The disdain dripped from Rich Hill’s voice. He is an introspective man, but this was not self-deprecation. It was self-loathing, the only emotion he could muster after plummeting the Dodgers into an early deficit in a 6-1 loss to St. Louis.
“I was just terrible tonight,” Hill said. “Honestly, it was embarrassing.”
Appearing after an eight-day layoff, Hill looked lost on the mound, when he wasn’t infuriated with the umpiring. He issued a career-high seven walks as he allowed five runs in four innings. Manager Dave Roberts pulled Hill after two runs had scored in the fifth.
Hill boils with intensity on the mound. On Wednesday, his emotion caused Roberts to leave the...