Dontrelle Willis sucks so bad right now, that the Detroit Tigers have sent their once-possible ace down to the Class A Lakeland Flying Tigers, in search of a little something called control.
This is what happens when you surrender eight earned runs and five walks in just 1.1 innings against the division rival Cleveland Indians, who are also horrible right now. Except Cliff Lee, who is the American League's first 10-game winner.
This is not, however, the way things were supposed to go down for the lefty after he was signed to a three-year, $23 million deal last December. Specifically, unacceptable shenanigans such as walking 21 batters over 11.1 innings have kept him from gaining any fans in the Motor City. Willis finished this stint in the majors with an 0-1 record and 10.32 ERA.
[Detroit Free Press] | [The Big Lead] | [The Detroit Tiger Weblog] | [Foul Balls]
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