Thursday, September 22, 2005

Batting 7th, Dontrelle Willis

Jack McKeon put pitcher Dontrelle Willis in the 7th spot of the lineup tonight. Not sure if this is a compliment to Willis or an insult to the Marlins' hitters. Willis ended up going one for four. Oh yeah, he also outdueled Pedro Martinez to pick up his 22nd win. (I must have motivated Pedro because he's pitched well since I said he's "surprisingly fading")

Back to Willis; he's been one of the best stories in baseball. It's a shame he plays in a city that ignores baseball. The Florida papers will probably write more about Ricky Williams farting than Willis getting his 22nd win.

1 comment:

Patriotsy2k said...

It is more of an insult to the state of the Marlins daily order. They got this guy Andino I never heard of playing short cause Alex Gonzalez is hurt. Then there is the local boy, Joe Dillon, playing 2nd after being called up sometime in July, with his .154 average. Luis Castillo, like most of the Marlins it seems, is banged up and not playing much.
This was supposed to be a promising year, yet Dontrelle, Miguel, and Carlos can't do it all for them.