out there. ... I definitely wasn't trying to hit him. I tried to come up and in. I was erratic all day. It happens." Lowry was done after 35 pitches -- just 15 strikes. He allowed two hits, three runs (two earned) and three walks in 1 1/3 innings. He struck out one.
Lowry expected to stay with Giants
(2/26/2008)The Sports Xchange reports the rotation will remain the Giants' strength unless general manager Brian Sabean decides to trade a starter for a proven hitter. In the offseason, after dangling Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, Sabean decided he'd hold on to his hard-throwing youngsters. Barry Zito is virtually untradeable because of his $126 million contract, so that leaves Noah Lowry as Sabean's best bargaining chip. The mood so far in spring training is that Lowry will stick around. Aside from Zito, he's the most experienced starter despite just 100 starts to his name. He led the staff with 14 wins last year. Anyway, Sabean admitted, Lowry didn't attract much attention in trade talk in the offseason.
Lowry reporting no problems early
(2/18/2008) Giants SP Noah Lowry threw his first bullpen session in training camp and reported no problems, according to The Sports Xchange. He missed the final month of 2007 with forearm tightness and was possible trade bait in the offseason. Lowry has a goal to stay healthy and strong throughout the season, unlike the past two years. His last 200-inning season was 2005.
Giants may consider dealing Lowry
(11/2/2007) With a thin free-agent pool, Giants GM Brian Sabean said upgrades might require trading some of the club's young pitchers. Rookie Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain are expected to stay in San Francisco, but the team could entertain deals for Noah Lowry or Jonathan Sanchez.
Lowry continues throwing program
(9/29/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry continued his throwing program Saturday, reports The Sports Xchange. He plans to throw one more time before Sunday's game and then shut it down until mid-November. He hasn't appeared in a game since Aug. 29 because of a mild strain in his left elbow.
Lowry done for the season
(9/21/2007) LHP Noah Lowry also definitely won't pitch again in 2007, as the Giants had said would likely be the case. The 14-game winner this year is nursing a mild strain in his elbow but threw Thursday. "He feels fine but we're not going to pitch him," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Giants shut down SP Lowry
(9/7/2007) The San Francisco Giants have all but decided to shut down left-hander Noah Lowry for the remainder of the season. Lowry, a 14-game winner this year, is nursing a mild strain in his elbow but said he has experienced no pain and is trying not to worry about whether he'll take the mound again in 2007 and focus on getting healthy. "With Noah, there is some minor irritation there," manager Bruce Bochy said. "At this point we feel we should back him off. Could we pitch him? Sure. But we feel it's in our best interest to give him some rest. There's a very small outside chance (of him pitching again). I think Noah's had a great year -- 14 wins before we shut him down."
Lowry likely done for the year
(9/6/2007) According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the slight strain in LHP Noah Lowry's elbow is expected to keep him off the mound the rest of the season. "Doubtful" is how manager Bruce Bochy described Lowry's status, adding, "It's nothing significant. If you did an MRI of every pitcher, you'll find something in there."
Lowry's next start date unclear
(9/3/2007) LHP Noah Lowry continues to experience fatigue and the date of his next start remains unknown. He hasn't thrown since Wednesday, when he gave up seven runs in Colorado. Bochy said Lowry would have to throw a side session before his next start is determined.
Lowry bumped from Tuesday's
(9/1/2007) RHP Tim Lincecum, who was scheduled to start Saturday night, will have his turn skipped to give him some extra rest. LHP Jonathan Sanchez will be recalled from Triple-A Fresno to make the start at Washington Saturday.
Lowry spanked by the Rockies
(8/29/2007) Noah Lowry allowed seven earned runs and seven hits in just three innings of Wednesday's start against the Rockies. He also allowed four earned runs and struck out just one in the abysmal start.
Lowry wins despite bad outing
(8/25/2007) Noah Lowry (14-7), who survived a collision with first baseman Ryan Klesko in the fourth inning, gave up season-highs in runs (six) and hits (12) but still managed to improve his August record to 12-0 in 20 career starts with a win against Milwaukee Friday. He also hit a home run and drive in three runs.
(8/19/2007) Noah Lowry allowed five hits, struck out three and walked five in 5 1/3 innings Sunday at Florida in a no decision. He allowed three earned runs.
Lowry earns lucky win No. 13
(8/14/2007) Noah Lowry (13-7) gave up two runs and six hits over seven innings in the second game of a doubleheader at Pittsburgh on Monday, as the Giants avoided a rare occurrence: being swept in multiple-game series on consecutive days, and in two cities. The Pirates finished off a three-game sweep in San Francisco by winning 5-0 Sunday.
Lowry will return to rotation Mon.
(8/12/2007) LHP Noah Lowry came out of his Friday throwing session well and will start the second game of Monday's makeup doubleheader at Pittsburgh. "I feel good and I bounced back today after that bullpen," Lowry said. "I'll continue to move forward and get back into action."
Lowry throws bullpen session
(8/11/2007) LHP Noah Lowry, who's missing a start with forearm tightness, threw off a bullpen mound Friday and reported that his arm feels strong.
