He just completed his outing for Triple-A Toledo Friday night at Lehigh Valley, where he allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings with two walks, four strikeouts, a hit batter and a wild pitch. Considering both walks were to the first two batters Dontrelle faced, he could’ve been in huge trouble. By contrast, three of his four strikeouts ended innings, including back-to-back strikeouts to end the first with neither walk coming around to score.
Willis threw 102 pitches, 60 for strikes. According to Jim Weber’s call on Hens radio, the radar gun at the ballpark was a little shaky, so it was hard to get an accurate reading on how hard Dontrelle was throwing.