Rich Hill has once again turned back time


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The Boston Red Sox haven’t had too many good things going for them in 2022, at least so far.

The team is coming off an 8-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at home, losing their 16th game.

Considering they only have 10 wins in the 2022 campaign, things aren’t exactly promising at the moment.

But one of the few positives to report as we enter May was Rich Hill’s performance.

The veteran southpaw has been an integral part of the rotation and is really starting to come into his own.

“Rich Hill hasn’t given up a run in his last 13 IPs. 11 Ks on this section. Only 6 shots allowed. His ERA for the season is down to 2.86,” analyst Tyler Milliken tweeted this afternoon.

Hill is as beautiful as ever

The Red Sox lost, of course, but that was in no way Hill’s fault.

Today he pitched five solid innings with no runs allowed.

He conceded just one hit and one walk, with six strikeouts to make his outing more dominant.

At 42, Hill continues to baffle major league hitters with his trademark curveball.

For the first time in his career, he throws more curveball than fastball.

He used his hook 45.4% of the time and his fastball 42% of the time.

It also has a slider and splitter to keep hitters honest.

It’s been a hit so far, as its 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP suggest.

If the Red Sox continue not to play baseball competently and Hill continues to dominate like he has, it’s not hard to see them using him as a trade play, hoping to get a perspective in return.

He may be old, but his numbers and performance don’t show his age.




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