Tonight, Dontrelle Willis will start a game for the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides.
That in itself is news because Willis, the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year and 2005 NL Cy Young Award runner-up, left the Tides earlier this season because he wanted to start and wasn't given the opportunity.
The 30-year-old Willis is back and is pitching against Toledo. But that is not the crazy part.
What's crazy is this: Willis becomes the 17th different pitcher to start a game for the Tides this year. It's June. Tonight marks their 77th game.
The Orioles have used six starting pitchers this season.
And the Tides – maybe you didn't get this the first time – have nearly tripled that number.
Here's the breakdown, with number of starts, courtesy of the Tides' PR staff: