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Rich Hill: The Long Road Back to the Majors

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

One year and fourteen days. 

That was how long it had been since Rich Hill's last start in the Major Leagues. 

Until this past Saturday. 

Prior to recording the win in his start in Kansas City on Saturday, his last start was on May 2, 2008, with the Chicago Cubs.  In that game, he gave up fewer runs (one) than he did in his impressive Orioles debut. 

The problem—Hill walked four hitters.  In the first inning.  He didn't even make it out of that first inning, being pulled after just 27 pitches, only ten of which were strikes.

Cubs Manager Lou Piniella had seen enough.  The organization had too.  Despite...

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