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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
Contract: view contract details

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Rich Hill yielded just two earned runs, six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts across 6 1/3 innings in a victory against the Braves on Saturday.
Hill said after the game that he is dealing with a respiratory ailment. It's uncertain if the illness will force him to miss his next scheduled start, but he'll have a week to rest before he is expected to take the hill against the rival Giants next Saturday. Jul 23 - 5:16 AM

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Rich Hill threw five innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Dodgers' 3-2 defeat of the Marlins.

Hill struck out nine batters and issued zero walks in another excellent outing. The one run he gave up came on an RBI single by Ichiro Suzuki in the bottom of the fifth. Hill boasts a 1.74 ERA and 44/6 K/BB ratio over his last five starts covering 31 innings. He'll try to keep it rolling next time out against the Braves.
Jul 16 - 4:47 PM

Rich Hill punched out nine while surrendering one run on just two hits over seven innings and taking a no-decision in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

This was a fun little late-night pitching duel between Hill and Robbie Ray (who tied his career-high with 13 strikeouts). For his part, Hill surrendered only a solo home run to Jake Lamb in the fifth inning. Outside of that, he completely flummoxed the Diamondbacks. Not only did he strike out nine batters, he did not walk a soul. The veteran southpaw has been nothing short of brilliant in his last two starts, surrendering just one run on six hits while fanning 20 and walking one in a space of 14 frames. Hill heads into the All-Star break sporting a 3.69 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 70/29 K/BB ratio in 12 starts.
Jul 7 - 1:22 AM

Rich Hill allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out a season-high 11 batters over seven scoreless innings in a win Saturday at San Diego.

It was Hill's first victory on the road since May 29, a span of four outings away from home. The strikeouts matched a career best, set two times before when he was a member of the Chicago Cubs. He struck out 11 on June 7, 2007, as well as Sept. 6, 2006. The veteran southpaw also had his first career multi-hit game, as well as his first base hit since June 19, 2009, as a member of the Baltimore Orioles.
Jul 2 - 4:17 AM

Rich Hill allowed three runs on four hits over seven innings in Monday's loss to the Angels.

Hill took the loss in this one, but he pitched well enough for a win. The veteran southpaw struck out seven and walked two on the evening, with only a two-run single by Yunel Escobar in the third inning and a sacrifice fly by Danny Espinosa in the fourth dinging the scoreboard on his watch. He will bring a 4.60 ERA and 1.45 WHIP into a road start against the Padres.
Jun 27 - 1:05 AM

Rich Hill limited the Mets to four hits and one run over five solid innings Wednesday in the Dodgers’ 8-1 victory.

It looked like Hill might be in for a rough night after Curtis Granderson took him deep in the game’s first at-bat, but he wouldn’t allow another run after that. Hill walked three while recording a season-high eight strikeouts. While Hill appears to have overcome his blister issues (knock on wood), his high-walk rate has kept him from pitching deep into games. He hasn’t logged more than five innings in any of his nine starts this year.
Jun 22 - 2:04 AM

Rich Hill was lit up for seven runs in four-plus innings by the Indians on Thursday.

The Dodgers talked about moving Hill to the pen because of his blister problems earlier this year. They might look at it again now because of his performance, which has been worse than Kenta Meada's was. Hill has a 5.14 ERA, and he hasn't lasted longer than five innings in any of his eight starts. His K/BB ratio sits at 35/23. He'll probably get it together if he stays healthy, but he's not one of the Dodgers' five best starters at this moment.
Jun 15 - 4:13 PM

Rich Hill limited the Reds to one run and two hits over five innings in a victory Friday.

Hill struck out five and walked three in the 98-pitch outing. He still hasn't thrown more than five innings in any of his seven starts this year, but he has been effective in three of five starts since he came off the disabled list.
Jun 10 - 2:29 AM

Rich Hill gave up three runs -- two earned -- in four innings and did not factor into the decision versus the Brewers on Saturday.

His team would come back to win in dramatic fashion in the ninth inning. Hill allowed only three hits and struck out five batters in the abbreviated outing, but struggled to throw strikes while issuing four walks. He gave up a run on an error in the first inning and allowed another to score on a wild pitch. It took him 97 pitches to get through four innings. He has a 2-2 record with a 4.15 ERA and scary 1.54 WHIP through six starts. Walks have been a major problem as his 26/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 26 innings attests.
Jun 3 - 9:58 PM

Rich Hill held the Cardinals to one run over five innings of work in Monday's 5-1 victory.

It was certainly a major improvement over his outing against the Cards last week when he walked seven batters. Hill permitted only two hits, walked two and recorded four strikeouts on the day. The left-hander needed 86 pitches to get through his five innings, and with his blister issues it was probably best not to push him to complete a sixth. Hill will face the Brewers at Miller Park this weekend.
May 29 - 5:34 PM

Rich Hill walked seven and allowed five runs in four-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Just 40 of Hill's 82 pitches were strikes, which makes one wonder if his finger issues creeped back up. Manager Dave Roberts wasn't willing to comment about that immediately following the game. Most likely, we'll be hearing more about it tomorrow.
May 25 - 1:12 AM

Rich Hill (blister) yielded one run on six hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Hill made his last start exactly a month before his Tuesday showing against the Giants. An ever-pesky blister issue sidelined him from action for four weeks. In his return to the mound, he struck out six and did not walk a batter. He threw 82 pitches (53 strikes) in the outing. Brandon Belt took him deep for a short home run to right, one which required a replay to confirm, but Hill was otherwise able to keep the rival Giants off the scoreboard over his five innings of work. He figures to have a longer leash pitch-count-wise next time out, in a home start against the Cardinals.
May 17 - 1:05 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Rich Hill from the 10-day disabled list.

Hill has been sidelined for a month due to his ongoing blister issues, but he's slated to make his return Tuesday against the Giants. How long he'll be able to stick around is the lingering question, but he's capable of big things if he can stay on the field.
May 16 - 3:27 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Rich Hill (blister) is likely to return Tuesday against the Giants.

Hill dominated in a rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday night, yielding three walks over five hitless innings. Blisters have hampered Hill since midway through last season and it's anyone's guess when or if the issue will resurface. The Dodgers cleared a spot for Hill in the rotation by sending Kenta Maeda (hamstring) to the 10-day DL.
May 11 - 7:22 PM

Rich Hill (blister) worked five no-hit innings in his rehab start Wednesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Hill walked three and plunked two batters, but he was unhittable when he did find the strike zone. The veteran left-hander is aiming to return to the Dodgers' rotation on Tuesday against the rival Giants. He's made two separate trips to the 10-day disabled list this season because of chronic blister issues.
May 11 - 9:17 AM

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