Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dontrelle Willis Is Ready To Again Thrive In The Major Leagues

Dontrelle Willis and the Detroit Tigers defeated the Royals 7-3 Thursday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. ;

Willis, who made his first start since last June when he was placed on the disabled list due to social anxiety, pitched six innings and surrendered only two earned runs. ;

Willis’ solid outing is tremendously encouraging for the Tigers who have seen the “D-Train” struggle mightily ever since they acquired him in December 2007 from the Florida Marlins. ;

The two-time All-Star selection and 2003 National League Rookie of the Year Award winner is viewed by many onlookers as a spent oddball who will never recapture the brilliance he once displayed on the hill. ;

Fortunately, Willis has apparently not listened to his ;critics and he seems destined to be a vital cog in the Tigers rotation this season. ;

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