Dontrelle Willis struggles in Triple-A Start

May 2, 2009

Dontrelle Willis who is dealing with an anxiety disorder made a Triple-A start for the Toledo Mudhens on Friday night.  He struggled a little with his control.  He got a no-decision, but was leading 5-3 when he left after five Innings.  Here’s his line:

5 IP, 3 Runs, 7 Hits, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

His ERA for the game was 5.40 and his WHIP was 1.80.  He also hit a batter and threw a Wild Pitch.

Here’s a look at how Willis fared is his previous two starts:

A+ Lakeland:  L, 7 IP, 4 Runs, 8 Hits, 0 Walks, 2 Ks, 5.14 ERA, 1.14 WHIP
AA Erie:  W, 6 IP, 2 Runs, 3 Hits, 3 Walks, 6 Ks, 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP

In other Tigers’ news Jeremy Bonderman’s rehab is going well according to’s Steve Kornacki adding some zip on his fastball bringing it into the low 90′s.  His return is not imminent.  He has to continue to build his arm strength and then he’ll need to make some rehab starts.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    May 2nd, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    This is such a sad story right now, Willis was such a joy to watch, I went down and watched him a few times when he was going good and it was electric in the stadium when he was there almost like when Fydrich pitched,who I saw pitch at Yankee Stadium and even the Yankee fans were cheering him.

  2. LestersLegends
    May 2nd, 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    Yeah sucks. That anxiety order did ricky williams in too.

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