Brad Hand P MIA 5 months ago

Hand's control deserted him Saturday, as he allowed three runs on four hits and six walks over 4.2 innings while striking out four.

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Brad Hand P MIA 5 months ago

Hand lasted just 3.1 innings in a loss Sunday, yielding three runs on five hits and four walks.

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Hand struck out just one batter ...

Brad Hand P MIA 5 months ago

Hand (4-5) had a disastrous start Saturday, giving up seven earned runs on six hits while walking two and striking two over 1.2 innings in a 7-0 loss to the Mets.

Brad Hand P MIA 5 months ago

Hand (4-4) was tagged for five runs on eight hits and two walks over 4.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Nationals.

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Brad Hand P MIA 8 months ago

Hand will lose his spot in the rotation when Matt Latos is activated from the 15-day DL before Saturday's start against Colorado, MLB.com reports.

Hand should move back to the bullpen after an uneven temporary move to the rotation (6.17 ERA in three starts, but one quality start).

Brad Hand P MIA 8 months ago

Hand was clobbered Monday night by the Blue Jays, as he gave up six runs on six hits and a walk to fall to 1-2.

Hand pounds the strike zone, but his lack of an out pitch showed as the Blue Jays laced hit after hit off him in the first inning. Hand is striking out just 15 percent of batters, five points below the league average. He now owns a 5.71 ERA as Tuesday's performance undid the good from his previous two starts (11 IP, 2 ER).

Brad Hand P MIA 8 months ago

Hand gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings Tuesday against the Cubs to pick up his first win of the season.

He has now given up two runs in 11 innings in two starts since joining the Marlins' rotation, more than earning his spot so far. Of course, Hand's track record (4.45 ERA, 99 strikeouts in 170 innings as a starter) suggests this success may be short-lived. In deeper formats it makes sense to stream Hand in favorable home matchups, but other scenarios carry a good amount of risk with little upside.

Brad Hand P MIA 8 months ago

Hand delivered five shutout innings in Wednesday's spot start against Pittsburgh, giving up four hits without a walk, but didn't receive a decision. He struck out two and threw 74 pitches in the outing.

Hand couldn't be counted on for much length, having pitched out of the bullpen all year to this point, but he gave the Marlins about as good a spot start as they could ask for. That may have been good enough to earn him another outing or two as the Marlins look for answers in their injury-riddled rotation.

Brad Hand P MIA 8 months ago

Hand has been announced as the Marlins' starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Pirates, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Hand will be making a spot start Wednesday after coming out of the bullpen for his first 14 appearances of the season. Hand has 31 big league starts under his belt, but he has not thrown more than 36 pitches in an outing since Apr. 12, so he will likely be on some sort of pitch count Wednesday. He will also be tasked with holding his own against a Pirates squad that won its fifth straight game, and second in as many days against the Marlins, on Tuesday night.

Brad Hand P MIA 8 months ago

Hand will be in the discussion to join Miami's rotation this week, the Miami Herald reports.

Injuries to Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) and Mat Latos (knee) have left the Marlins searching for a starter for Tuesday's game. Hand pitched well while competing for a starting spot during spring training, but has pitched pretty poorly out of the bullpen this season, racking up a 5.56 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 22.1 innings pitched. The lefty has more experience than most of Miami's other options, however, so he remains a contender for the spot.