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Hill to make second start with P-Nats08/03/2007 1:40 PM ET
WOODBRIDGE, Va.- Rehabbing Major Leaguer Shawn Hill will make his second start for the Potomac Nationals on Saturday, August 4, against the Winston-Salem Warthogs at Ernie Shore Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. The 25-year-old is expected to work five innings or throw 65 pitches, whichever comes first.
Hill threw three scoreless innings against the Wilmington Blue Rocks at Pftizner Stadium on Monday. He started eight games for the Washington Nationals this season before he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. The right-hander went 3-3 in those starts with a 2.70 ERA, striking out 33 batters in 50 innings.
A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Hill has not pitched since May 11 and has been on the disabled list since May 14, originally because of the left shoulder strain. Hill was the last Canadian to appear in a Montreal Expos uniform, going 1-2 with a 16.00 ERA in three starts during the 2004 season.
Hill missed all of the 2005 campaign after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery, but came back as a pleasant surprise to the Nationals pitching staff in 2006, making six starts, including a six-inning, three-runs allowed performance against the New York Yankees on June 16.
Hill was selected in the sixth round of the 2000 First Year Amateur Draft by Montreal and has posted a 35-27 record in the minors with a 3.12 ERA. Hill is the fourth Washington National to rehab with Potomac this season - Alex Escobar, John Patterson and Luis Ayala have had stints with the P-Nats
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