Jeremy Bonderman made his spring debut tonight to some mixed results. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the first couple of innings, but Bondo threw two shutout innings. He did yield two hits and two walks though but it’s definitely something to build on as his spring season progresses.
Dontrelle Willis was roughed up again. I did feel bad watching him though because he was trying to stay positive, yet couldn’t get it done. In his first inning, he got the first two batters out, then gave up three runs. Then in the fifth, he got double play to help him out, then gave up a triple to Omar Infante which kept things going for another two runs.
Ryan Perry looked sharp again. He gave up a walk and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings. Juan Rincon gave up two hits but he struck out the side in the eighth, and then Clay Rapada gave up a shutout ninth to finish things up.
Brandon Inge led off the game with his second homerun of the spring. Gerald Laird and Adam Everett both had a pair of hits in the 5-2 loss.
Nate Robertson now looks like he’s the favorite for the fifth starter spot but he’llneed to keep things going tomorrow afternoon. It’s an afternoon game against the Nationals.