Hand earned the save against the Phillies on Tuesday after tossing 1.1 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits while striking out one. Hand was called upon to finish off the eighth with two outs. The left-hander gave up a single to Bryce Harper before sending Andrew McCutchen down on strikes to end the inning. Upon re-entering in the ninth, Hand surrendered a leadoff double to Alex Bohm and hit Ronald Torreyes with a pitch. He then proceeded to load the bases by giving up a single to Matt Vierling before slamming the door. Despite the shaky outing, Hand has now earned five saves and a win across his last six appearances. The 31-year-old has pitched himself a solid season so far to the tune of a 2.61 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.
Hand struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Mets on Sunday. Hand capped off a dominant week Sunday, as he's now earned four saves and a win across his last five appearances dating back to Monday. The southpaw tossed five scoreless innings during that time, and he's now recorded a 2.73 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 29.2 innings this year.
Hand retired the only batter he faced to record his 14th save of the season in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets. With the Nats ahead 6-2 in the seventh inning, Wander Suero put a couple runners on base while getting two outs, allowing Hand to finish things off with the tying run on deck. The veteran closer hasn't blown a save since May 12, converting 11 straight with a 2.76 ERA and 16:5 K:BB through 16.1 innings over that stretch.
Hand (4-2) picked up the win in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Mets, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning. The lefty needed only six pitches (five strikes) to shut down the Mets in the top of the ninth, making him the pitcher of record when Juan Soto came around with the game's only run in the bottom half of the inning. Hand has put together a 1.80 ERA and 9:4 K:BB through 10 innings in June, racking up five saves and two wins over nine appearances.
Hand gave up two hits over 1.2 scoreless innings while striking out one to record his 13th save of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Pirates. It was Hand's longest save of the season, and only the third time in 26 appearances he's recorded more than three outs. The veteran lefty has converted 10 straight saves, with his last blown save coming May 12. He sports a 2.96 ERA and 27:12 K:BB through 27.1 innings.
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