5.2 innings, five runs for Dontrelle
I was traveling to Kansas City tonight and didn’t have a chance to follow Willis’ rehab start except to look at the boxscore. The numbers weren’t good — five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings at Charlotte. Three of those runs and four hits came in the sixth, suggesting he might have run out of gas. He walked three, but one was intentional. He gave up a pair of solo homers in the second inning before Charlotte rallied with singles and doubles in the sixth. On the positive side, he was efficient, falling one out shy of six innings with 79 pitches thrown, though just 46 went for strikes.
How much does it mean? Dunno. He has at least one more start for the Hens coming, of course, so a solid outing Saturday will make this one moot.