Whatcha talkin’ bout? Dontrelle Willis pitches six shutout innings in Triple-A debut.

Dontrelle Willis made an impressive debut in his return to organized baseball Tuesday, shutting out the Albuquerque Isotopes in his first start for Triple-A Salt Lake.

Willis allowed three hits, walked one batter, hit another and struck out five. With a bright orange glove, a fastball in the 86-88 mph range, and his trademark high leg kick, Willis needed only 80 pitches (52 went for strikes) to complete six innings against the Isotopes, who had scored 15 runs their previous two games.

The Angels signed the 31-year-old left-hander to a minor-league deal out of the independent Atlantic League on August 4.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.