Rich Hill hasn’t had a successful year.

Hill walked seven Cardinals in four innings, allowing five earned runs in a 6-1 loss. It bumped Hill’s ERA to 4.76.

Hill’s had command issues since spring training. Yesterday was only his second registered loss, but it’s because he’s had two separate DL stints before June. He’s been plagued by blister issues since L.A. acquired him last July.

The Dodgers gave him a three-year, $48 million extension expecting him to be Clayton Kershaw’s second ace. Fortunately for the team, Alex Wood has emerged in that role. But there’s no denying Hill’s been a disappointment so far.

Dave Roberts said Hill’s curveball control was nonexistent. Hill said he lost the team the game before it had a chance because his mechanics were off.

“I just gave them the game,” Hill said. “Unacceptable. It’s really a tough thing to swallow. I look forward to this week and just getting ready for the next game.”

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