Rich Hill

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Surprisingly, I am talking about Rich Hill again. His composure after being hit in the throat two weeks ago prompted me to post about baseball. Now, I am compelled to mention him again because of tonight’s performance (August 23, 2017) against the Pittsburgh Pirates (61-66, 4th in National League Central ). I watch many teams and players, yet here we are again with Rich Hill.

Rich Hill (37 years old) pitched eight perfect innings. He threw nine no-hit innings. Then on his 99th pitch of the evening, and fourth pitch of the 10th inning, Pirate’s 2nd baseman Josh Harrison hit a ball deep into left field giving the Pirates a walk-off win.

The Dodgers (89-36, 1st in National League West) lost to the Pirates, 1-0.

What a time to watch baseball.

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The Side Eye

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I was hiding under this tree (in photo) yesterday hoping my deer family would appear. So far I have seen a mommy deer (or two different ones, not sure), a teenager (some white spots on back and bigger than the fawn I’ve seen), and a baby (fawn, lots of white spots). As I was waiting I felt watched. I looked up and saw this little guy giving me the side eye.

Dodger’s Rich Hill

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Los Angeles Dodger’s pitcher Rich Hill  (I don’t think Hill has a Twitter account!) took a 91 MPH ball to the neck/throat area last night. It was painful to watch. Although I admire his bravado in staying in the game, I would’ve ran to the hospital. Afterwards the cameras remained on him more closely than usual, and it was painful watching the area of impact redden and swell. I kept thinking how he could easily have an internal injury. Imagine how scary it would be if Hill developed a breathing problem later in the night. In the end, he will probably have a massive bruise on his neck.

Dodgers lost to the Padres.