Lowry missing start this week
(8/8/2007) LHP Noah Lowry, who lefty his start Sunday after three innings with tightness in his forearm, will throw a side session Wednesday and a bullpen session Friday before the Giants determine when he will next be able to pitch.
Lowry might pitch on Monday
(8/8/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Giants SP Noah Lowry, who will miss his next start after getting pulled from his last assignment with forearm tightness, might start as soon as Monday in Pittsburgh. The Giants play a doubleheader that day. Lowry will know more about his condition when he plays catch in the next day or two.
Lowry doubtful this week
(8/6/2007) LHP Noah Lowry was removed after three innings with forearm tightness, and manager Bruce Bochy said he'd probably miss his next start. "It's upsetting," Lowry said. "I've got to be optimistic. It feels like it's just a muscle cramp." Lowry said he never has experienced such a problem.
Lowry leaves game early
(8/5/2007) Noah Lowry left Sunday's series finale at San Diego with tightness in his left forearm (pitching arm) after just three innings.
Lowry continues winning ways
(8/1/2007) Noah Lowry (12-7) won for the sixth time in seven starts Tuesday as Los Angeles fell out of first place in the NL West.
Lowry holds Braves to one run
(7/26/2007) Rich Aurilia hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Noah Lowry held Atlanta scoreless after allowing a run in the first and the San Francisco Giants picked up a rare win with Barry Bonds out of the lineup, beating the Braves 2-1 Wednesday night. With Bonds resting after playing 13 innings Tuesday night, the Giants stopped their three-game losing streak behind the strong pitching from Lowry (11-7), who allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings. He walked two and struck out four. Lowry has now won consecutive starts and three of his last four.
Lowry secures win over Brewers
(7/21/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry allowed five hits and four runs (three earned) in six innings during Friday's win over the Brewers. He walked three and struck out four. Lowry has won four of his last five starts.
Noah Lowry takes seventh loss
(7/15/2007) Lowry (9-7) had his winning streak snapped at three starts and saw the end of his seven-game unbeaten run at home on Sunday against the Dodgers. He allowed five runs -- four earned -- and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings while walking four and striking out four.
Lowry wins third straight start
(7/7/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry struck out five in six innings Friday against the Cardinals to win his third straight start. Lowry allowed four hits, five walks and one earned run. Lowry has allowed one run in each of his three wins.
Lowry wins consecutive starts
(7/1/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry won his second straight start Saturday after allowing five hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks. Lowry, who walked three and struck out eight, beat the Yankees on Sunday after allowing just two hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings.
Lowry gets out of jam, gets win
(6/24/2007) Noah Lowry used 11 tenacious pitches to get a bases-loaded grounder out of Alex Rodriguez on Sunday. Lowry pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning and the Giants beat the Yankees 7-2, taking two of three from New York after snapping an eight-game losing streak one day earlier. "That's something you live for," said Lowry, who walked five during an erratically effective start. "That's what this game is all about -- those battles. As we all know, he's a great hitter. We were just trying to get a groundball, and we got what we wanted. ... That's what drives us, having your back against the wall, and you persevere."
Lowry slapped around by Brewers
(6/19/2007) Noah Lowry (6-6) lasted 5 2/3 innings and gave up five runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and three walks in Monday's outing in Milwaukee.
Lowry pitches six strong
(6/13/2007) Noah Lowry (6-5) gave up two runs and four hits, struck out five and walked four in six innings on Tuesday against Toronto to pick up the win. Lowry won for the first time in four starts since beating Houston on May 21, including a pair of no-decisions in games that went extra innings.
Lowry forced to play RF
(6/9/2007) San Francisco skipper Bruce Bochy, out of position players on the bench, was forced to use left-handed starter Noah Lowry in right field after a collision at the plate forced backup catcher Eliezer Alfonzo out of the game with a sprained left knee. Pedro Feliz moved from third to catcher to make his major league debut behind the plate. That's after several other players also offered to do the job, including Ryan Klesko and Ray Durham. Klesko was polling some of his teammates as to whether they'd ever caught and how long it had been.
Lowry fails to record win
(6/8/2007) Noah Lowry allowed four earned runs, seven hits and two walks in six innings on Thursday at Arizona. He did not factor into the decision, as the game went to extra innings.
Lowry outdueled on Saturday
(6/2/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry worked seven innings Saturday against the Phillies, but was outdueled for the win by opposing lefty Cole Hamels. He allowed five hits, two walks and four earned runs, while striking out one. Lowry hasn't allowed more than four runs in any of his 11 starts.
Lowry roughed up on Sunday
(5/28/2007) Noah Lowry allowed four earned runs and seven hits in just four innings on Sunday against the Rockies. He also walked three batters and struck out four, but he did not figure into the decision.
Lowry tosses seven scoreless
(5/22/2007) Noah Lowry (5-4), who followed Matt Morris' two-hitter Sunday at Oakland, ended a two-start losing streak on Monday against the Astros, allowing six hits with three strikeouts and three walks in seven scoreless innings. "He doesn't miss," Houston's Craig Biggio said of Lowry. "He's put it together. He pitches us tough."
