Instead, he dominated nine games, pitching 32/2 innings and striking out 39 batters with just 0.673 WHIP (bases and hits divided by innings pitched). He was enough to pique the interest of the Blue Jays just before Lowry had to take a leave of absence to fulfill his military duties.
“He had some crazy numbers in his first year at the GCL,” Toronto catcher Danny Jansen said. He was a lot of fun to catch, and that doesn’t happen from West Point, so that was appealing.”
After Russia invaded Crimea, the Raleigh was deployed to Bulgaria, presaging war in Ukraine and spent most of 2015 there. He was assigned to the Personal Reserve, he said, with his main goal of “shaping the battlefield to keep our comrades safe.”
Lowry said there was a strong Russian influence in Bulgaria, and although he did not see any fighting, he was physically assaulted “by a man who clearly identified me as an American” in the capital, Sofia.
After missing the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Lowry submitted his resignation from active duty with the battalion brigade commander’s approval. I felt that my services could be better allocated to pursue a career in
During his career, he trained his arm by throwing alongside one of his former Army teammates. He failed to throw from the mound in his two years, but had a good spring in 2016, and a year later he was called up to Toronto on August 12, 2017, and pitched Pittsburgh to one of his runs. reduced to over five and three innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Pirates, 7–2, in front of 46,179 at Rogers Center.