Hill will start Game 4 of the NLCS against Milwaukee on Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Hill is set to take the mound in Los Angeles following a ho-hum outing in his first start of the 2018 postseason. He allowed two runs and struck out three over 4.1 frames in Game 4 of the NLDS against Atlanta. Milwaukee has yet to name their starting pitcher for Game 4.
Hill started Monday's series-clinching win over the Braves. He went 4.1 innings and allowed two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out three in the no-decision. Hill struggled mightily with his command and was in trouble in almost every inning. He did manage to keep the Dodgers in the game, and after their comeback win, Hill will get the opportunity to pitch in the NLCS. Whether it's from the bullpen or the starting rotation is yet to be announced.
Hill is in line to start Monday's game against the Braves if the NLDS extends to Game 4, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. The Dodgers went into Sunday night's game with a 2-0 series lead, but if the Braves manage to force Game 4, Hill will toe the rubber. The 38-year-old lefty is yet to see his first postseason action, with his last appearance coming Sept. 30 against the Giants.
Hill (11-5) got the win Sunday, allowing just two hits while striking out seven across seven scoreless innings against San Francisco. Hill looked sharp on extra rest during Sunday's regular season finale, pitching a second consecutive seven-inning masterpiece after shutting down the Padres last weekend. The left-hander was able to lower his ERA to 3.66 and finished the campaign with 150 strikeouts in 132.2 innings.
Hill will take the mound to start Sunday's regular-season finale at San Francisco, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. The Dodgers made the announcement late Saturday night as they were mulling their options between Hill and Walker Buehler and the evolving playoff picture. The veteran left-hander was originally in line to start Friday until the team bumped him from the weekend, but he will now be called upon as they enter the final day of the regular season in a tie for first place with the Rockies in the NL West. Buehler is likely to get the call for a potential tie-breaking Game 163 Monday or wild-card matchup Tuesday if the Dodgers fail to secure the division title outright.
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