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Dontrelle Willis makes his first minor league start, still terrible

Jun 29, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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Dontrelle Willis made his first start for triple-A Norfolk last night. He went two and two-thirds, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks. Combined with the handful of relief appearances he’s made and he has an ERA of 8.53 and has allowed ten hits in six and a third innings.

Because he’s Dontrelle Willis he’ll probably get a ton more starts and, if he’s released, will likely sign on someplace else. But if last night’s results are any indication, he continues have a fork protruding from his back.

  1. Kevin S. - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Why are teams wasting time on him as anything but a LOOGY?

    • atworkident - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM

      If you remember correctly… they signed him as a LOOGY. Then he left the team (went AWOL if you will) and wanted to void his contract if they didn’t let him start. They bent to his wishes and are now remembering why they didn’t want him to start.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM

        Yeah… I would have voided the contract.

  2. cur68 - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    I’m still hoping he gets his mojo back, but I think possibility is remote. At this point though perhaps an intervention might be necessary. Perhaps one by the likes of Omar Vizquel, Jim Thome, Larry Jones, & Darren Oliver? People who still have it (OK, Vizquel, has some of It, alright? More than Donny at any rate) might be needed to point out the difference between being effective and not being effective.

    • foreverchipper10 - Jun 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      Did you just refer to Chipper as Larry? For shame cur, for shame.

      • cur68 - Jun 29, 2012 at 7:24 PM

        But, but, but…I always call him Larry…S’what I do, in addition to danging Dusty Baker to heck.

  3. bravojawja - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Oy. Teams just can’t help but watch this D-Train wreck.

    I don’t know if I should root for the guy or feel sorry for him.

  4. mybrunoblog - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Someone Please tell Willis that I have the phone number for the Sugarland Skeeters. I think he’ll be needing it soon.

  5. joeflaccosunibrow - Jun 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    “But if last night’s results are any indication, he continues have a fork protruding from his back.”

    Comedic Excellence!

  6. jengibre23 - Jun 29, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Dontrellle was good for maybe 2 seasons cus nobody had film on him and his leg kick freaked everyone out. Now he’s over. Everyone can hit him blindfolded.

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