Baseball Crank
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April 23, 2003
BASEBALL: Borowski

One of this season's real surprises has been new Cubs closer Joe Borowski. I hadn't paid him much attention last season, but Borowski pitched pretty well: 97 K and 29 BB in 95.2 IP, and a 2.73 ERA. He was vulnerable to the long ball, though (10 dingers). And he's been lights-out so far in 2003: 3 saves in 3 tries, 10.2 IP, 3 hits (one a homer), no walks, 13 K, and an 0.84 ERA.

This could be an early test for Dusty Baker in Chicago: if Borowki keeps pitching anything like this, there's just no reason why Six Fingers Alfonseca should ever get his job back.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:38 PM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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It's also questionable whether Alfonseca should get any job back, given how good the Cubs bullpen has been this side of Dave Veres.

Posted by: Jason Steffens at April 24, 2003 1:16 PM
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