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.

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2 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    It’s been so long since Hill has thrown, seems like all parties involved would benefit more if he built up his arm with a couple of stimulated games before they send him out to meet the real NL batters.

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