Lowry takes complete game loss
(5/16/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry (4-4) pitched his first complete game of the season and first since Aug. 21 Wednesday against the Astros, but took the 2-1 loss. He allowed eight hits and two runs, struck out three and walked four in eight innings. It was the seventh time in his first eight starts that he worked into at least the seventh inning. Lowry has lost his last two starts after winning his previous four.
Lowry hoping for win No. 5
(5/16/2007) LHP Noah Lowry will try for his fifth win Wednesday in Houston. RHP Matt Morris could have been the Giants' first five-game winner, but the bullpen, notably LHP Jack Taschner and RHP Armando Benitez, blew his late-game lead Tuesday. Morris allowed three runs in six innings.
Lowry falls in Colorado
(5/11/2007) Noah Lowry gave up four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and four walks in seven innings at Colorado on Thursday, as he fell to 4-3.
(5/5/2007) Noah Lowry (4-2) struck out a season-high eight in 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth straight start Saturday vs. Philadelphia. He allowed five hits and three earned runs while walking only one batter.
Lowry takes care of Rockies
(5/1/2007) Noah Lowry beat Colorado for the first time in more than two years in the San Francisco Giants' 9-5 victory over the Rockies on Monday night.
Lowry set to face Rockies
(4/30/2007) LHP Noah Lowry faces Colorado in the opener of a three-game series Monday night in San Francisco.
Lowry to face the Rockies
(4/30/2007) LHP Noah Lowry faces Colorado in the opener of a three-game series Monday night in San Francisco. Lowry is 1-4 with a 7.74 ERA in eight career starts against the Rockies.
Lowry walks five batters in win
(4/26/2007) Noah Lowry (2-2) gave up four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking five at the Dodgers on Wednesday. "It was a battle," said Lowry, who didn't get his first victory until last Thursday after coming off a 7-10 record last season. "I wish I'd been able to hold that four-run lead. I made some bad pitches when guys were in scoring position. It was not well-executed on my part."
Lowry picks up first victory
(4/20/2007) Lowry (1-2) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and four hits in seven sharp innings on Tuesday against the Cardinals. The lefty struck out four, walked two and surrendered his first home run of the season. "I look at what I can do and try to control what I can control," Lowry said. "Everything feels good and I was able to throw all my pitches for strikes."
Rainouts move Giants SPs back
(4/15/2007) Steady rain and a forecast calling for wintry weather later in the day caused the Pirates to call off their scheduled doubleheader against the Giants on Sunday. The Giants rotation will line up as Barry Zito, Matt Cain, Matt Morris, Noah Lowry and Russ Ortiz.
Lowry goes six innings Wednesday
(4/12/2007) Noah Lowry (0-2) allowed four runs, three earned, and five hits in six innings in a loss to the Padres Wednesday. He walked four and struck out one. "I was struggling with my fastball all night," Lowry said. "It was a battle. I wish I would have done more on my part."
Lowry allows one run in loss
(4/7/2007) Noah Lowry (0-1) made a solid season debut for the Giants Friday, allowing one earned run on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks in seven innings against the Dodgers, but again was the victim of low run support.
Lowry works five innings Wednesday
(3/28/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry went five innings, allowing six hits, six runs (three earned) and three walks during Wednesday's spring game against the Brewers. He also had four strikeouts. Lowry finishes the spring with a 2-1 record, 6.56 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
Lowry struggles with pitch count
(3/18/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry walked three and threw 86 pitches, again struggling to keep his pitch count down on Sunday against the Royals. He walked five in his previous outing against Oakland on Tuesday. "He looks like he's working too hard right now to get the ball where he wants," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He needs to relax a little bit. I know he's frustrated. But he's getting his work in. That's why we have spring training." Lowry allowed seven hits and five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Sunday. He is 2-0 with a 6.08 ERA and 10 strikeouts through 13 1/3 spring innings.
Lowry has another strong outing
(3/8/2007) Giants SP Noah Lowry gave up two runs (one earned) off three hits in three innings Thursday against the Brewers. He also had two strikeouts. Lowry has given up four hits, two runs (one earned) and two walks in 5 2/3 innings this spring. He has a 2-0 record with a 1.59 ERA and three strikeouts.
Lowry cruises through spring debut
(3/4/2007) Giants Noah Lowry worked 2 2/3 shutout innings, surrendering two hits and walking two in his spring debut Sunday against the Mariners. He also had one strikeout.
No decision for Noah Lowry
(9/30/2006) Noah Lowry gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings Friday vs. Los Angeles in his final start of the season, retiring his first 10 hitters. Mike Stanton (7-7) couldn't hold the lead for Lowry, whose winless stretch reached five.
Lowry has rough first inning for SF
(9/23/2006) SP Noah Lowry went five innings for Giants on Saturday despite giving up five runs in the first inning, when the Brewers sent 10 batters to the plate. He gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked one.
Struggling Lowry says arm fine
(9/20/2006) After giving up a career-high nine earned runs Monday in 1 1/3 innings -- the shortest outing of his career -- LHP Noah Lowry indicated his arm was fine. Manager Felipe Alou is taking a more cautious approach. "I'm going to wait until he throws (Wednesday)," Alou said of Lowry's side work. "I'd like to see it."
