Blister Hill


Rich Hill was a starter for the Cubs and the Orioles from 2005 through 2009.  He was mediocre as MLB starting pitchers go, with a 21-20 Won-Loss record and an ERA of roughly 5.00.  Then he became a reliever from 2010 to 2014, and he wasn’t too great as a reliever, either.

In 2015 he reinvented himself in the minor leagues as a starting pitcher who could spin the ball like crazy which gave him a wicked curve ball.  He then started four games successfully for the Red Sox at the end of 2015, going 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA.  He extended his excellence with the Oakland A’s, starting eleven games for them in April and May of 2016.  Then the blister issue struck.

Hill would pitch just three more games for Oakland, before being traded to the Dodgers.  We know what has happened since.  When his finger is healthy, he pitches some nasty stuff.  But it seems he can’t keep the blister away very long.  The next chapter begins tonight with his start against the Giants at 7:15 PDT / 8:15 MDT / 9:15 CDT / 10:15 EDT.



34 thoughts on “Blister Hill

  1. Giants are throwing lefty Ty Blach. Lineup Guess:

    Kike cf
    Seager ss
    Turner 3b
    Gutierrez lf
    Puig rf
    Bellinger 1b
    Grandal c
    Taylor 2b
    Hill p


  2. I found my thrill
    On Blue Blister Hill
    On Blue Blister Hill
    When I found you

    The crowd stood still
    Eyes on Blue Blister Hill
    And lingered until
    His pitch thrown true

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  3. Andre Gonzalez and Logan Forsythe are beginning rehabilitation games in the minor leagues in their quests to come off the disabled list. Andre Ethier is not, as he has back pain when he runs or bends over.


  4. Ok this is the line up I can get behind, Im still pissed about last nights game. I lke the Blister hill song.
    Ty blach can be very good, and since its Giants/ Dodgers, he probably will be very good tonight.
    I feel like tonight is the rubber game, because Kershaw is going tomorrow, am I too optimistic?


  5. Breaking News!! Dodgers don’t think Rich Hill will pitch well. So they decided to throw up the crappiest line up we have seen in a long time.

    Taylor 2B
    Gutierrez LF
    Turner 3B
    Hernandez SS
    Barnes C
    Puig RF
    Pederson CF
    Van Slyke 1B
    Hill P


  6. How do you justify giving a mediocre pitcher a 3-year $48M contract based upon what, maybe 20 starts in a year’s+ time and knowing he can’t start but 1/3 of his scheduled starts?

    They’ve made some Ned moves (McCarthy & Kazmir), but this one is the Neddiest.

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  7. The only thing more boring than the Dodgers is Charlie Steiner, the gifted announcer we radio proletariat are stuck with. On Taylor’s HR–the Dodgers’ lone highlight–Steiner made it sound like a routine fly ball. Blew his mind it was over the wall. Vinny, how we miss you! Charlie, get your blood pressure up…just a tad. Get excited every now and then. It’s a beautiful game.

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  8. Bummer. It wasn’t hard to see this coming with the lineup our manager put out there. Roberts is either a freaking toad to FAZ or an idiot. I am not impressed.

    May 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    This kind of thing is what makes me question Roberts’ judgment. Who says he’s a great manager?


  9. Quote of the day from Dave Roberts: “It’s tough to hit. I just can’t pinpoint why we can’t sustain that traction, that momentum.” Ummmm….,maybe it’s because you change your line-up as often as most people change their underwear. Just sayin’.

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  10. I see our scoring machine was at it again last night. I’d like to know just how many series the Dodgers have won against the giants the last five years. Seems like you go to SF and stink.


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