Rich Hill starts tonight for the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

Rich Hill

Rich Hill will start a game on fewer than four days’ rest for the second time in his career tonight. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Veteran Rich Hill will start Game 5 of the National League Division Series for the Dodgers, an interesting choice considering it’s been seven years since Hill pitched on short rest. He’s had three days off since Sunday’s Game 2, in which Hill started and pitched 4 ⅓ innings.

Dave Cameron at offers a thought experiment about how a bullpen game might unfold from the Dodgers’ perspective. My guess: Ross Stripling might see some work in the middle innings as well, if Dave Roberts has concerns about piggybacking one left-hander (Hill) with another (Julio Urias).

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.