Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Joe Blows (Save): Part II

I normally am limited to a review of Cleveland's box score, but with the Indians featured on ESPN's Monday Night Baseball game of the week, I had an opportunity to see the final few innings. With a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 9th, I had a first hand look at the man, the myth, the legend: Joe Borowski. I watched as his blazing 83mph fast ball danced down the middle of the plate to Manny Ramirez who socked it for a game winning home run. I also watched as Jon Papelbon came on and threw change ups at 89mph past Cleveland's hitters. Yes, his slow pitch is 6mph faster than the fastest pitch Joe can throw.

A review of last night's Joe Borowski appearance:

2/3 of an inning; 4 hits; 3 earned runs; 1 HR allowed; and (gasp!) a blown save.

Taking a look at his season statistics:

18.00 ERA and a WHIP of 2.75. Oh yeah, blown save #2.

I realize that my dislike of Joe Borowski is overwhelming, but at what point do the Indians HAVE to make a change. He isn't good, he wasn't good, and something (anything) has to change in the 9th inning.

Photo from ESPN.com


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Spider63 said...

Joe Blows but ESPN blows more. No doubt they ESPN had some comedy spin on the highlights. I am tired of their "Jerry Lewis Sports"

JR said...

My favorite part of the Borowski Saga is that he is now saying his arm is sore, and he's probably going to go on the DL.

I feel this is akin to when I played fifth grade recess football, and upon dropping a pass or otherwise making a mistake, I would immediately hit the ground and feign injury for the next 2-3 minutes, so as to create a proper reasoning for my failure. This proved irritating, and I quickly lost all my friends.

But hey, if he's on the DL, he can't do that much damage, right?

The Indians should just be lucky that Fausto Carmona is terrible at translating dollars to his native currency in his mind. How else to explain how cheaply the Indians signed him for?