The left-hander's Saturday night start didn't quite go exactly as planned.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rich Hill lasted just two pitches against the Washington Nationals.
The veteran Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander was pulled with an 0-2 count to leadoff hitter Trea Turner on Saturday night with a recurrence of the blister problem that has already put him on the disabled list twice this season.
Hill was again put on the 10-day disabled list after a blister burst on his left middle finger.
It sounds like Rich Hill will miss significant time. Dave Roberts described Hill’s blister as sliced open and said he will require a rehab assignment to prove his readiness. “This is as bad as I’ve seen it,” Roberts said.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) May 20, 2018
Television close-ups showed a broken and bloody fingernail on Hill’s left middle finger.
Blisters have plagued the 38-year-old Hill for the past several seasons.
Left-hander Scott Alexander replaced Hill in the second game of a day-night doubleheader.