You only get one chance to make a first impression, as the old saying goes, and veteran left-hander
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Relievers usually have to wait at least a day to redeem themselves, but Hill only had to wait about three hours. He entered the nightcap with a runner on second and two outs in the sixth inning and walked
Mike Morin replaced Hill and struck out Leury Garcia to preserve a 6-5 lead, and the Angels went on to a 7-5 win and a doubleheader sweep.
'My performance was not good -- I didn't throw the ball well at all," said Hill, who was 3-3 with a 3.23 earned run average in 25 games for triple-A Pawtucket. "I'm looking forward to getting back and taking ownership of better outings. There are no excuses. It comes down to work, keeping your nose down, grinding away."