Tim Hill made his MLB debut on Opening Day Thursday. It was a little rough. The first batter he faced was Leury Garcia who hit in the forearm to put runners on first and second. Hill came back immediately get Wellington Castillo to hit a little tapper in front of the plate for a 1-3 putout. At that point, Ned said great job and moved onto a new pitcher who allowed Garcia to score giving Hill a high ERA.
Tonight, he made his second appearance in the big leagues and it went much better. Hill recorded his first MLB strikeout by getting Yolmer Sanchez to chase a 92 mph fastball down. Then Engel smoked an 0-2 off speed pitch down the line that Moustakas snagged. Yoan Moncada proceeded to hit a fastball straight into the ground that turned into a 5-3 putout.
The White Sox seemed to initially struggle with Hill’s low release and velo. It will be tough for a lot of hitters as Hill’s release is not something you typically see. If you haven’t read our scouting report on Hill, you can do that here. Tim is a great guy and we wish him the best of luck going forward.