I'd like to see that fastball get into the 90s, but it's still encouraging news.
http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/sport ... p?id=45034
MILWAUKEE — The Cubs were beaming over the pitching performance turned in by closer Joe Borowski on Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa.
Borowski is on a rehab assignment at Class AAA Iowa as he readies for his comeback from a broken right wrist. In 1 perfect inning against Nashville, Borowski struck out two. He threw 11 pitches, seven for strikes, and his fastball was clocked in the 86-88 mph range. His slider was said to be “tight” and late breaking.
“That’s a lot better than he did last year when he went down there on a rehab,” Cubs manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday. “We had a feeling he was going to do a lot better. We didn’t know he was going to that well that soon. It’s very positive.”
Borowski’s next appearance is set for Thursday. The Cubs will evaluate him after that. Borowski suffered the broken wrist during a Cactus League game March 21. At the time, he was making a successful comeback from a partially torn right rotator cuff.