Just posted this in the Player Updates forum, but wasn't sure if everybody would see it:
Rocky Mountain low for Quade's I-Cubs
By FROM REGISTER NEWS SERVICES
May 11, 2005
The Chicago Cubs' bullpen may be in tatters, but there doesn't appear to be any immediate quick fixes at triple-A Iowa.
Joe Borowski, a dependable closer for Chicago in 2003, was just one of several Iowa pitchers who struggled in Tuesday night's 17-5 Pacific Coast League defeat to Colorado Springs at Sky Sox Park.
Borowski, who is continuing a rehab assignment for Chicago with Iowa from a broken wrist in spring training, gave up three runs off a walk and two hits while recording just two outs in the fifth inning.
Overall, six Iowa pitchers dished out a season-high 10 walks and one hit batsmen - with eight of those baserunners coming around to score.
"It was a bullpen day, and the walks always kill you, especially here," Iowa Cubs manager Mike Quade said, referring to the high altitude and thin air in Colorado Springs.