Hill (11-8) earned the win over the Giants on Friday, allowing only one run on five hits and a walk over six innings while striking out nine. The lefty is putting together a strong September, posting a 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 30:6 K:BB in 22 innings over four starts. Hill will close out his regular season Wednesday at home against the Padres before heading into the playoffs as a key part of the Dodgers rotation.
Hill (9-8) took the loss Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings against the Rockies. Nolan Arenado got the better of Hill on two occasions, singling in the first and homering in the third, accounting for all of the runs against the lefty. Hill has mostly been very good since the All-Star break, but the home runs have become a bit of an issue lately (10 allowed in his last eight starts). He lines up to face the Nationals in Washington his next time out.
Hill (9-7) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over six innings Monday, but he still took a loss to the Diamondbacks. Hill pitched excellently for most of the night, but he became one of what would eventually be four homer victims of Diamondbacks outfielder j.D. Martinez. The lefty has a strong 3.01 ERA since July but has given up home runs in each of his past seven starts. Perhaps that's to be expected from a pitcher shoving his fastball at an average 89.0 mph, but it does put a ceiling on Hill's value.
Hill (9-6) took the loss after serving up six runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out four over 3.2 innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Hill came back down to earth after flirting with perfection in his last start. The 37-year-old only threw 99 pitches in his impressive start against the Pirates last Wednesday, so fatigue can be ruled out as a possible explanation for Tuesday's implosion. Hill hasn't been as dominant as he was during his 2016 renaissance, but he has provided enough fantasy value to be useful with a 3.74 ERA and 10.6 K/9 through 20 starts. The veteran southpaw will get a chance to redeem himself in a rematch with Arizona on Monday.
Hill (9-5) suffered a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Pirates on Wednesday, striking out 10 while pitching a no-hitter through nine innings before giving up a leadoff homer to Josh Harrison in the bottom of the 10th. It's extraordinarily rare to see a starting pitcher take the mound for the 10th inning, and even rarer to see him do so in the midst of a no-hitter -- which would have been a perfect game if not for an error by Logan Forsythe in the ninth. Unfortunately for Hill, the Dodgers' high-octane offense went quiet in this one, and Harrison finally broke through with his walkoff shot on the veteran lefty's 99th pitch of the night. It has to be a massive disappointment for Hill, but fantasy owners won't find much cause to complain about this outing. He'll look to get back in the win column Tuesday in Arizona.
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