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Red Sox's Rich Hill: Might be tipping pitches
The Red Sox believe Hill was tipping his pitches during Thursday's start against the Mariners, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hill put together a nice run to start the season, pitching to a 2.89 ERA over 28 innings as Boston's fifth starter, but the left-hander experienced adversity against Seattle on Thursday. He allowed five hits during a four-run second inning, including a three-run home run and two doubles, before exiting the game having thrown just 56 pitches. "We're looking. We always look," manager Alex Cora said. "It doesn't mean that if you get hit, you're tipping. But there's a few things we saw that we have to correct. Probably, he was doing it before when he was being successful. Just a few things that we noticed and we just have got to make adjustments." Hill will look to figure out his tipping issues ahead of his next start, which is expected to come Tuesday in Chicago against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Hit hard in short outing
Hill allowed four earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two and walking one across two innings Thursday against Seattle. He did not factor into the decision.
Hill began his outing with little incident, though he surrendered a three-run home run in the second inning to sour his day. He was pulled after 56 pitches, and it was the first time this season he failed to cover at least four frames. The outing inflated Hill's ERA to 3.90 on the campaign, and he has also maintained a 23:8 K:BB across 30 frames.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Captures win in return from IL
Hill (illness) worked six innings and was the pitcher of record Saturday in Boston's 11-3 win over Texas. He struck out four while allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and zero walks.
Following a stint on the COVID-19 injured list, Hill was making his first appearance for Boston since May 5. Hill didn't face any obvious limitations in his return; in fact, his six innings and 94 pitches were his most of any of his six starts this season. In an effort to mitigate injury risk for the 42-year-old, the Red Sox could be more cautious with Hill's workloads as the season unfolds, but the team doesn't have any immediate plans to deploy him as a tandem starter like he had been earlier in the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Activated ahead of start
Hill was activated from the COVID-19 injured list as expected ahead of his scheduled start Saturday against the Rangers.
Hill tested positive for the virus is early May but returns after missing just one start. Whether or not he'll be on a reduced pitch count after his brief absence is uncertain. He hasn't pitched deep into games to begin with, as he's reached five innings in just one of his five starts thus far. Kutter Crawford was optioned to clear space on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Rejoins team, starting Saturday
Hill (illness) has rejoined the Red Sox and will start Saturday against the Rangers, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
Hill tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday and was away from the team for a week. However, he threw on his own while isolating and has been cleared to start on the road against the Rangers on Saturday. The left-hander tossed a season-high five innings during his last start, and he should be able to handle a relatively normal workload since he kept throwing during his time on the COVID-19 IL.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: No more symptoms
Hill (illness) is no longer feeling COVID-19 symptoms and could return to start during the weekend series in Texas, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Hill, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, is throwing on his own and could be deemed ready for activation this weekend if he can produce two negative COVID-19 tests.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Expected back Saturday
The Red Sox hope Hill (illness) will return from the COVID-19 injured list to start Saturday at Texas, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 42-year-old is no longer symptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, and he's expected to rejoin the rotation this weekend. Even if Hill isn't ready for this coming Saturday, he could still pitch in Sunday's series finale. The veteran lefty went a season-high five innings last time out May 5 and didn't allow a run with a 6:1 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Tests positive for COVID-19
Hill has tested positive for COVID-19, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Hill landed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, but it wasn't originally clear whether he'd tested positive himself. Now that it's known that he has, it's safe to assume that he'll miss more than just a few days. Garrett Whitlock will step into the rotation in Hill's absence.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Lands on COVID-19 injured list
Hill was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Hill hasn't yet tested positive for COVID-19 but is experiencing symptoms and will isolate from the team as a precautionary measure. While he'll be eligible to return as soon as he clears the league's protocols, his timetable depends on whether he ultimately tests positive. He started Thursday's game against the Angels, so his next turn through the rotation tentatively lines up for Wednesday in Atlanta. However, the Red Sox have a pair of off days next week, so Hill could be pushed back in the rotation or skipped completely if he isn't cleared to return by Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Tosses five scoreless
Hill didn't factor into the decision after allowing one hit and one walk across five scoreless innings during Thursday's 8-0 loss to the Angels. He struck out six.
