Hill (2-1) earned the win Thursday against the Yankees after tossing 6.2 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and three walks while fanning nine.
Hill has posted three straight scoreless appearances after beginning the season on a down note, and he owns a 9.8 K/9 with two quality starts over that three-game stretch. Hill's next start is scheduled to come next week on the road against the Orioles.
Hill held Oakland scoreless over six innings but did not factor in the decision Friday. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four.
The left-hander was at the top of his game, and Hill has dominated Oakland hitters this season, hurling a combined 12 innings and allowing only two runs while striking out 14. Unfortunately, he has an 0-1 record against the team to show for it. After registering an unsightly 8.82 ERA through his first four outings, Hill has turned things around by allowing only two earned runs across 15 innings covering his past three appearances. He'll look to keep rolling in his next start, which is tentatively scheduled to come against the Yankees at home next week.
Hill allowed one hit and a walk over three scoreless innings during Sunday's win over Houston. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
Hill was expected to have a short outing Sunday, and he made the most of it. He issued a walk in the first inning and allowed a hit in the second but no Astro made it into scoring position. The veteran lefty lowered his season ERA to 6.39 across 25.1 innings. Hill is expected to take the mound in Oakland next weekend.
The Rays plan to use Michael Wacha in long relief once Hill exits his start Sunday against the Astros, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Hill will be pitching on five days' rest, with his placement on the COVID-19 injured list earlier this weekend due to vaccine-related side effects not pushing him off his regular turn in the rotation. That said, the fact that the Rays are having Wacha -- who worked five innings in his last start Tuesday -- on hand in relief could hint that Hill may not be asked to work especially deep into Sunday's game. Manager Kevin Cash hasn't suggested that a tandem-start arrangement between Hill and Wacha is in the forecast, so Hill remains the safer bet of the two to cover the majority of the innings.
Hill (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Hill was dealing with side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, but he was able to return from the injured list after just one day. The southpaw will likely be available to make his next start, and he tentatively lines up to start Sunday. Right-hander Trevor Richards was sent down in a corresponding move.
Hill was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday while experiencing side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The move creates some roster space for the Rays while the veteran southpaw manages the side effects, and he can be activated within a day or two if he's feeling better. Hill was tentatively scheduled to start Sunday and could still make his regular turn through the rotation.
Hill (1-1) took the loss Monday, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks over six innings as the Rays fell 2-1 to the A's. He struck out 10.
The veteran lefty made only one real mistake, but Sean Murphy drove it into the seats in the fourth inning for a two-run homer. Hill still came through with his best start, and first quality start, of the season as he tossed 93 pitches (59 strikes), but he'll still carry a 7.25 ERA and 24:7 K:BB through 22.1 innings into his next outing Saturday at home against the Astros.
Hill allowed four runs on four hits and a walk over two innings in a no-decision against Kansas City on Tuesday. He struck out one.
The veteran southpaw made it through his first two frames unscathed, but he exited in the third after the first five Royals reached base, resulting in four runs crossing the plate. Hill has given up exactly four runs in each of his four starts this season, and he's pitched past the fifth inning only once, with Tuesday's outing his shortest of the campaign thus far. His ERA now stands at an inflated 8.82, though he has yet to be tagged with a loss. Hill will strive for a better outcome when he takes on Oakland at home Monday.
Hill allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out a pair over 4.1 innings Thursday. He did not factor in the decision in the loss to the Rangers.
Hill surrendered a pair of home runs to Nick Solak and Charlie Culberson causing the bulk of his damage. Hill has allowed four runs in each of his three starts. The veteran southpaw was less effective in striking out batters Thursday, with only two punchouts. He is scheduled for a date with the Royals next week.
Hill (1-0) allowed four runs on four hits over six innings Friday, striking out seven and earning a win over the Yankees.
While his line doesn't look terribly impressive, the only damage on Hill came during a four-run fourth for the Yankees that included a two-run Aaron Hicks homer. Sandwiched around that nightmare inning were five perfect frames with five punchouts. The 41-year-old lefty will carry a 7.20 ERA into Wednesday's home contest against Texas.
Hill allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks across four innings in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.
The veteran left-hander worked up to 71 pitches in his planned tandem start with Chris Archer and gave up a run apiece in each of his four frames. Hill was able to get 52 of his offerings into the strike zone, but his penchant for allowing hard contact -- he surrendered a pair of doubles and a solo home run -- helped lead to the relatively poor outing. Adam Berry of MLB.com reports Hill is slated to make a conventional start in his second turn through the rotation, which currently lines up for either Friday or Saturday against the dangerous Yankees.
Hill, who threw 63 pitches in a Grapefruit League win over the Orioles on Monday, will make his first regular-season start Saturday against the Marlins but work in tandem with Chris Archer, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Hill allowed three earned runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batsman during Monday's outing, but he came away pleased after seeing an increase in his fastball velocity and getting some swings and misses on his curve as well during his five frames. The veteran southpaw and Archer are likely to be separated and make conventional starts their second turns through the rotation according to manager Kevin Cash, but the tandem arrangement for Saturday's game could certainly affect Hill's ability to pitch long enough to qualify for a potential win.
