Dontrelle Willis just can't seem to get on an even keel.
It's a problem that he's had since he arrived in Detroit two years ago.
There have been times that he has looked like the D-Train of old, back in his Florida Marlin days, when he was a fan favorite.
And more times than not, he appears as the secondary piece of the Miguel Cabrera deal.
Most Tiger fans have "at least we have Miggy" in their minds, and look at Willis like a gift that one pretends to like.
To pinpoint an exact moment when Willis began to unravel wouldn't be a difficult task.
It was the fifth inning when he threw yet another wild pitch, and gave up two runs.
After he surrendered a single that subsequently put the Dodgers in scoring position, Manny Ramirez, who feasts with runners on, beamed a missile at Detroit third baseman Brandon Inge.
Inge couldn't corral the liner, and another run crossed the plate.
Perhaps it's Willis' history with Dodger-blue that came into play.
It's no enigma—he just can't make it happen against Los Angeles' second favorite team.
In seven career starts against Los Angeles, he has compiled a massive 6.93 ERA, and routinely gets beat like a pinata at a child's birthday party.