It looked to me like the hit ball struck Bowie on the shoe, not the shin.
Bowie's pitch count since becoming a starter:
69, 83, 78, 92, 92, 96, 104.
Now at 78 as he's relieved.
I have Smoltz on my Forum fantasy team, and we've hit him pretty good since last year. His pitch count is at 69, so when he gets higher he'll be more hittable.