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Fly High, Former Cub: Rich Hill

Rich Hill was a solid contributor for the Chicago Cubs, pitching to the tune of 18-17, 4.37 ERA, 337.2 IP, 309K, 137BB, and an ERA+ of 106 from 2005-2008.
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago’s Rich Hill pitched shutout ball for seven innings, struck out six and walked one.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago’s Rich Hill pitched shutout ball for seven innings, struck out six and walked one.

Rich Hill was a solid contributor for the Chicago Cubs, pitching to the tune of 18-17, 4.37 ERA, 337.2 IP, 309K, 137BB, and an ERA+ of 106 from 2005-2008. Injuries and inconsistency saw him find his way out the door. Our friend Rich has been on quite the quest throughout his baseball career, and he's seen some serious success the last few seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He got his only career postseason win against the Cubs in 2016, but I don't think the Cubs mind, considering how that year ended. Hill also had the crazy misfortune of taking a perfect game into the 9th and a no-hitter to the 10th, only to serve up a walk-off bomb to Josh Harrison.

So why are we talking about Rich Hill? Well, my friends, it turns out Rich Hill hates few things in this world more than when hitters use the openings created by a defensive shift to their advantage:

Clean it up, Rich, or at least have the common courtesy to toss out the universally accepted warning that a cuss is incoming:

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You're better than that, buddy. You let down Frank, you let me down, and, most importantly, you let down Max.

Featured Photo: The Associated Press. All stats and dates referenced courtesy of Baseball-reference.com