Hill was masterful, scattering two base runners across five innings, but as expected, the veteran only threw 68 pitches and was relieved by Tanner Houck, who surrendered seven runs. After allowing seven runs over his first two starts, Hill has found his groove, tossing 13 straight scoreless innings over his last three starts. During that stretch, he's allowed just five hits and four walks while striking out 11. Thursday was the first time this season he's completed five innings as he remains in search of his first win.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Set for another piggyback start
Manager Alex Cora said Hill will likely be piggybacked by Tanner Houck during the lefty's upcoming start Thursday against the Angels, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Hill and Houck previously worked in a tandem during the former's most recent start April 29 in Baltimore. The pairing yielded favorable results, as Hill submitted four scoreless innings and allowed one hit and no walks before Houck stepped in to deliver three scoreless frames. Unfortunately for Hill, it was Houck who came away with the win, and the latter may continue to have the clearer path to factoring into the decision Thursday by virtue of working later in the contest. Cora said that the Red Sox will reassess their rotation setup next week, at which point it's possible that Houck reclaims a starting role of his own while Garrett Whitlock moves back into the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Another scoreless appearance
Hill allowed one hit over four scoreless frames in Friday's win over Baltimore. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
Hill fired four no-hit innings before allowing an infield single to Austin Hays to begin the fifth, ending his outing. The veteran southpaw has tossed eight shutout innings over his last two starts, lowering his season ERA to 3.71 through 17 frames. Hill's next turn in the rotation is slated for next week at home against the Angels.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Light workload in start Sunday
Hill didn't factor into the decision in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Rays after striking out one batter over four scoreless frames while scattering four hits and three walks.
Though Hill kept the Rays off the board through four innings, the Red Sox weren't willing to extend him deep into the game, which has been a recurring theme for the southpaw this season. Through his first three starts, Hill hasn't topped 80 pitches or five innings. Heading into the season, manager Alex Cora teased the idea of Hill making regular tandem starts with Garrett Whitlock, so the 42-year-old lefty isn't necessarily a safe bet to see his workloads increase as the campaign rolls along.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Activated ahead of start
Boston activated Hill (personal) from the bereavement list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Rays.
As anticipated, Hill makes his way back from the bereavement list without missing a start, after Boston had deactivated him one day after his most recent turn through the rotation in Monday's loss to the Twins. The Red Sox deployed Hill as a tandem starter in front of Garrett Whitlock in the former's season debut April 12 in Detroit, but Hill should be in store for a more traditional start Sunday as he takes the hill for the third time in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Starting Sunday
Hill (personal) will start Sunday's game against the Rays with Tanner Houck slated to operate in a piggyback role, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Hill has been on the bereavement list since Tuesday, and he'll return to the mound as Sunday's starter since the Red Sox are shuffling their rotation ahead of their road trip to Toronto. In his first two starts of the season, Hill posted a 7.00 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over nine innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Goes on bereavement list
The Red Sox placed Hill on the bereavement list Tuesday, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
Though he was able to make his scheduled start in Monday's loss to the Twins, Hill will take some time off to be with his family following the death of his father late last week. Hill will have to spend a minimum of three days on the list, but the expectation is that he'll rejoin the team before his next turn in the rotation comes up Saturday at Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Struggles against Twins
Hill (0-1) picked up the loss after he pitched 4.2 innings, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two in Monday's defeat to the Twins.
All the damage against the 42-year-old came via the long ball, as he surrendered a two-run shot to Kyle Garlick in the first inning and another two-run homer to Jorge Polanco in the third. Hill has pitched nine innings this season in his second stint with the Red Sox, giving up seven runs and 11 hits over two starts. With Hill sometimes working in tandem with Garrett Whitlock or another multi-inning option out of the bullpen this season, he'll likely not last long enough into contests to pick up a win very often. His next projected start will come on the road Saturday versus the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Will work in tandem with Whitlock
Manager Alex Cora announced Monday that Hill will begin the season in Boston's rotation as the fifth starter in a piggyback arrangement with Garrett Whitlock, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
In pairing Hill and Whitlock together, the Red Sox will simultaneously ease the workload on a veteran starter who hasn't proven durable over his career while managing the innings for one of the top young arms in the organization. The 42-year-old Hill is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.26 WHIP across 158.2 innings, the second-highest total of his career. Assuming Boston sticks with the tandem starter arrangement for a large portion of 2022, Hill will likely see his innings count take a significant hint. Additionally, pitching in front of Whitlock could hurt Hill's chances of factoring into a decision during his starts.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Follows Whitlock on Sunday
Hill allowed one hit and struck out three over three scoreless relief innings in Sunday's spring training game against Minnesota.
Hill made his second Grapefruit League appearance, but he pitched in bulk relief behind starter Garrett Whitlock. The roles were reversed in his previous appearance; Hill started while Whitlock threw multiple relief innings. The two are expected to pitch in the same game Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Hill and Whitlock are vying for the final spot in the rotation, which could last as long as it takes Chris Sale (rib) to return from injury. Either way, each pitcher is expected to have a role on the staff, whether that be as a starter or high-leverage reliever.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Begins quest for No. 5 job
Hill allowed two hits and one walk over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's spring training game against Tampa Bay.
Hill kicked off his bid to become the Red Sox's fifth starter Tuesday. Boston manager Alex Cora set the first four in the rotation after he named Michael Wacha as the fourth starter Tuesday. That leaves one job for Hill or Garrett Whitlock, who followed Hill on Tuesday with a couple of scoreless innings himself. However, the Red Sox grew fond of Whitlock's versatility in the bullpen last season, and Cora hasn't ruled out using him to close out games. The 42-year-old Hill will likely be the fifth starter when the regular season opens, but that leaves him on shaky ground when Chris Sale (rib) eventually returns.... See More ... See Less
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