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Rich Hill
ERA W-L K
2.09 10-3 93
Team: LA DodgersHt / Wt: 6-5 / 220 NFBC ADP: 290.38
Position: SPBorn: 3/11/1980 Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 4th Round by Cubs (2002)


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Aug. 25 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE2:02 PM CT-Hill had a solid debut for the Dodgers, allowing five hits and striking out three while throwing 81 pitches over six innings in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Giants. The left-hander was making his first appearance since July 17.
Analysis: Hill (1-0) was on the disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger when the Dodgers acquired him from the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 1 along with outfielder Josh Reddick. His next start is Monday at Colorado.
July 21 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Hill is slated to make his long-awaited Dodgers debut Wednesday against San Francisco.
Analysis: Hill threw 78 pitches in a simulated game Thursday and reported no problems with the blister issues that have sidelined him since mid-July, when he was then still a member of the A's. The left-hander will remain a risky play until he proves he's completely over his injury problems.
July 20 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET12:52 ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST12:22 PM VEN20:52 UAE11:52 AM CT-Hill's status remains in limbo because of a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. Hill left his most recent start Sunday after throwing just five pitches.
Analysis: Hill, who has emerged as one of the most sought-after commodities as the trade deadline approaches, had notched 10 straight quality starts with a 1.86 ERA prior to Sunday.
July 14 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Hill's start Friday was pushed back due to a blister on the middle finger of his left hand, and he gave it a go Sunday but was pulled after five pitches when the blister popped.
Analysis: It was unfortunate timing because Hill has been a subject of trade rumors and there were about a dozen major league scouts in attendance to watch the left-hander. Hill had previously notched 10 straight quality starts with a 1.86 ERA, striking out 71 over 63 innings. It's unclear when his next start will come, though Hill said he'll need at least three or four days to heal.
July 7 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET22:48 ET2:48 GMT10:48 7:48 PM MST9:48 PM EST10:18 PM VEN6:48 UAE (+1)9:48 PM CT-Hill drove up his trade value even higher with another strong outing Thursday in a 3-1 win at Houston. He allowed one run and three hits over six innings with a season high-tying 10 strikeouts.
Analysis: Hill, whose name has been thrown around in trade rumors with Oakland not contending, has notched 10 straight quality starts with a 1.86 ERA. He's struck out 71 over 63 innings in those games.
July 3 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Hill came off the disabled list to strike out six while pitching four-hit ball over six innings in his first outing since May 29 after being sidelined with a strained left groin in the A's 4-2, 10-inning loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
Analysis: He had a five-start winning streak since losing May 1 to Houston.
June 9 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Hill, on the disabled list since May 30 with a strained left groin, is scheduled to start Saturday against the Pirates.
Analysis: Hill is 8-3 with a 2.25 ERA in 11 starts. He was the AL Pitcher of the Month for May.
June 9 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Hill will miss his scheduled start Saturday against the Reds after having trouble with his groin strain during a bullpen session.
Analysis: Manager Bob Melvin said Hill going on the disabled list is a possibility. Hill has been Oakland's best starter with an 8-3 record and 2.25 ERA.
May 24 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Hill won his fourth consecutive start Monday, registering a 5-0 victory in Seattle.
Analysis: Hill (7-3, 2.18 ERA) scattered eight hits, walked none and fanned six in a season-high eight innings. He has a 1.75 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP during his win streak.
May 14 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Hill picked up his fifth win of the season after working six innings at Tampa Bay on Friday.
Analysis: Oakland's lone consistent starter so far this season, Hill allowed three runs and struck out seven to improve to 5-3 in eight starts. He ranks among the AL leaders with 53 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings.
May 2 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Hill again pitched well for Oakland, holding Houston to two runs and two hits through six innings in Sunday's 2-1 loss.
Analysis: Hill's four strikeouts were a little disappointing after he racked up 34 over his previous four starts, but his owners can't complain about his 2.53 ERA and 41 K's this season.
Apr. 27 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Hill tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday at Detroit to win his second straight start.
Analysis: The journeyman lefty allowed just four hits and struck out eight. Hill has shown to be a good offseason pickup for the A's so far, as he's 3-2 with a 2.42 ERA in five starts and has fanned 37 in 26 innings.
Apr. 22 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Hill allowed two runs - one earned - and three hits over six innings of Thursday's 7-3 win at Yankee Stadium. He also had 10 strikeouts.
Analysis: Hill has struggled at home, but he's 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts in two road outings.

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