36-year-old lefthander Rich Hill will command the mound for the LA Dodgers in their all-or-nothing Game 5 against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals are hoping to leave the game with their notion of “Capitol Hill” still meaning a hometown spot where laws get made, not a bravura performance from a veteran LA pitcher.
The Nationals knocked Hill out in 4 1/3 innings in Game 2, handing him a loss after he gave up four runs on six hits. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated that Hill might not stay in Game 5 much beyond that, whether he’s effective or not. Three days rest is unfamiliar territory for Hill. Roberts said fans can expect to see 20-year-old lefty Julio Urias take Hill’s spot at some point — probably early — in Game 5. Urias started 15 of the 18 games in which he pitched this year for LA.
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