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Friday, April 20, 2018

Derek Lowe Drops F-Bomb After Walking Last Batter

Derek Lowe pitched an admirable Game 4 for the Braves in the NLDS against the Giants. Coming back on short rest, the veteran went six and a third innings of two-hit ball, leaving with a 2-1 lead. Manager Bobby Cox came out for a visit after two men reached in the 7th, but Lowe pleaded his case to stay in the game and got to face another batter. He walked Pat Burrell to load the bases and Cox came out with the official hook. Lowe was every bit as pissed as you could imagine, dropping a visible and audible f-bomb:

The Giants scored two runs the rest of the inning to take the lead and both were charged to Lowe (though one was unearned). Atlanta could only manage two runs in the game and lost 3-2, dropping the series. It’s unfortunate they couldn’t extend it to a Game 5 because that would have been a fun contest to watch. Every single game in the series was low-scoring, and they were all decided by just one run. Thanks to my man Lon Buckler for sharing the tip.

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