PREGAME: The Tigers will hand the ball to Dontrelle Willis tonight. Willis has been solid in his last 2 starts and will look to keep it going. He’s still walking a few too many (8 in 17.1 innings with only 9 K’s), but it is a vast improvement from where he was.
Dontrelle’s career has many highlights, a Rookie of the Year award, a World Series ring, he’s a 2 time All Star, and a Cy Young runner up. He’s also in the process of bringing his career back from the brink, but there is something he still hasn’t accomplished…facing Matt Wieters [cue the trumpets]. Wieters has come to save the Baltimore Orioles and all of baseball for that matter.
The guy who has the honor of having Wieters catch his first big league pitch is Brad Bergesen. I’m sure Bergesen will have some jitters with Wieters behind the plate and hopefully the Tigers get can on the board before the smoke from the Wieters introduction fireworks clears.
POSTGAME: Missed this entire game as Mrs. Billfer and I celebrated our anniversary. I thinkn I had more fun than those of you who watched the game.