what's more amazing about dontrelle is that he did it back to back against the reds. even some of the better pitchers give up a run or two more against a solid offense that just saw them some 5-6 days earlier... but dontrelle came right back at the reds and mowed through them.
i like his chances against the A's. while he can get hit, he's basically struck out one per inning or (usually) more in each of his starts. even when he gave up 5 ER in 3 innings, he still had three Ks. personally, i'm hoping for the kid to step up and strike out 14 or something ungodly. he has movement, he's a lefty (and the A's have a good chunk of lefties) and he's got that kevin brown type delivery.
i'm thinking 6-8 IP, 3 ER, 1.33ish whip, and about 6-9K, depending on how much of a roll he gets on. i've got him and vazquez going tonight, so i'd love to notch about 17Ks between the lot of 'em, and a 2 win 3-4 total ER performance would really help me out.
maybe its sad, but i've been looking forward to dontrelle willis starts more than anyone else's... even prior. what the cubs are not doing for him offensively is pretty sad.