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Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs exits with oblique discomfort

The Houston Astros fell to the Seattle Mariners on Friday by the score of 10-5. The loss dropped the Astros to 67-87 on the season, fourth in the American League West. Astros' pitchers walked eight and gave up four home runs in the loss. On the injury front, reliever Darin Downs left the game with oblique discomfort.  #453271566 / gettyimages.comBrian McTaggart, who covers...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs battling oblique injury

Houston Astros reliever Darin Downs was unavailable Friday night and may not be able to pitch Saturday against the Boston Red Sox as he battles discomfort in his right oblique, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle:#453271566 / gettyimages.comDowns first felt the injury sometime on Thursday and it got worse after he pitched in the sixth inning. Manager Bo Porter said Downs...
Via MLB Injury News
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Darin Downs learned he joined new team while taking pregnant wife to hospital

The Detroit Tigers placed lefty reliever Darin Downs on waivers and the Houston Astros picked him up. This is hardly newsworthy, we know. But how Downs found out is more than interesting. Downs, 28, a native of Southfield, told the Houston Chronicle that he learned of the transaction while taking his wife to the hospital to give birth to the couple’s second child. “Loading...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers recall Darin Downs

Left-handed reliever Darin Downs was recalled by the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. He could have a shot at the postseason roster should he pitch more effectively than Phil Coke and Jose Alvarez over the final three weeks of the season. When you thought your season was overBut wait theres more, Downs tweeted from @DDowns99. Downs began establishing himself in the bullpen this season...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers place Darin Downs on DL with rotator cuff tendinitis

The Detroit Tigers’ bullpen took another hit yesterday, as the team placed left-handed reliever Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis in his throwing arm, according to Jason Beck of Downs pitched the ninth inning of Saturday’s contest, and after his outing he reported soreness in his shoulder. He surrendered two hits during...
Via MLB Injury News
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers place LHP Downs on disabled list

The Detroit Tigers have placed reliever Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury. The team said Sunday that the left-hander has tendinitis in his rotator cuff. Downs gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Raburn in the ninth inning of Saturday's 9-4 win over the second-place Indians. The 28-year-old has appeared in 26 games, going 0-2 with a 5.18 ERA. In his...
Via AP on Fox
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Downs overcomes odds again, makes Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Darin Downs made it impossible for the Tigers to leave him off the roster. Very quietly, Downs has been one of the nicest Grapefruit League stories. After another scoreless 1 13 innings Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, Downs' spring ERA was a minuscule 0.64 with an equally tiny 0.86 WHIP. He's struck out 16 and walked three in 14 innings....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Miracle comeback fitting for Downs first career win

DETROIT It will probably get lost in the excitement of Detroit's improbable win over Cleveland, but one of the best stories in baseball got an even happier ending Sunday afternoon. Darin Downs' teammates noticed, though, as one of them gave him the traditional beer shower that comes with a first major-league victory. "I don't know who it was I had my eyes closed...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Downs reaches majors three years after his skull was fractured

It was a grisly incident, but Detroit Tigers left-hander Darin Downs doesn't mind retelling it. Reaching the major leagues three years after suffering a skull fracture when hit by a line drive "is kind of a feel-good story for me." The tale has not reached its completion yet, but Downs at least has a feeling of accomplishment after making his major league debut...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers' Downs 'The Pitcher Who Lived'

DETROIT -- Until 2009, Southfield, Mich., native Darin Downs never thought he'd be compared to Harry Potter. Since one terrifying moment that summer, though, he's been "The Pitcher Who Lived." Downs was called up to the Tigers on Tuesday and is ready to make his major-league debut, but he knows that things could have been much different. On Aug. 17, 2009, Downs...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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