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Rich Hill | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 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 (finger) is expecting to return to the Dodgers' rotation Monday in Arizona.
Hill made it through a simulated game Tuesday without experiencing any issues with his cracked left middle fingernail. The veteran southpaw had a disappointing 6.00 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 16/7 K/BB ratio through 15 innings (three starts) this season with Los Angeles. He was placed on the disabled list April 15. Apr 24 - 6:46 PM

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Rich Hill (finger) will throw a simulated game Tuesday.

Hill landed on the disabled list last week with a cracked left middle fingernail. Provided that he gets through Tuesday's simulated game with no issues, he will be in line to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation on Saturday during their doubleheader against the Giants.
Apr 23 - 7:30 PM

Rich Hill (finger) threw a successful bullpen session at full strength on Sunday.

Hill remains on the disabled list, so he won't start for the Dodgers on Monday, but he could be cleared to rejoin the rotation when he's first eligible on April 25. He has been sidelined since April 15 due to inflammation in his left middle finger.
Apr 22 - 5:32 PM

Rich Hill (finger) told reporters that he was placed on the disabled list with a crack on the fingernail of his left middle finger.

He also told reporters that he wasn't happy about not being able to pitch, and that this is just precautionary. That's good news for those who have Hill on their fantasy roster, as it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be able to be activated when he's eligible on April 25.
Apr 18 - 7:48 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 15 with inflammation in his left middle finger.

Hill was lit up for seven runs in five innings in his last start, and while the injury might not be the only reason for the struggles, it likely didn't help. He'll miss at least one start with the injury; and more than likely two. The disabled list has been an all too familiar landing spot for Hill over the past few seasons, which is one of the reasons why the Dodgers have carried so much depth in their rotation.
Apr 18 - 7:37 PM

Rich Hill was tagged for seven earned runs, seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a loss to Arizona on Saturday.

The southpaw threw just 62 of his 96 pitches for strikes and he served up a pair of homers, including bombs to Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock. After a quality start in his first outing on April 1 he has been tagged for 10 runs, 12 hits and four walks over his past two outings over nine innings. He'll look to get back on track Friday night, but it won't be easy squaring off against Max Scherzer and the visiting Nationals.
Apr 15 - 4:23 AM

Rich Hill could only go four innings in his Saturday start against the Dodgers, giving up three runs.

Hill also allowed five hits, and he walked two and struck out six. Outside of the strikeouts, it's a rather forgettable start for the 38-year-old southpaw. He'll make his next start on Friday when the Dodgers travel to Arizona.
Apr 7 - 11:26 PM

Rich Hill pitched well in Sunday's victory over the Giants, scattering five hits and three walks over six scoreless innings.

The veteran southpaw struck out five on the night. Hill allowed plenty of base runners in this one, but was always able to make a key pitch when it was necessary to get himself out of trouble. He'll do battle against these same Giants next time out in San Francisco on Saturday.
Apr 1 - 11:28 PM

Rich Hill struggled in his final spring training start on Monday, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits across five innings against the Angels.

Hill struck out four and didn't walk a batter on the afternoon. All of the damage came during a four-run uprising in the third inning, keyed by a three-run double off the bat of Albert Pujols. The veteran southpaw has been very uneven this spring, registering a 7.30 ERA and 13/0 K/BB ratio across 12 1/3 innings.
Mar 27 - 1:00 AM

Rich Hill was shellacked by the Royals, giving up six runs while getting only one out on Thursday.

Thank goodness this was only an exhibition game, but this was a rough outing for the 38-year-old southpaw. The biggest mistake was a three-run shot by Kansas City prospect Ryan O'Hearn, but Hill was hit and hit hard from the moment he took the mound. He'll have another couple of starts in the Cactus League to get the stench of this one washed away before the regular season gets started.
Mar 15 - 4:29 PM

Rich Hill allowed only an unearned run over four innings, striking out four, Saturday against the Cubs.

Hill stymied the Cubs for four innings, allowing only a hit without issuing a free pass. He's now struck out eight over seven innings this spring, while giving up just one run. The veteran southpaw is in midseason form and should be a good bet for another strong year in 2018.
Mar 10 - 11:58 PM

Rich Hill threw three innings of one-run ball in a Cactus League start Monday versus the Indians.

That one run came on a Yonder Alonso RBI double in the top of the first, after Yan Gomes reached on a hit-by-pitch. Hill then worked 1-2-3 innings in the second and third, striking out two of the final three batters he faced. He finished with four strikeouts in all. Hill is positioned to serve as the Dodgers' No. 2 starter this season behind Clayton Kershaw.
Mar 5 - 4:48 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 11:57:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 12:48:00 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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 08:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Max Muncy
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Matt Kemp
2Joc Pederson
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Walker Buehler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Scott Alexander
4Tony Cingrani
5Josh Fields
6Ross Stripling
7J.T. Chargois
8Adam Liberatore
9Daniel Hudson
10Yimi Garcia
11Tom Koehler