Boston, Massachusetts 2021-07-25 03:40:13 –
The rotation of the New York Mets, where Rich Hill officially joins on Sunday, could be even more vulnerable than when the club bought him on Friday.
The veteran left-handed player will make his debut at the Mets on Sunday afternoon and will take the mound in a rubber match in a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Hill (6-4, 3.87 ERA with this year’s Tampa Bay Rays) is the oldest pitcher in the game at 41. He will oppose Toronto’s right-handed Ross Stripling (3-6, 5.04), one of his many former teammates. Age). Hill and Stripling played with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016-19.
The Blue Jays lost three games in a row when Teoscar Hernandez hit two of Toronto’s five home runs 10-3 on Saturday night.
The New York All-Star Taijuan Walker’s second straight rough start exacerbated the lack of rotation depth in the Mets. The starting staff was backed by Walker, Marcus Stroman, and the surprising rookie Tyler Megil, who injured two-time National League Cy Young Award-winning Jacob DeGrom, former All-Star Noah Syndergaard, and 2017 American League champion Carlos Carrasco. It’s on the list.
Marcus Stroman and Megil threw 14 scoreless innings against Cincinnati Reds and Toronto on Wednesday and Friday, while Walker gave up 12 runs (11 wins) in the last two starts. It increased from 2.50 to 3.43.
Mets joined the team on Saturday, just over 24 hours after being obtained from Rays in exchange for injured relief Tommy Hunter and minor league catcher Matt Dier, and Hill enjoyed a surge in his late career. Hope to be able to continue after 2015.
Hill is 49-26, going to 24-22 with 4.72 ERA in 197 games (70 starts) in 2005-14, then 3.07 ERA with 114 games (113 starts) at the age of 35.
“He went in and threw and felt good,” said Luis Rojas, director of Mets, on Saturday night in Hill. “He is very excited to be here and is ready to go for us (on Sunday).”
Hill’s mission is to calm the lineup that has collapsed from a short slump on Saturday. At this time, the modified Blue Jays hit at least five home runs for the sixth time this season. Only one other team, Atlanta, has three or more 4 homer games. The Braves achieved their fourth feat on Saturday.
The top six batters in the Blue Jays lineup were 5 home runs and 10 RBIs, for a total of 13 to 29 (.448). George Springer batting for the first time since May 2nd, and Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette batting for the first time this season, in 3rd and 4th place respectively.
“It felt like it was time to take action,” said Charlie Montoyo, manager of the Blue Jays. “They all had good at-bats. They all did what we thought they could do at their place. It certainly worked tonight.”
Hill hasn’t started on July 18 because the Rays he visited defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-5 and didn’t consider the decision after giving up three runs in four innings.
With the Blue Jays losing to host Boston Red Sox 13-4, Stripping endured the shortest start of his career on Monday, giving up six runs in one-third innings before losing.
Hill is 1-2, scoring 4.88 ERA in 12 career games (5 starts) with the Blue Jays. The Stripling is 0-0 and is 6.75 ERA with two reliefs against the Mets.
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