With the injuries he’s sustained this season to his knee (twice) and his forearm, he’s only tossed a little over 50 innings. That’s a significant amount of missed time, as he usually has hit the 130-inning plateau with the Dodgers despite blisters and other nagging injuries.
But Hill is not one to go down quietly. At age 39, many quality starting pitchers have already hung up the spikes and are quietly growing their beer bellies at home, or have more gracefully made the transition to coaching, broadcasting, scouting, etc.
D. Mountain is cut from a different clothe though.