Who in Red Sox Nation does not remember the shining events of last season as it wound down in September?
Over a three week span and four starts, Rich Hill was a magician. Larger than life with a sweeping, majestic curve ball that baffled hitters across the entire division (Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles and Yankees).
Those four starts for your viewing pleasure:
Sep 13 at Rays - 7 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, 10 SO, 109 pitches
Sep 20 at Blue Jays - 7 IP, 7 H, 0 BB, 3 ER, 10 SO, 107 pitches
Sep 25 vs Orioles - 9 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, 10 SO, 116 pitches
Oct 1 at Yankees - 6 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 ER, 6 SO, 102 pitches
He allowed runs in just two of his 29 innings over these four starts, resulting in a 1.55 ERA. The 35-year-old also struck out 36 while walking five.
After the first game the fan base was going wild about the best ERA in baseball.
Rich Hill, who was born in Boston, owns the best ERA in Red Sox history at 0.93 (min. 15.0 IP) .
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell