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Rich Hill | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
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Rich Hill worked 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball as the Dodgers beat the Astros in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Hill gave up a solo homer to George Springer in the top of the third inning but mostly looked sharp and the quick hook from manager Dave Roberts paid off this time, with Brandon Morrow, Tony Watson, Kenta Maeda, and Kenley Jansen combining for 4 1/3 scoreless frames in the Dodgers' eventual 3-1 victory. Game 7 is set for Wednesday. Oct 31 - 11:57 PM

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Rich Hill gave up just one run, but also went just four innings in the Astros extra-inning victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday in Game 2 of the World Series.

Hill did walk three, and didn't have very sharp command or control. Having said that, the curveball was clearly working, and he was able to strike out seven. He was fortunate to allow just the one run, as George Springer's RBI single likely scores more if it doesn't somehow hit the hat of Chris Taylor on a bounce. Hill's next start will likely come in Game 6, if necessary.
Oct 26 - 12:48 AM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts announced Sunday that Rich Hill will start Game 2 of the World Series for the Dodgers.

He'll follow Clayton Kershaw who will start Tuesday's opener against the Astros in Los Angeles. The veteran southpaw pitched well his last time out, allowing one run on three hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. It will be the first time pitching in the World Series for the 37-year-old hurler.
Oct 22 - 8:48 PM

Rich Hill pitched well in a no-decision against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday, allowing one run on three hits over his five innings of work.

The veteran southpaw racked up eight strikeouts on the night while issuing just one free pass. The only blemish on his night was a solo shot by Addison Russell in the top half of the fifth inning. Hill threw just 79 pitches, but was lifted for a pinch hitter after Charlie Culberson had a leadoff double to start the home half of the fifth inning. Hill is expected to take the mound again in Game 6 if the series advances that far.
Oct 15 - 11:08 PM

Rich Hill gave up two runs over four innings of work Saturday against the Diamondbacks, taking a no-decision in the Dodgers' 8-5 win.

Hill walked A.J. Pollock on a borderline 3-2 pitch with one out in the top of the first inning, and then Paul Goldschmidt followed that with a blast well over the left-field wall. The veteran left-hander started to settle in after that, but he threw 78 pitches over his four frames and manager Dave Roberts elected to pinch-hit for his starter with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth. Hill is likely to get the ball in Game 2 of the NLCS if the Dodgers are able to close out the D'Backs.
Oct 8 - 9:18 AM

Rich Hill will start for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts made the official announcement after watching Hill throw a simulated game on Tuesday afternoon. Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Dodgers and Yu Darvish will start Game 3. Alex Wood would probably handle a potential Game 4. Los Angeles will either be facing the Rockies or Diamondbacks, who are set to duel in Wednesday night's National League Wild Card Game at Arizona's Chase Field.
Oct 3 - 8:08 PM

Rich Hill fanned 10 in seven scoreless innings Wednesday as the Dodgers crushed the Padres 10-0.

Brandon McCarthy and Kenley Jansen finished the three-hitter. Hill allowed just two hits and walked two in the 93-pitch gem. He ends an up-and-down regular season 12-8 with a 3.32 ERA in 135 2/3 innings.
Sep 28 - 1:15 AM

Rich Hill pitched six innings of one-run ball and struck out nine Friday as the Dodgers beat the Giants 4-2 to clinch the NL West.

It's the fifth straight year the Dodgers have won the division. Hill's performance has been rather up and down this season, but he's stayed healthier than anyone should have expected and he's on a nice stretch now, having allowed six runs in 22 innings this month. He's 11-8 with a 3.50 ERA overall.
Sep 23 - 1:52 AM

Rich Hill allowed one run on one hit in five innings to earn a 3-2 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.

The only hit he allowed was a solo home run by Anthony Rendon. He struck out five and issued two walks in the victory. The Dodgers have nursed his innings since his near-perfect game in late August to ensure he reaches the post-season in good health. He struggled badly early in the season but has turned things around in the second half. The 37-year-old left-hander improves to 10-8 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 23 starts.
Sep 16 - 4:39 PM

Rich Hill yielded two runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Rockies.

Los Angeles has now lost 10 straight games and 15 of its last 16. Hill allowed Colorado to set the tone early in this one, giving up either a single or a walk to the first four batters he faced. The veteran left-hander settled in from there, but the Dodgers' offense didn't make any noise until Alex Verdugo's pinch-hit solo shot in the bottom of the ninth. Hill is now 9-8 with a 3.67 ERA in 22 starts this season. He'll face the Nationals on the road next.
Sep 10 - 7:31 PM

Rich Hill yielded just two earned runs over six innings but took a loss Monday versus the Diamondbacks.

Hill pitched well, striking out nine batters while issuing only one walk and holding Arizona to two hits, but he was still thoroughly out-dueled by Diamondbacks ace Robbie Ray in the Dodgers' eventual 13-0 loss. Hill is now 9-7 on the year with a 3.67 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 135/42 K/BB ratio in 112 2/3 innings. He'll hope for more run support next time out against the Rockies.
Sep 4 - 11:44 PM

Rich Hill was hit hard in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 frames.

Hill struck out four and walked one on the evening. Most of the damage against him was done during a five-run first inning that was keyed by a two-run homer from A.J. Pollock and a two-run single from Brandon Drury. Hill will look to rebound when he does battle against the Padres on Sunday in San Diego.
Aug 30 - 12:57 AM

Rich Hill took a perfect game into the ninth inning and a no-hitter into the 10th before losing the game to the Pirates on a solo home run by Josh Harrison on Wednesday.

He lost the perfecto on a Logan Forsythe fielding error on a grounder hit by Jordy Mercer leading off the ninth inning. The scoreless game went into extra innings and Hill came back out to pitch the bottom of the tenth. Josh Harrison led off the frame with a walk-off solo homer to spoil the no-hitter and saddle Hill with a loss. The 37-year-old left-hander punched out 10 batters on 99 pitches in the marvelous ballgame. He falls to 9-5 with a 3.32 ERA in 19 starts.
Aug 23 - 10:14 PM

Rich Hill earned his ninth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to three runs on six hits across five frames.

The veteran southpaw walked three and struck out five on the night. The Tigers jumped on him for a pair of runs in the first inning, but Hill settled in nicely afterwards and the Dodgers' offense provided plenty of support. He'll carry a 3.54 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 112/40 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Aug 18 - 10:33 PM

Rich Hill was taken to the hospital for precautionary tests after taking a pitch off his neck Friday against the Padres.

Hill stayed in the game after being struck by a Clayton Richard fastball in the fourth inning but went to a hospital for further tests after the game. X-rays were negative and doctors weren't able to find anything wrong with Hill, who said his breathing was never affected. The veteran lefty should be fine to make his next start Friday against Detroit.
Aug 12 - 8:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Charlie Culberson
3Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brandon McCarthy
7Brock Stewart
8Scott Kazmir
9Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Josh Fields
7Edward Paredes
8Walker Buehler
9Yimi Garcia
10Adam Liberatore