Rich Hill didn't get out of the third inning, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks to the depleted Kansas City Royals lineup tonight, which may have spelled the end of borrowed time in the Orioles rotation. But didn't I say the same thing here after his last time out?
Manager Dave Trembley had no patience this time. He could have given Hill a chance to get out ot the third, but he needs to win these games against the struggling Royals. Brian Bass came on and shut down the rally, keeping the O's within a run.
I've got to believe the Orioles go ahead and try to get Hill through waivers. He has a good arm, bad mechanics and a seeming inability to keep it together on the mound, but the Orioles probably wouldn't mind stashing him in the minors and making a project out of him outside the glare of the major league spotlight.
I'd be surprised if anyone claimed him at this point.
Oh, and about my prediction that he would jack up a decent game tonight? Never mind.