Dontrelle avoids disaster, salvages outing
Final line on Dontrelle: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K … It could’ve been much worse with the runners he had on, but he made big plays. He picked off Bobby Abreu to escape the first and rebounded from three walks to escape the second. His third inning against the middle of the Venezuelan order was exactly the way he needs to pitch. His pitches were tailing outside to right-handers in the second inning, but he got them over consistently in the third, which allowed him to change speeds effectively.
“I felt like I was around the zone,” Willis said. “I just didn’t get the breaks.”