Marlins starter Brad Hand's control deserted him Saturday, as he allowed three runs on four hits and six walks over 4 2/3 innings while striking out four. He's now issued 14 free passes in 10 1/3 innings over his last four starts, and the only thing keeping Hand in the Marlins' rotation right now is a lack of viable alternatives. His next start is currently scheduled for next Saturday, at home against the Braves.
Marlins starter Brad Hand did not have a good effort against the Mets on Saturday. The left-hander was unable to make it out of the second inning, as he allowed seven runs on six hits over 1 2/3 innings in the 7-0 loss. Hand (4-5, 5.20 ERA) was greeted rudely in this one, as Travis d'Arnaud (three-run) and Wilmer Flores went (solo) went back-to-back in the first inning. Juan Lagares added a two-run shot as part of a three-run second inning against Hand. Hand is 2-3 with an ugly 7.19 ERA over his last five starts.
Marlins starter Brad Hand was staked to a 3-0 first-inning lead, but couldn't hold on, dropping a decision to the Nationals on Sunday. Hand couldn't make it out of the fifth, giving up eight hits and five runs in 4 2/3 innings to end a two-game losing streak and drop back to .500 at 4-4. Hand labored through 80 pitches, striking out five and walking two, but was hit hard the second time through the lineup.
Marlins left-hander Brad Hand was terrific in his start against the Pirates on Tuesday. Hand limited the Pirates to two runs on nine hits over eight-plus innings in the 5-2 victory. Hand (4-3, 4.23 ERA) allowed a first-inning run on an RBI single by Aramis Ramirez. He kept the Pirates off the board after that. He began the ninth inning by allowing the first two men to reach safely. He was pulled for a reliever, who allowed one of those runs to score. Hand is now 3-1 with a 2.90 ERA over his last five starts.
Marlins starter Brad Hand deserves a hand for his performance Thursday night against visiting Philadelphia. Hand yielded just one run on four hits in six innings and took advantage of huge run support to even his record to 3-3. He walked two and fanned five. The left-hander allowed a run on a Darin Ruf sacrifice fly in the first before blanking the Phillies the rest of the way. He faced two batters over the minimum after the run scored. The Marlins have ridden a hot Hand since he rejoined the rotation. He has put together three strong starts in four outings.