Lowry gets early hook Monday
(9/19/2006) Giants starter Noah Lowry (7-10) was pulled after 1 1/3 innings against Colorado Monday, the shortest outing of his career. He gave up nine hits and a career-high nine earned runs. Lowry has never pitched well at Coors Field and saw his ERA in Colorado climb from 8.06 to 12.05. Alou was concerned there may be something wrong with Lowry, who never showed up in the clubhouse after the game. "Anytime a pitcher of that quality -- because Lowry is a good pitcher and has had some good games this year -- anytime he pitches like that, I feel there is something wrong with the guy," Alou said. "You just have to wait a day or two and see if there are any signs of something being wrong when he throws on the side. The way he threw (Monday) isn't going to get anybody out."
Lowry still slated for 2 starts
(9/17/2006) The rainout cost Giants rookie left-hander Jonathan Sanchez a start. Manager Felipe Alou said he'd keep the rest of the rotation intact, with Noah Lowry scheduled to start the opener of a three-game series at Colorado on Monday, with Sanchez slated for Friday at Milwaukee. The game was called after a delay of 1½ hours before the start and will not be made up unless it's necessary to determine a playoff spot.
Noah Lowry takes loss
(9/14/2006) Noah Lowry lost his second straight start on Wednesday against Colorado, going only 4 1/3 innings after lasting just five innings in his previous outing.
Noah Lowry throws 80 pitches
(9/9/2006) Noah Lowry, who missed his last start because of irritation in his elbow, threw about 80 pitches Saturday and has been penciled in to start Wednesday against Colorado if all goes well.
Noah Lowry gives up six Friday
(9/1/2006) Giants starter Noah Lowry (7-8) gave up eight hits and six runs in five innings Friday at the Chicago Cubs in a losing effort.
Lowry goes ahead of team
(9/1/2006) Giants manager Felipe Alou, worried about the short rest time between Thursday night's game in Atlanta and Friday's mid-day game at Chicago, sent LHP Noah Lowry to Chicago on Thursday.
Lowry wins second straight start
(8/26/2006) Noah Lowry won back-to-back starts for the first time all season, leading the Giants past the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Saturday for their 10th victory in 13 games. Lowry (7-7) looked strong again after coming off a career-best two-hit shutout Monday night against Arizona that ended a five-start winless stretch. He gave up six hits, struck out three and walked three in eight innings while fighting a cold. He hopes his last two outings will carry him into the final month. "This team never gives up, never quits," Lowry said. "Hopefully we can string a couple of wins together. It's crunch time."
Noah Lowry throws two-hitter
(8/22/2006) Noah Lowry pitched a two-hitter for his first complete game of the year on Monday against Arizona and third of his career for the Giants, who moved out of last place or a tie for last in the NL West for the first time since July 31. He walked one, struck out six and recorded his first shutout since Aug. 3, 2004, against Cincinnati.
No-decision for Noah Lowry
(8/17/2006) Noah Lowry went six innings, giving up four runs and five hits, with five strikeouts and three walks in a no-decision on Wednesday at San Diego.
(8/12/2006) Noah Lowry allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings Friday vs. the Dodgers.
Lowry to face Dodgers Thursday
(8/10/2006) LHP Noah Lowry (5-7 with a 4.21 ERA) goes against the Dodgers in the series opener. He's coming off his best outing of the season.
Noah Lowry pitches nine innings
(8/5/2006) Lowry allowed just one run, four hits and two walks in nine innings in Saturday's start against the Rockies, but he did not figure into the game which was decided in extra innings. He also struck out six in the quality start to lower his ERA to 4.21.
Lowry pounded on by Nationals
(8/1/2006) Noah Lowry (5-7), facing Washington in consecutive starts after getting a no-decision last Wednesday in D.C., allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings. "Obviously I wanted to go out there (Monday) and get the team out of this funk," Lowry said. "I let our guys down."
Lowry stuck with no-decision
(7/26/2006) Giants starter Noah Lowry gave up two unearned runs and eight hits over six innings on a no-decision on Wednesday at Washington.
Noah Lowry nasty Thursday
(7/21/2006) Noah Lowry (5-6), who has been struggling to find a groove after missing a month with a strained side muscle, took a shutout into the ninth inning on Thursday against the Padres. Lowry, who struck out a season-high six, was charged with all three runs and won for second time in three starts.
Lowry meets defeat again
(7/15/2006) Noah Lowry (4-6) lost for the first time in five starts Saturday vs. Philadelphia after giving up a season-high six runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out two.
Lowry's next start is July 15
(7/10/2006) Manager Felipe Alou said Matt Morris will start Friday night at Philadelphia in his team's first game after the All-Star break, with Noah Lowry starting Saturday. Jason Schmidt will probably start Sunday, but that is not yet official.
Lowry earns a 'lucky' win
(7/8/2006) Noah Lowry earned a win Saturday at the L.A. Dodgers despite allowing nine hits and four runs in 5 1/3 innings. He homered off Derek Lowe leading off the fourth, hitting a 2-1 pitch into the left-field bullpen. "I just got lucky, I ran into it," the 25-year-old Lowry said, adding it was the first homer he's hit since college.
