Should Rich Hill be allowed to take the Hill on Friday?
Have to admit I don’t quite get that Rich Hill is the scheduled pitcher on Friday. Rich Hill has not pitched since July 7th, and Friday will be August 12th. Who goes a whole month without pitching and doesn’t throw a rehab game before pitching in a major league game again?
The man has been scheduled to start three different times and each time has been unable to take the mound. At least with a rehab game he can prove that his blisters are behind him before they send him out to the mound. What happens if he pitches one inning and re-opens either of the two blisters that have kept him sidelined for over a month?
If he can take the mound, how many innings can you really expect from someone who hasn’t pitched in a month?
Well, I’m sure the Dodgers know what they are doing, just seems odd to me.