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Joe Bowrowski Lands On the DL

by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Apr 15th 2008 1:52PM by Tom Fornelli
It was a familiar scene for Indians fans yesterday, as they were forced to watch their closer Joe Borowski blow a save against the Red Sox by giving up a home run to Manny Ramirez. After the game Borowski expressed his frustration towards his performance, saying he had no idea what was wrong with him, but that it felt like he “was throwing through water.”

Well, the Indians and Borowski now know what the problem is (well, besides the fact he kinda sucks) and Joe is going to be taking some time off and going on the disabled list.The club said Borowski, who led the AL with 45 saves last season, has a strained triceps. He had been puzzled and frustrated by a significant loss in his velocity.

The club recalled right-hander Tom Mastny from Triple-A Buffalo.For now the team will probably put Rafael Betancourt in the closer role, and that’s probably music to the ears of many an Indians fan. Borowski may have managed to pick up 45 saves last season, but he didn’t do it without giving his teammates and fans about 243 heart attacks. So far this season, Joe’s picked up two saves for the Indians despite an 18.00 ERA, but he’s also blown two saves and generally you’d like your closer to convert more than 50% of the time. At least, if you want to win you do anyway.

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