Rich Hill is a slow starter, but this spring has been especially rough.

Hill surrendered four runs in 3.2 innings to his former employer, the Oakland A’s. He’s lowered his ERA by more than three runs in the last two weeks, but the overall body of work is below average.

Hill’s ERA escalated to 8.03 with the outing. His curve has been inconsistent, and he’s yet to get much power on his pitches. Hill admitted he is a slow starter, but obviously wanted to rectify it as soon as possible.

That hasn’t happened. He hasn’t improved this month, and is actually pitching worse than his 5.68 career spring ERA.

Los Angeles shouldn’t be worried about March results, but it certainly would’ve preferred a better showing from its new $48 million man.

The 37-year-old is critical to the Dodgers’ World Series chances. The organization will hope this month has been just another poor spring from Hill, not a sign of things to come.

Scott Kazmir is back on the mound

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2 Responses

  1. Brad Machado

    Scott Kazmir? Brett Anderson? Brandon McCarthy? Rich Hill? Friedman and his fascination with broken-down pitchers continues.

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  2. Bob

    Hill had a rough start. He pitched well in the following innings

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