WASHINGTON – The blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand are nothing new for veteran Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Rich Hill, but the latter is worse than usual, and he does not know how to solve the problem.
Hill pitched only two pitches against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night before he was dragged with a recurrence of the blistering problem that has already put him on the disabled list twice this season.
"It's frustrating for me to go out and put the bullpen and the team in this position," Hill said after the Dodgers used seven relievers to put together a 5-4 win over the Nationals. and sweeping a double bill. "Unfortunately, I have no answers this time to the problem of blisters."
Hill said he felt something "open" in his penultimate warm-up shoot, and his nail was broken and bloody when he left The game.
"I just kept throwing," he said. "I know I'll have to leave at some point."
The blisters have plagued Hill, 38, in recent seasons. to relive his career he puts pressure on his middle finger and makes the skin tear.
"Rich is frustrated, like all of us," manager Dave Roberts said. "It was clearly cut, essentially. This is as bad as I've seen him since he was here. I do not know what the timeline is. We have to make sure it is well and can be sustained before we recover it. & # 39; & # 39;