Hill allowed three earned runs on five hits over 2.2 innings in a Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox on Friday. He struck out three.
The left-hander stretched out to 58 pitches while getting tagged for multiple earned runs for the second time in three spring starts. Despite some of the struggles, Hill has managed to avoid the long ball thus far through 6.2 Grapefruit League innings, continuing his career-long trend of doing a good job keeping the ball in the park. He lines up for at least one more start before the regular season commences.
Hill fired three scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League loss to the Twins on Saturday, allowing just a hit and a walk.
About the only blemish on Hill's performance was his failure to record a strikeout, but otherwise, the left-hander turned in a polar-opposite effort of what was a rough Grapefruit League debut on March 5. Adam Berry of MLB.com reports Hill threw 23 of 36 pitches for strikes and actually outpaced his planned two-inning workload due to his level of efficiency. "Just really the conviction behind every pitch, that was the biggest difference," Hill said. "Getting on top of the ball, throwing the ball downhill, committing to the pitch and the task at hand right there."
Hill allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits, two walks and a wild pitch across one inning in a Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox on Friday.
The veteran southpaw threw 28 pitches overall and unsurprisingly was significantly dissatisfied with his performance, with Adam Berry of MLB.com reporting that Hill emphasized after the outing that he holds himself to a higher standard. Hill did say he felt "great" physically during his time on the mound, and although he blamed himself for leaving a lot of fastballs and curveballs up in the zone, he also labeled the issue a "simple fix." that he'll look to implement in his next start.
Hill gave a solid accounting of himself in a live batting practice session Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The veteran southpaw is being counted on to help stabilize a starting rotation that lost both Blake Snell and Charlie Morton this offseason, so any indications the soon-to-be 41-year-old is already rounding into shape is certainly encouraging. Manager Kevin Cash reported Hill spun his breaking balls from different arm angles and looked "totally game-ready," but it's likely he gets another crack at pitching to his own teammates before making his Grapefruit League debut.
Hill's one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Rays was made official Wednesday after the two sides agreed to terms Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Deemed an "A-plus competitor" by Rays general manager Erik Neander, Hill is believed to be an integral part of the team's back-end rotation plans this season after Tampa dealt Blake Snell to the Padres and saw Charlie Morton sign with the Braves. Despite his extensive injury history, Hill demonstrated he had plenty left in the tank last season with the Twins, posting a 2-2 record, 3.03 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across eight starts after going a combined 39-19 with a 3.00 ERA and 517 strikeouts over 437.1 innings in the previous four seasons (83 starts).
Hill signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Rays on Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Hill made eight starts for the Twins on a one-year deal last season, posting a 3.03 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 38.2 innings during that time. The 40-year-old could claim a starting job with Tampa Bay following several effective seasons late in his career.
Hill is not part of the Twins' wild-card roster, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Hill's exclusion is presumably due to the fact that he started Sunday against the Reds. He therefore won't be ready to pitch at any point in the Wild Card Round, which ends Thursday. If the Twins advance, he could certainly play a role, as he cruised to a 3.03 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in eight starts this season.
Hill allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out four over 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Sunday.
The lefty got the better of Sonny Gray in what was potentially the 40-year-old's final MLB start -- the Twins are going with Michael Pineda as their No. 3 starter in the postseason. However, the bullpen couldn't hold the lead Sunday and thus the Twins were stuck with their first series loss at Target Field this season. Hill closes out the 2020 regular season with a 2-2 record, 3.03 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 31:17 K:BB in 38.2 innings around a stint on the IL with shoulder trouble.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/13||vs NYY||W 9-1||1||6.2||3||0||3||9|
|05/07||@ OAK||L 1-2||6.0||2||0||2||4|
|05/02||vs HOU||W 5-4||3.0||1||0||1||4|
|04/26||vs OAK||L 1-2||1||6.0||2||2||2||10|
|04/20||@ KC||W 14-7||2.0||4||4||1||1|
|04/15||vs TEX||L 4-6||4.1||7||4||2||2|
|04/09||vs NYY||W 10-5||1||6.0||4||4||0||7|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||53.0||19||6||0||3||1||0||55||29||45||3.74||1.396|
|2011||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||16.0||10||0||0||1||0||1||18||5||8||1.12||0.812|
|2012||AFA-Salem Red Sox||4.0||3||3||0||0||0||0||8||1||1||0.00||0.500|
|2012||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||8.0||8||0||0||1||0||0||10||2||3||1.12||0.625|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0.00||1.000|
|2012||R-Gcl Red Sox||1.1||2||1||0||0||1||0||3||2||0||16.36||1.818|
|2014||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||39.0||25||0||0||3||3||2||45||17||29||3.23||1.179|
|2015||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||32.1||5||5||0||3||2||0||29||9||27||2.80||1.121|
|2017||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||5.2||2||2||0||1||1||0||5||4||3||6.92||1.346|
|2018||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||4.2||1||1||0||0||1||0||10||0||4||0.00||0.952|
|2019||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||8||0||2||0.00||0.500|