Rich Hill scratched from Wednesday’s start against the Rockies
Dodgers lefty Rich Hill was supposed to start Tuesday’s game against the Rockies but the game was postponed due to rain and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Hill will no longer make his scheduled start on Wednesday due to a recurring blister issue, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Bud Norris will start instead, but manager Dave Roberts expects it to be a “bullpen game.”
Hill came to the Dodgers, along with outfielder Josh Reddick, from the Athletics ahead of the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. But he didn’t debut with his new team until last Wednesday, spending five weeks on the disabled list with a blister issue. Hill’s blister showed “a little heat and tenderness” after warming up yesterday, per McCullough. There’s still a possibility he could start this weekend.
When he’s been healthy, Hill has been quite effective. In 14 starts with the A’s and one start with the Dodgers, the lefty has a 2.09 ERA and a 93/28 K/BB ratio in 82 innings.