Borowski gives up a double to Julio Lugo to start off the inning. Then an outstanding play by Casey Blake on a Coco Crisp bunt up the third base line gives the Indians one out in the inning, but Lugo moves up to third. Dustin Pedroia drives a ball deep to left field that easily scores Lugo to tie the game on the sac fly. Another Borowski appearance, another blown save. But that's not all...
Two outs in the inning and David Ortiz strolls to the plate. Ortiz was batting .085 on the year before his plate appearance, barely even making contact with anything all season. He bloops a single to left. Two outs, Ortiz at first. And this brings us to Manny Ramirez.
First pitch from JoeBo is a tantalizing 82-mph fastball right down the middle of the plate. Ramirez crushes it over the left center field wall. 6-4 Red Sox. Another win slips away.
For good measure, Borowski proceeded to serve up a double to Kevin Youkilis before finally being pulled by Eric Wedge.
Borowski's line for the game:
0.2 innings pitched, 4 hits, 3 earned runs, 0 strikeouts, ERA of 18.00
Enough is enough. Instead of punching a wall, I created this blog. It will be devoted to tracking and scrutinizing every single appearance Borowski has, good or bad. But as Indians fans know, even his "good" appearances will involve scattered walks and extra-base hits. Rarely a 1-2-3 inning.
With Rafael Betancourt in the bullpen, why leave every close game up to chance by bringing in Borowski? He must be benched. Buried in the bullpen. Only called on for work during blowouts.
This is an open forum for comments on his performances.