Jeremy Guthrie

Dodgers keeping starting pitchers to short stints isn't a new formula

Dodgers keeping starting pitchers to short stints isn't a new formula

Rich Hill will try to save the Dodgers’ season Tuesday, but not with the kind of World Series start that branded Sandy Koufax and Orel Hershiser as heroes in the lore of a storied franchise. The Dodgers no more expect Hill to pitch a complete game than they would expect him to hit a home run.

The Dodgers removed Hill after four innings in Game 2, proactively. He was pitching just fine, but the Dodgers saw danger ahead and decided to get him before he reached it.

Everything old is new again. In the name of Cy Young, how could a team call itself major league and call four innings a quality start?

Dan O’Dowd, come on down.

O’Dowd was the general manager of the...

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