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Red Sox's Rich Hill: Five strikeouts in win
Hill (4-4) earned the victory Sunday in Cleveland, striking out five in six innings while allowing a run on five hits and four walks.
Despite allowing nine baserunners, Hill limited the damage thanks to three double plays. The lone run against him came in his final frame in the form of a run-scoring groundout. The lefty likely made his last appearance in June, in which case he will have ended the month going 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 26:8 K:BB in 27 innings over five starts. The 42-year-old's next start will likely be next weekend against the team that drafted him in 2002, the Chicago Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Sneaks away with third win
Hill (3-4) picked up the win Tuesday, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings in a 5-4 victory over the Tigers. He struck out six.
The 42-year-old southpaw wasn't efficient, needing 90 pitches (57 strikes) to complete the minimum number of frames necessary to qualify for a win, but Hill got just enough run support to be rewarded for his efforts. He continues to give the Red Sox solid outings even if he does make the bullpen work a little harder, posting a 3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 21:4 K:BB through 21 innings over four starts in June.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Charged with loss Thursday
Hill (2-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and no walks while striking out four in 5.2 innings to take the loss in Thursday's game against the Athletics.
Hill displayed improved results over his last two starts, striking out 11 while allowing three runs in 10.1 innings. Although he provided decent length during Thursday's start, he struggled to hold the Athletics' offense in check and was charged with his fourth loss of the season. The southpaw now has a 4.42 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 55 innings over his first 12 starts of the season. Hill projects to make his next start at home against the Tigers on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Short outing Friday
Hill allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 4.1 innings versus the Mariners on Friday. He did not factor in the decision.
Hill needed 89 pitches (58 strikes) to get 13 outs Friday, exiting after Jesse Winker hit a game-tying two-run home run in the fifth inning. This was the seventh time in 11 starts Hill has failed to complete five innings. He now has a 4.38 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 40:13 K:BB through 49.1 innings. The veteran southpaw lines up for a favorable home start versus the Athletics next week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Shuts down former team
Hill (2-3) earned the win during Sunday's 5-2 victory over Oakland, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts in six innings.
Hill surrendered one run on two hits in the first inning and proceeded to retire the next 16 batters before permitting a leadoff single in the seventh, prompting his removal. By game score, Sunday's start was the 42-year-old's second-best performance of the season and only his second quality start in 10 turns. Hill carries a 4.40 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into a projected start next weekend against Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Gets no help Monday
Hill (1-3) allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in four innings, taking the loss Monday versus the Orioles.
The Red Sox mustered just four hits and a walk as a team, giving Hill no support in a game where he wasn't his sharpest. The 42-year-old southpaw has completed five innings in just three of his nine starts this season, though Monday's was arguably one of his worst games. He's at a 4.85 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 29:11 K:BB across 39 innings this season. Hill's next start is projected for this weekend in Oakland, which gives him a favorable chance at a bounce-back effort.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Runs out of steam versus White Sox
Hill (1-2) got the loss Wednesday after he pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out a batter versus the White Sox.
Hill pitched four hitless innings to open the contest, but he ran out of steam in the fifth frame. Jose Abreu doubled to open the inning, and after AJ Pollock reached on an error, Jake Burger took the left-hander deep for a three-run homer. It was the second straight start where the 42-year-old had an inning where he surrendered three or more runs after allowing two total runs over his prior four outings. Hill will carry a 3.86 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into his next start, which tentatively projects to be Monday against the Orioles at home.... See More ... See Less
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
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