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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

Astros' Downs survives scare on mound, gains insight

Darin Downs didn't have time to care he had just joined the Astros. The team scooped Downs, a lefthanded reliever, off waivers in early November. He was driving to the hospital with his wife ahead of the birth of their second child, a boy, when the phone went off. "Loading the car, trying to get in the car and all of a sudden I was looking at my phone," Downs, 28...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros claim pitcher Darin Downs off waivers

The Astros have claimed LHP Darin Downs off of waivers from Detroit, the team announced. Downs appeared in 29 games with the Tigers last season had had an ERA of 4.84 out of the bullpen. He struck out 37 in 35.1 innings pitched. He held lefthanded batters to a .219 average.
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 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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