Noah Lowry has decent showing
(7/3/2006) Lowry allowed three earned runs, five hits and five wealks in 6 2/3 innings at Colorado on Monday. He posted a quality start, but did not figure into the decision. He also struck out two batters.
Lowry picks up win No. 3
(6/29/2006) Ray Durham hit a grand slam to give Noah Lowry all the run support he needed to win for only the second time in nine starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Wednesday night. Lowry (3-5) pitched into the eighth for just his second victory since beating the Houston Astros on May 8 in his return from the disabled list after missing a month with a strained muscle in his right side. The left-hander has had his share of hard luck, going winless in his previous three outings and struggling to receive enough offense. He allowed four straight baserunners to start the eighth, and gave up Michael Young's two-out RBI single before giving way to Steve Kline. Lowry allowed one run and six hits, struck out four and walked two in 7 2/3 innings.
Noah Lowry allows three runs
(6/21/2006) Noah Lowry, making his first career appearance against the Angels, allowed nine hits and three runs in six innings, struck out one and walked one in a no-decision on Wednesday. He has only one victory in eight starts since beating the Houston Astros on May 8 in his first outing back from the disabled list. The left-hander was sidelined for a month with a strained muscle in his right side.
Noah Lowry rocked Friday
(6/17/2006) Noah Lowry allowed five runs on eight hits over three innings in a loss on Friday at Seattle.
Giants waste Lowry's performance
(6/11/2006) The Giants wasted a solid pitching performance from Noah Lowry (2-4), who scattered three hits over eight innings while striking out a season-high five on Saturday vs. the Pirates. The lefty made only two mistakes - a solo home run to Castillo in the second and another to Bautista in the sixth. "He threw a great game, just like Matt Morris did (Friday)," San Francisco manager Felipe Alou said. "Same thing, same kind of performance. No runs to defend." Castillo's homer came moments after Pirates third baseman Freddy Sanchez was ejected by plate umpire Rick Reed. Sanchez, who went into the game with an NL-leading .342 batting average, was upset after being called out on strikes and argued with Reed while walking toward Pittsburgh's dugout. Reed followed Sanchez briefly before tossing the infielder from the game. Lowry settled down after that and retired nine of his next 11 before Bautista led off the sixth with his fifth home run.
Noah Lowry gets win No. 2
(6/6/2006) Noah Lowry (2-3) had won only once since coming off the disabled list, in his return May 8 against the Houston Astros. He had lost his last three outings, including a 5-3 defeat last Tuesday at Florida in which the left-hander allowed four runs and four hits. On Monday he earned his second victory by allowing only one run on five hits over five innings against the Marlins.
Lowry to move for Schmidt?
(6/4/2006) The Saturday doubleheader left a hole in the Giants rotation, which could be filled by Brad Hennessey on Wednesday. Also, the doubleheader starters getting reslotted likely move Jason Schmidt out of a Tuesday-Sunday two-start week unless the Giants decide to move Noah Lowry back a day. That cannot be anticipated at this point.
Lowry gives up four runs in loss
(5/31/2006) Giants SP Noah Lowry gave up four earned runs in six innings of work at Florida on Tuesday. He allowed five hits, walked none and struck out four.
Lowry loses to Cardinals
(5/25/2006) Noah Lowry, who missed time with a strained muscle in his right side and made only his fifth start on Wednesday vs. St. Louis, allowed 10 hits and three earned runs, struck out one and walked three in six innings. "He was wild, out of the blue, out of nowhere," Felip Alou said after the game.
Lowry takes a tough loss
(5/20/2006) Noah Lowry allowed one earned run, five walks and three hits in six innings on Friday at Oakland, but he was bested by Dan Haren. The two pitchers were teammates at Pepperdine.
Lowry to face Haren again
(5/18/2006) LHP Noah Lowry will pitch Friday against good friend and former college teammate Dan Haren at Oakland, yet another meeting between the two who always seem to face off when the Giants and A's play on the interleague schedule.
Lowry gets hit for five runs
(5/13/2006) Noah Lowry allowed five runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Dodgers Saturday in his second start off the disabled list after straining a muscle in his right side April 6 against Atlanta in the Giants' home opener. He pitched seven strong innings to beat the Houston Astros in a makeup game Monday night.
Lowry fantastic in his return
(5/9/2006) Noah Lowry (back) allowed just two earned runs and seven hits in seven strong innings on Monday night against the Astros to pick up a win in his return to the mound. He also walked two batters and struck out three to pick up his first win.
Lowry activated, set to start
(5/8/2006) Noah Lowry (back) was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday and he will make the start against the Astros on Monday in a makeup game.
Lowry ready to make start
(5/8/2006) Noah Lowry, who has been on the disabled list since April 7 with a strained muscle in his right side, is scheduled to make his next start on Monday vs. Houston. He allowed three runs and five hits in six innings in his second rehab outing last Wednesday for Triple-A Fresno.
Lowry makes Triple-A rehab start
(5/4/2006) Noah Lowry (back) was able to make his rehab start for Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday night against Tucson. He allowed three earned runs, five hits a walk in six innings while striking out six batters. He did not factor into the decision despite the quality start.
