Dontrelle does well




Dontrelle Willis (talking to former Tiger Joe Coleman in top photo) started last night's Flying Tigers-Clearwater Threshers game in Lakeland. He had a no hiter through the first three innings and left after seven trailing 4-0. He yielded 8 hits but perhaps most important he walked none. He had 2 Ks and got several ground ball outs.
Willis seemed to be in good spirits. Doing pregame stretches and running he was singing, "if loving you is wrong I don't wanna be right." I stood 10 feet from him taking photos at the end of the Tiger dugout during the first inning and he was animatedly cheering his teammates.
This morning's paper says he'll make his next start at Erie (AA). I wish him well.

5 comments:

  1. That's fantastic. Maybe the Tigers really do have a problem of too much good pitching? Naw...

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  2. If Dontrelle joins the Tigers who gets sent down? Zach Miner seems like the obvious candidate. Or they could move him to the pen and farm out Bonine. If Zumaya also gets recalled we'll have a plethora of pitching.

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  3. I think Miner is the easy choice, but who drops from the rotation if Bonderman makes a return?

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  4. After last night - Verlander?

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  5. Good question, Kooch. You have to assume Galarraga, Jackson and Verlander will stayPorcello could get sent down but that would be a difficult decision if he continues to pitch well. Perhaps a trade will take place?

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