Hill picks up where he left off last year

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No downslide for Rich Hill

Watched the Cubs game on the TV tonight. Well, once the first inning was over, Milwaukee starter Homer Bush pitched a good game pitching five scoreless frames. However, it was the first that ultimately did him in. The Cubs managed to plate six runs.

To me, the big story was lefty Rich Hill. He retired the first fifteen batters before Corey Hart took one deep. That would be the only run and only hit Hill would allow in his seven full innings.

Hill’s overall stats were mediocre (6-7, 4.17) but his last two months were awesome for a rookie. He was 6-3 with a 2.58 ERA from August 1 on. Add to that, he had 78 Ks in 76 plus innings. I said it on the last episode of our podcast… one key to the Cubs pitching will be Rich Hill.

That makes three very solid outings in a row by Cubs starters (unfortunately, Marquis’ was ruined by the bullpen antics). Ironically, Zambrano was the only one who has had a rough outing. He’ll come around, I’m sure.

2 Responses to “Hill picks up where he left off last year”

  1. King of the Hill!!! All hail the King!!! Great outing by Rich, coulda netted him Linescore of the Day, if it were not for Micah Owings, and the fact that I was deciding LOD rather than the BZ. I’ll be in the Bleachers Wednesday to checkout Uncle Lou’s Cubbies in person. I’ll be sure to give a full report.

  2. one thing i didn’t mention about the Hill game… Soriano actually looked good in center!

    maybe he just had a good day or maybe it’s just my perception but he had some good plays.

    not webgems or anything but they weren’t cans o corn either.

    -tbz

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