Hand (5-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning, taking the loss Monday versus Cleveland.
The southpaw has now allowed four runs (two earned) in two innings since he was traded from Washington to Toronto at the trade deadline. Hand hasn't worked very effectively since the start of July, yielding 12 runs (nine earned) in his last 10 innings. Overall, he has a 3.83 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 43:18 K:BB through 44.2 innings overall. It's unclear if he can right the ship well enough to earn a late-inning role with his new team.
Hand allowed one unearned run on two hits and no walks in one inning during Friday's win over the Royals.
Hand made his team debut with the Blue Jays holding a four-run lead Friday, and he gave up a pair of singles to lead off the eighth inning. However, a throwing error allowed Nicky Lopez to score with no outs in the inning before the southpaw retired the next three batters he faced. Although Hand was relatively effective against Kansas City, he currently appears to be the setup man behind right-hander Jordan Romano.
Hand was traded from the Nationals to the Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Riley Adams on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Hand converted 21 of his 26 save opportunities to begin the year, with three of those blown saves coming in his last six appearances, and he's recorded a 3.59 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 42.2 innings this season. The Blue Jays have shuffled through several closers this year, and while a change of scenery could help the southpaw turn things around, there's no guarantee he will displace Jordan Romano in the ninth-inning role, particularly given Hand's 7.88 ERA in July.
Hand had a strikeout and didn't allow a hit or walk during a scoreless ninth inning to record the save in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Phillies.
A throwing error put a runner on second base to start the frame, but Hand quickly retired the next three batters on only seven pitches to break a streak of two straight blown saves. The veteran lefty entered Tuesday's contest with seven earned runs allowed in five appearances since the All-Star break, so it was a welcome sight to see him deliver a clean ninth inning. He's 21-for-26 in save opportunities this season and has a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 42:18 K:BB across 42.2 innings.
Hand (5-5) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk while striking out the only batter he retired as he took the loss versus Philadelphia on Monday.
Monday marked Hand's third straight loss and second consecutive blown save. The southpaw allowed a double to Jean Segura and walked Bryce Harper before Andrew McCutchen hit a walkoff home run. Hand is now 20-for-25 in save chances with a 3.67 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 41:18 K:BB through 41.2 innings. If his struggles continue much longer, Daniel Hudson could begin to work his way into a share of the closer role. Hudson allowed two hits in a scoreless inning to earn his 15th hold Monday before Hand's meltdown.
Hand (5-4) allowed two runs on one hit and one walk in a third of an inning to take the loss against the Orioles on Sunday.
Hand entered Sunday's game in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve a one-run lead, but he hit Maikel Franco on a two-strike count to lead off the frame before giving up two runs as he failed to convert on his save chance. The southpaw earned a win and picked up a save in his first two outings after the All-Star break, but he's allowed four runs (three earned) in 2.1 innings across his last two appearances, and he's been charged with back-to-back losses.
Hand (5-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out none across two innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Marlins.
Hand was called upon to to keep the game tied at 1-1 in the ninth inning, and he did so without allowing a baserunner. However, he ran into trouble in the 10th, walking a batter with one out before allowing a double and subsequent sacrifice fly. Though his trouble originated with the inning-opening runner in extras, Hand has now allowed three earned runs across the 7.1 innings covering his last six appearances while also being tagged with a blown save in that span. Even so, he has a 2.63 ERA with a 40:16 K:BB across 41 innings on the season.
Hand recorded the save Tuesday against the Marlins after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, striking out one.
Hand closed the door on a potential comeback attempt by the Marlins with a strong outing, as he needed just 14 pitches (nine strikes) to get the job done in the top of the ninth. The southpaw has been one of the best late-inning relievers in all of baseball, going 20-for-23 in save chances. He also owns a 2.54 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a 9.2 K/9 through 39 innings (37 appearances) on the season.
Hand (5-2) allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out three in one inning to earn the win against the Padres on Sunday.
Hand had some issues with command Sunday and threw only 16 of his 31 pitches for strikes. He was charged with the blown save after giving up the one-run lead in the top of the ninth, but he picked up his fifth win of the year after the Nationals came back in the bottom half of the frame. The southpaw has now recorded a 2.61 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 38 innings this year.
Hand pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning while recording a strikeout to pick up his 19th save of the year in a 7-5 win over the Padres on Monday.
Hand needed just 13 pitches to get through the heart of the Padres' order, and he struck out Wil Myers to end the game. The 31-year-old has now converted 16 straight save chances, and he's posted an excellent 2.43 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 36:12 K:BB over 37 innings this season.
Hand gave up a solo home run and recorded a strikeout during the ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday versus Tampa Bay.
Mike Zunino went deep to start the ninth inning, but Hand had entered with a two-run cushion and quickly retired the next three batters. It was the first run allowed by the veteran lefty since June 9, a span of 10 appearances and 11 innings. Hand is 18-for-20 in save opportunities with a 2.60 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 34:12 K:BB across 34.2 innings this season.
Hand struck out two over 1.2 perfect innings and earned a save over the Mets on Monday.
Hand entered the game in the eighth inning after Justin Miller coughed up a pair of solo homers. The veteran southpaw had no issue finishing off the game and earning his 17th save of the season. He's converted his last 14 save chances and now owns a 2.41 ERA through 33.2 innings this season.
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 returning for the ninth, Hand surrendered a leadoff double to Alec Bohm and hit Ronald Torreyes with a pitch. He 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 delivered a solid season so far, pitching to 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.
Hand picked up the save after striking out one in a scoreless inning Monday against the Pirates.
Hand didn't mess around when it was his turn in the ninth, retiring the side in order on just 11 pitches (seven strikes). The closer has now successfully slammed the door nine consecutive times, with his last blown save taking place May 12 against the Phillies. Hand owns a 3.16 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and 26:12 K:BB across 25.2 frames this season.
Hand picked up the save in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Giants, striking out two in a perfect seventh inning.
It marked the southpaw's first save since June 4th and his 11th overall on the season. Hand has a 3.42 ERA and 1.27 WHIP to go along with a 25:11 K:BB in 23.2 innings this season, and should continue to be Davey Martinez's top option to close ballgames going forward.
Hand retired the only batter he faced to earn the save in Friday's 2-1 win over Philadelphia.
Hand retired Brad Miller on a flyout to close out the game. The closer is now 10-for-12 in save chances this season. He's posted a 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 20:9 K:BB across 20.2 innings. Hand continues to maintain a strong grip on the closer role in Washington.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/02||vs CLE||L 2-5||1||1.0||2||2||0||1|
|07/30||vs KC||W 6-4||1.0||2||0||0||0|
|04/28||@ TOR||W 8-2||1.0||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||148.1||27||27||0||11||7||0||141||75||129||4.01||1.377|
|2013||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||81.2||15||15||0||3||5||0||81||45||69||3.44||1.404|
|2014||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||22.0||4||4||0||2||0||0||22||9||18||3.27||1.227|