Mark Lowe pitched a simulated game in Arizona this week, and the best thing about that might have been he didn’t have to lie about it the next day.
Lowe is one of those gifted young Mariners relievers, a high-90s guy who overwhelmed the AL in 15 games in 2006 by allowing just four runs in 18 2/3 innings. Then elbow surgery sidelined him most of last season.
When Lowe, 24, returned to the Mariners in August, that fastball was still there in the four games he pitched.
What frightened him and the team was how he…