PREGAME: Detroit goes for a 3 game winning streak and a series win. Both are the types of things normally reserved for the Mariners. To do it Dontrelle Willis will have to out duel Cliff Lee.
Lee was awesome for the bulk of the season, but he’s been meh in his 4 starts since a 117 pitch complete game shut out on May 12th. Eight of his 12 walks on the season have come in those 4 starts. Here’s hoping he doesn’t get righted tonight.
While Lee pursues his 10th win of the season, Willis pursues his 11th inning of the season. I guess you could call Willis effectively wild this year if you’re so inclined. What with the 16 walks in 10 innings and all, but he has only allowed 4 hits. Or you could call him effectively lucky – save for that bendy knee thing that landed him on the DL.
This one is on ESPN so you out of staters without Extra Innings will be able to tune in.
Game Time 7:05