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Rich Hill | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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 (blister) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.
Hill was skipped from his scheduled Sunday start against the Rockies due to lingering concerns about the blister on his left hand, but he is on track to start Friday's series opener against the Giants and the veteran southpaw should be in the Dodgers' rotation for the NLDS. The decision to skip him was more of a precautionary move. Hill, 36, owns a brilliant 2.05 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 125/32 K/BB ratio in 105 1/3 innings this season between Oakland and Los Angeles. Sep 27 - 7:41 PM

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Rich Hill (blister) will have his start skipped Sunday against the Rockies.

Here we go again. The Dodgers are still concerned about Hill's lingering blister issues, though he's expected to start against the Giants next weekend. The Dodgers' priority is to have Hill healthy for the postseason. Brandon McCarthy will start Sunday's series finale at Chavez Ravine.
Sep 24 - 6:50 PM

The Dodgers could push Rich Hill back from Sunday's scheduled start versus the Rockies if they've already clinched the National League West by then.

That would certainly make sense given Hill's nagging blister issues. The Dodgers' magic number is four, so they'd need to win the next two and have the Giants lose both of their games in order to clinch the division prior to Sunday.
Sep 23 - 10:36 AM

Rich Hill was on point in Tuesday's loss to the Giants, allowing one run on six hits over five innings.

Hill struck out seven and walked one on the evening. Eduardo Nunez bopped a solo home run off him in the fifth inning, but that was it for the damage on his watch. In four of his five starts with the Dodgers this season, he has allowed one or fewer runs. The veteran southpaw will put his 1.53 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 35/4 K/BB ratio (29 1/3 innings) to the test in a home date with the Rockies next time he takes to the mound.
Sep 21 - 2:06 AM

Rich Hill couldn't make it out of the sixth in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks, yielding four runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Hill was coming off seven perfect innings against the Marlins in his last outing, but Thursday's start proved less effervescent. The veteran southpaw struck out eight and walked just one on the evening. After allowing two runs through the first five innings, he would run into trouble in the sixth and exit with one out in what would ultimately turn into a five-run frame for the Diamondbacks. Prior to this contest, Hill had not allowed a run in his previous three starts. He has pitched to a magnificent 1.48 ERA and 0.53 WHIP in 24 1/3 innings with the Dodgers after coming over from the A's at the trade deadline. So long as he can keep his blister issues in check, he has the potential to be an impact arm down the stretch. A home showdown with the Giants shows next on his schedule.
Sep 16 - 12:21 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Rich Hill was pulled from Saturday's start because the trainer saw tenderness on Hill's left index finger.

Hill, of course, was in the midst of a perfect game through seven innings, which is why there was so much controversy when he was lifted. The left-hander has dealt with nagging blister issues for a couple months and while he said he wasn't affected Saturday, it makes sense that he was pulled. Hill should be fine for his next start.
Sep 11 - 11:42 AM

Rich Hill retired the first 21 hitters he faced in Saturday's victory over the Marlins, but was denied his bid for a perfect game when he was lifted after seven innings.

Hill punched out nine in the dominant effort. He had thrown just 89 pitches on the night, but due to the blister issues that have caused him to miss most of the second half of the season, the Dodgers weren't going to push him and take any chances. Joe Blanton came on and retired the first two hitters he faced before surrendering a single to Jeff Francoeur. Hill has been phenomenal when on the field this season, compiling a 1.80 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 110/30 K/BB ratio over 95 innings. He'll take on the Diamondbacks his next time out in Arizona on Thursday.
Sep 10 - 10:54 PM

Rich Hill gave up just one base hit and zero runs while punching out eight batters in six innings to beat the Padres on Saturday.

He walked a pair but did not give up a base hit until there were two outs in the sixth inning. It was his second start for the Dodgers and he has yet to give up a run in his new uniform. After battling a severe blister on his throwing hand he seems to be picking right up where he left off with the Athletics before the trade. He has an 11-3 record with a marvelous 1.94 ERA. He has punched out 101 batters in just 88 innings.
Sep 4 - 12:21 AM

Rich Hill (blister) is expected to start for the Dodgers on Saturday against the Padres.

Hill was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday due to a recurrence of his blister issue. Fantasy owners who rolled him out this week will appreciate the upgrade from facing the Rockies at Coors Field to now taking on the Padres at the pitcher's paradise he calls home in Los Angeles.
Sep 2 - 7:02 PM

Rich Hill (blister) has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night against the Rockies.

Bud Norris will take the mound instead to kick off what will essentially be a bullpen game for Los Angeles. Hill threw 40 warmup tosses before Tuesday's game at Coors Field was postponed due to rain and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted Wednesday afternoon that he was concerned about aggravating the blister that recently cost the veteran left-hander five weeks. Hill went six scoreless innings in his Dodgers debut last Wednesday versus the Giants. He will aim to make his second start for Los Angeles sometime this weekend.
Aug 31 - 6:18 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged there is some concern about Rich Hill's finger holding up for Wednesday night's start against the Rockies.

Hill threw 40 warmup pitches on Tuesday night before that game was eventually postponed due to rain. He's still on for the second half of Wednesday's split doubleheader at Coors Field, but it sounds like the Dodgers are going to be watching him closely. It could be a relatively short outing for the veteran left-hander, who missed five weeks between July 17 and August 24 with a severe blister on his pitching hand. He shut out the Giants over six innings last Wednesday in his Dodgers debut.
Aug 31 - 1:18 PM

Finally making his Dodgers debut, Rich Hill earned a win after shutting out the Giants for six innings on Wednesday.

Hill allowed five hits, all of them singles, and walked none to outduel Johnny Cueto in what ended up being a 1-0 game. He came out after 81 pitches, which seemed appropriate after his lengthy DL stint due to a blister. The veteran left-hander should be able to throw closer to 100 pitches next time out against the Rockies.
Aug 25 - 1:11 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Rich Hill from the 15-day disabled list.

Hill came over to the Dodgers from the A's before the trade deadline, but he had yet to actually start for them due to a blister on his left hand. That will be remedied on Wednesday evening when he toes the rubber against the Giants. The veteran southpaw last pitched on July 17. Prior to the burdensome injury, he held a 2.25 ERA across 14 starts.
Aug 24 - 6:38 PM

Rich Hill (blister) will start Wednesday's game against the Giants.

At long last, Hill is finally ready to make his Dodgers' debut after missing over a month with a painful blister. Hill has pitched brilliantly when healthy this year, providing a stellar 2.25 ERA over 14 starts. Ross Stripling was expected to lose his spot in the Dodgers' rotation upon Hill's return but he might stick around now that Scott Kazmir is dealing with back and neck issues.
Aug 23 - 1:57 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Rich Hill (blister) is "penciled" into the rotation next week.

We've heard that a few times before. Hill got through a simulated game on Thursday with no issues, so unless he has yet another setback with his blister it appears he'll finally make his Dodgers' debut sometime next week. He last started on July 17, when he was still a member of the Athletics.
Aug 19 - 5:31 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Carlos Ruiz
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Chase Utley
2Howie Kendrick
3Charlie Culberson
4Micah Johnson
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Josh Reddick
2Yasiel Puig
3Andrew Toles
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Jose De Leon
9Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Joe Blanton
5Yimi Garcia
6Jesse Chavez
7Louis Coleman
8Adam Liberatore
9Grant Dayton
10Alex Wood
11Josh Ravin
12Josh Fields
13Brock Stewart
14Luis Avilan