Usually a 1:1 K:BB ratio is a very bad thing for pitchers, but as Noah Lowry found out today his 2007 ratio is certainly better than a ratio of say, 0:9. Lowry's final line of the day: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 4 ER, 9 BB, 0 K. Yes, 9 walks, here's a summary from the Chicago Tribune.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Lowry walked seven and heaved two wild pitches in the first inning. In the second, Lowry walked the first two batters on nine pitches, then threw a pickoff attempt into the stands before Giants manager Bruce Bochy pulled him. Lowry didn't strike out any of the 12 batters he faced.
My favorite part of the story is the White Sox had a scout out at the game to look at Lowry - oops - and this line:
Lowry is signed through 2009 at about $6.75 million, but the Sox might be better served settling for a package of prospects including left-hander Jonathan Sanchez in any deal involving third baseman Joe Crede.
Might be? MIGHT BE? You know, I really hope there isn't a general manager in the league who will deal anything of value for Lowry, but I can't help but think someone is looking at his 14-8 record and salivating over the idea.