Dontrelle Willis is now two for three. He’s looked decent in his two of his first three starts this season and for the second time this season, he went six innings and gave up just two runs. Unfortunately, his first win has eluded him because the Tigers were shut out last night in a 2-0 loss to the Angels. Willis gave up two runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six frames. Eddie Bonine pitched the final two innings and he didn’t allow a hit.
The Tigers picked up nine hits (over twice as many as the Angels’ four) but they couldn’t push a single runner across. They didn’t draw a walk and they stranded eight batters. Johnny Damon and Magglio Ordonez both had a pair of singles while Miguel Cabrera had the lone extra base hit with a double.
Probably the most disheartening part of the game was when Fernando Rodney put the Tigers down in order in the ninth. Scott Sizemore struck out to finish up the game.
The Twins lost so the Tigers sit two games back of them. Tonight it’ll be Rick Porcello against Scott Kazmir. Kazmir had a rough first start so hopefully the Tigers can catch him while he’s down.