(5/2/2006) Noah Lowry (strained right side) will make his second rehab start on Wednesday, this time pitching for Triple-A Fresno.
Lowry needs 1 more rehab start
(4/30/2006) Noah Lowry (back, 15-day DL) has begun a rehab assignment but will need one more start on it, which keeps him out of Fantasy lineups for at least one more period. He can return thereafter, which will take the spot from Brad Hennessey, who has been giving NL-only owners some decent outings.
Lowry K's nine in rehab start
(4/29/2006) Noah Lowry, on the DL since April 7 with a strained right muscle on his right side, struck out nine in 4 2/3 scoreless innings in a rehab outing for the Class-A San Jose Giants against High Desert. Lowry, who struck out the side twice, allowed five hits and left with a 3-0 lead.
Lowry throws 60 pitches
(4/26/2006) LHP Noah Lowry, who's on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his right side, threw 60 pitches in a simulated game, and his next work will be on a rehab assignment, Friday with Class A San Jose. After that, he is scheduled to pitch with Triple-A Fresno.
Lowry to toss off mound
(4/25/2006) LHP Noah Lowry is scheduled to face hitters before Tuesday's Giants-Mets game. He's on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his right side, and he played a little catch Monday after throwing a bullpen session Sunday. He was hurt April 6 in his first start of the season.
Lowry to go on rehab assignment
(4/21/2006) LHP Noah Lowry is eligible to come off the disabled list this week, but the Giants want him to prove himself in more tests than Thursday's bullpen session. He's sidelined with a strained right oblique muscle, which he hurt in his first start April 6. The Giants, knowing similar injuries have cost players two months or more, want him to go on a minor league rehab assignment.
Lowry to throw off mound
(4/20/2006) LHP Noah Lowry, who went on the disabled list after straining his right oblique in his first start, is scheduled to throw off a bullpen mound Thursday. He played catch Wednesday.
Lowry throws for fifth day
(4/17/2006) Noah Lowry (strained right oblique) threw for the fifth consecutive day on the side as part of a throwing program, but he did not commit to a date when he will be able to return. "We're moving in the right direction - I'm happy with that," he said.
Lowry steps up throwing program
(4/14/2006) LHP Noah Lowry, the Giants' No. 3 starter on the 15-day DL with a strained right side muscle, did some light throwing on the field -- the second consecutive day he has thrown. He tossed a football and baseball in the cage Wednesday and again Thursday outside. "We're taking it really slow," said Lowry, who made 75 throws from 50 feet. "It's positive just picking up a baseball. It's encouraging."
Lowry plays catch on Thursday
(4/13/2006) Noah Lowry (strained right side muscle) was able to play light catch on Thursday for the second consecutive day. He made 75 throws from 50 feet.
Lowry to keep up with training
(4/10/2006) Noah Lowry, on the DL with an oblique strain, is working hard "to maintain everything else" until he's cleared to begin throwing a baseball again, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Lowry lands on 15-day DL
(4/7/2006) Giants left-hander Noah Lowry was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a right oblique strain Friday, a day after getting injured in the second inning of his first start of the year. San Francisco recalled right-hander Kevin Correia, who competed for the fifth starter job during spring training, from Triple-A Fresno to take Lowry's roster spot. Correia will be in the bullpen for now, and the Giants don't need a fifth starter until their April 15 game against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Noah Lowry exits early
(4/6/2006) Giants starter Noah Lowry left in the second inning with a strained muscle in his lower back on Thursday vs. the Braves. The left-hander was scheduled to be re-evaluated Friday. Lowry grabbed his right side after throwing a 1-2 pitch to Brian Jordan. Giants catcher Mike Matheny headed to the mound and then called for head trainer Stan Conte. Lowry, 13-13 with a 3.78 ERA last year, had his first start delayed a day because of rain in San Diego. Rookie Matt Cain was originally set to start the Giants' home opener. Cain will start Friday night's game instead. Lowry, who signed a new four-year contract on Sunday, was the only member of the Giants rotation not to miss a start last year.
Noah Lowry exits early
(4/6/2006) Noah Lowry left Thursday's game with vs. Atlanta in the second inning due to a strained right lower back muscle.
Lowry to toe slab in home opener
(4/5/2006) Noah Lowry will work in Thursday's home opener against the Braves, as all of San Francisco's starters have been pushed back a day due to the rainout in San Diego on Tuesday night.
Lowry signs four year extension
(4/2/2006) Noah Lowry received quite the affirmation about his status in San Francisco's rotation, signing a four-year contract Sunday that guarantees the pitcher at least $9.25 million.
Lowry closer to peace of mind
(4/1/2006) Noah Lowry pitched five innings in his final spring tuneup and appears close to getting some peace of mind with a new contract before opening day. Lowry pronounced himself ready for his first start of the season after pitching well in the San Francisco Giants' 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. The Oakland Tribune reported earlier Friday on its Web site that Lowry and the Giants had agreed to a four-year contract that will guarantee him at least $9.25 million. "We're in discussions right now. Nothing's been signed," he said. "We're talking. We'll let you know when we get it done. I feel we're close." Lowry hopes something will get done by the end of the weekend and the Tribune said an announcement is expected Sunday.
