Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill has been named the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of July.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 2, 2017
Rich Hill posted some absurd stats across the entire month. 4-0 with a 1.45 earned run average, 40 strikeouts and most importantly only five walks. The walks were Rich Hill’s kryptonite in the early months of the 2017 season. He has taken an obvious control over his pitches recently, along with using more fastballs than he had done in the 2016 season and it has turned into him putting together one of the greatest months in his entire career.
J.P. Hoornstra pointed out just how deep the Dodgers rotation is with the addition of Yu Dravish. Rich Hill, who would be a number one or two starting pitcher on a great portion of Major League Baseball teams, is most likely the Dodgers’ number four starter at this moment if Kershaw was healthy.
Rich Hill is the NL Pitcher of the Month for July. With a little luck, he'll start Game 4 of a postseason series for the #Dodgers.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 2, 2017
Hill has now amounted 78 innings pitched in 2017, along with a very nice 3.35 earned run average. He is sitting right where the Dodgers imagined he would be as they were hoping to get 120-150 healthy innings out of him for the 2017 regular season.
— MLB (@MLB) August 2, 2017
If Rich Hill continues to pitch anywhere close to his June and July stats, the Dodgers will undoubtedly have the deepest, strongest rotation that will enter the playoffs come October.
Hill is set to take the mound next on Saturday in New York against the Mets as he faces off against Seth Lugo.