Dontrelle Willis Records a Victory in First Start With Diamondbacks


Of course it happens this way.

Dontrelle’s first outing with his new club went as well as anyone in the D-backs organization could have hoped. He lasted through six innings, didn’t allow a run to score, and recorded the win. He also singled and scored a run.

But I don’t think that a return to the National Leauge has magically shifted the D-Train to his old ways. He still threw fewer than 60% of his pitches for strikes, gave up five hits, walked four, and hit a batter. He allowed at least one runner to reach base in all six innings, and had to deal with runners in scoring position in all but the first inning.

Diamondback fans seem to be cautiously optimistic about Dontrelle (sound familiar?). You can find an Arizona perspective over at Venom Strikes.