Coming Friday: Lowry vs. Haren
(3/31/2006) LHP Noah Lowry will pitch Friday for the Giants and face his old Pepperdine teammate, RHP Dan Haren of the A's. Last year, the pitchers shared a housing complex in the San Francisco Marina District. When the A's and Giants played each other, they carpooled to the games.
Lowry solid through 5 2/3
(3/26/2006) Noah Lowry allowed two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings on Sunday vs. the Padres. The left-hander retired 12 straight hitters through the first four innings before running into trouble in the fifth.
Lowry undaunted by bad spring
(3/22/2006) San Francisco starter Noah Lowry, who yielded 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, remains the Giants' probable No. 3 starter. He was hit hard, but he gave up only two earned runs and pronounced himself happy with his progress despite a bulky spring ERA. "The results weren't there, but today was the first day where my timing and my rhythm felt a lot better," he said. "I was around the plate with all my pitches, and I felt comfortable out there, which is good. I'm ready to get back out there already, and I just finished."
Noah Lowry rocked by A's
(3/22/2006) LHP Noah Lowry was hit hard in 4 2/3 innings against the A's, surrendering five runs (two earned) and 10 hits. Despite the outing, Lowry has a secure spot in the rotation.
Lowry's start gets rained out
(3/13/2006) LHP Noah Lowry missed his turn in the rotation because Saturday's Giants-A's game was rained out in Phoenix, ending 143 straight days of dryness in the desert. Instead, Lowry faced hitters at the Giants' minor league complex two miles from Scottsdale Stadium. He threw 76 pitches.
Lowry the lefty OK with SF
(3/7/2006) On the day Kirk Rueter announced his retirement, Giants SP Noah Lowry made his second Cactus League appearance and tossed three shutout innings. Lowry got into trouble in the first inning but escaped. The Giants have penciled in Lowry as the No. 3 starter behind Jason Schmidt and Matt Morris.
Giants sign LHP Noah Lowry
(3/3/2006) San Francisco signed RHPs Jeremy Accardo, Kelyn Acosta, Kevin Correia, Brad Hennessey, Scott Munter, Alfredo Simon, Merkin Valdez, Tyler Walker and Matt Cain, LHPs Jon Coutlangus, Jesus Reina, Jack Taschner, Erick Threets and Noah Lowry, Cs Eliezer Alfonzo and Justin Knoedler, IFs Angel Chavez, Travis Ishikawa and Lance Niekro and OFs Fred Lewis, Dan Ortmeier, Nate Schierholtz, Jason Ellison and Todd Linden to one-year contracts Thursday.
Lowry No. 3 for Alou's Giants
(2/20/2006) Manager Felipe Alou all but told the the Sacramento Bee, Jason Schmidt will start opening day, followed by Matt Morris, Noah Lowry and Matt Cain, who will start the home opener vs. Atlanta on April 6. "Schmidt is still my ace, but it doesn't make any difference who's one or two," Alou told the paper about Schmidt and Morris. "They're going to pitch back-to-back."
(2/9/2006) In CBS SportsLine.com's NL-only experts 5x5 Rotisserie draft, Giants SP Noah Lowry was selected in the seventh round (76th overall). Interestingly enough, two teammates of his (Matt Cain, Armando Benitez) were taken with the two picks before his.
Lowry to put full year together?
(11/7/2005) Jason Schmidt, Noah Lowry and Matt Cain all have spots in the rotation for 2006, leaving the Giants to figure out how to use the other two openings. They have relied heavily on low-end veterans or inexperienced minor-leaguers to fill holes the past two years.
Lowry's struggles distant memory
(9/1/2005) LHP Noah Lowry was never in danger of losing his spot in the rotation despite early season struggles. "He had to fight his way out of slumps," manager Felipe Alou said. "I knew it was a matter of time before he figured it out and he did. He's too good of a baseball player. I've used him as a pinch hitter and he's a good baserunner and fielder."
Lowry nearly goes the distance
(8/23/2005) Noah Lowry (blister) made his scheduled start against the Phillies on Monday and nearly pitched his first shutout of the season. He was pulled after 8 2/3 innings, much to the dismay of the Giants faithful at SBC Park.
Blister costs Lowry chance at CG
(8/18/2005) Noah Lowry was cruising right along on Wednesday at Cincinnat before a blister ended his night after 8 1/3 innings. "He pitched four innings with that blister developing, but he kept going back and going back," manager Felipe Alou said. "We asked him if he wanted to come out, and he said, 'No, I'll just keep icing it and going back.'"
Lowry beats D-Train
(8/13/2005) Noah Lowry (8-11) gave up four hits in 7 1/3 innings against the Marlins Friday "I had four pitches working for strikes," the second-year starter said. "And I made big pitches when I needed to."
Lowry beats Giants Saturday
(8/6/2005) Noah Lowry allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings at San Francisco Saturday. Lowry (7-11) was the sharper pitcher this game, continuing his strong stretch since the All-Star break. Keeping the Astros off-balance with his off-speed pitches, Lowry struck out eight and retired 18 of the final 20 batters he faced.
