Dontrelle Willis struggles in Triple-A Start
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 mlive.com’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.