Alou on Lowry: 'I'm not concerned'
(7/21/2005) LHP Noah Lowry pitched at least seven innings in his third consecutive start. He has a 3.20 ERA over the past seven starts, though his scoreless streak of 13 1/3 innings ended in the second. "Lowry threw well," manager Felipe Alou said. "He just made a couple of mistakes, but he's been pitching well for us now. I'm not concerned about him any more."
Lowry pitches well Thursday
(6/9/2005) Lowry matched his season high with seven strikeouts through five innings and allowed three runs and six hits, struck out seven and walked two in 5 1/3 innings.
Lowry loses to Mets
(6/4/2005) Noah Lowry allowed four earned runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings at the Mets Saturday for his sixth loss of the season.
Lowry to start Saturday
(6/3/2005) Noah Lowry will start Saturday's game at the Mets since Friday's game was rained out.
Lowry gets start rained out
(6/3/2005) Noah Lowry was unable to start Friday's game at the Mets because it was postponed due to rain.
Lowry shuts down Oakland
(5/22/2005) Noah Lowry allowed one earned run and seven hits in seven innings on Sunday against the Athletics to pick up his second win of the season.
Lowry pounded at Coors Field
(5/18/2005) Noah Lowry allowed seven earned runs, 10 hits and four walks in only 3 1/3 innings at Colorado on Tuesday to fall to 1-5.
Lowry loses again
(5/7/2005) Noah Lowry gave up four runs in the third inning of Friday's game against Washington to earn his third loss of the season. "Lowry pitched a lot better than the last couple of outings," Giants manager Felipe Alou said.
Lowry gets win despite struggles
(4/16/2005) Noah Lowry allowed six earned runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings at Colorado Friday.
Lowry pitches well vs. Rockies
(4/9/2005) Noah Lowry allowed two earned runs on four hits in six innings against Colorado Friday.
Lowry sharp once again for Giants
(3/13/2005) Giants No. 4 starter Noah Lowry pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out five for the victory Saturday.
Giants' Lowry in outstanding shape
(3/9/2005) Noah Lowry gave up one hit in three innings in his spring outing Tuesday. The locked-in No. 4 starter went 6-0 down the stretch last season and is in great shape this spring. He conditioned with notorious hard-worker Brett Tomko this offseason. "I learned a lot as far as what I needed to do conditioning wise for such a long season," Lowry said. "The most innings I'd thrown was 120 and last year I got up close to 200, which was a big change. So just learning how to condition and getting advice from all the veteran guys as far as how to take care of yourself and what to expect through a long season was a big help to me."
Lowry has Giants' No. 4 SP spot
(2/24/2005) Young Giants lefty Noah Lowry enters the season as the fourth starter in the rotation.
Lowry stays unbeaten
(9/12/2004) Noah Lowry allowed four hits and one run in seven innings Saturday against Arizona. He improved to 4-0 with the victory.
Lowry impressive again Sunday
(8/8/2004) Noah Lowry allowed two earned runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings on Sunday against the Cubs to pick up his second consecutive win.
Noah Lowry sparkles Tuesday
(8/4/2004) Lowry was in command on Tuesday against Cincinnati, tossing his first-career complete game shutout. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing three hits.
Lowry recalled from Fresno
(8/3/2004) Noah Lowry was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday. He will replace Dustin Hermanson as Tuesday's starter against Cincinnati.
Lowry expected to join rotation
(8/1/2004) The Contra Costa Times reports Noah Lowry is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Fresno to replace Jerome Williams (triceps).
(7/4/2004) San Francisco optioned Noah Lowry to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday. David Aardsma was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
Lowry likely to get demotion
(7/2/2004) The San Jose Mercury News reports that Noah Lowry will likely reurn to Triple-A Fresno Sunday when Jason Christiansen comes off the 15-day disabled list.
Lowry to start on Tuesday
(6/29/2004) Noak Lowry will start Tuesday's game at Los Angeles in place of Jerome Williams (shoulder).
Giants recall Lowry
(6/21/2004) The Giants recalled Noah Lowry from Triple-A Fresno on Monday. He will pitch in middle relief for the time being. Lowry made an impressive start on Saturday against the Red Sox when he allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings.
Lowry optioned to Triple-A
(6/21/2004) Noah Lowry was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday.
Lowry returns to minors
(6/19/2004) Noah Lowry allowed one earned run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings against Boston Saturday.
Lowry recalled, to pitch Saturday
(6/11/2004) The Giants recalled Noah Lowry from Triple-A Fresno on Friday. He will take over injured Brett Tomko's rotation spot and pitch Saturday at Baltimore. Lowry was 4-4 with a 4.58 ERA in 11 starts for Fresno.
Lowry demoted by Giants
(4/22/2004) The Giants optioned Noah Lowry to Triple-A Fresno following Wednesday's game.
Lowry recalled for one appearance
(4/21/2004) The Giants recalled Noah Lowry from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday.
Lowry optioned to Triple-A
(4/5/2004) Noah Lowry was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday.
Noah Lowry called up by Giants
(9/1/2003) Lowry had his contract purchased by San Francisco from Triple-A Fresno on Monday.