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Padres closer Brad Hand struck out all four batters he faced to seal a thrilling 5-4 Padres victory over the Giants at Petco Park on Saturday. In the process, he became the first pitcher in franchise history to punch out every batter in a save of more than one inning.
Spin: Hand entered with the tying run on second base in the eighth, and he got Hunter Pence to chase a high fastball, ending the threat. In the ninth, all three of his K's came with his signature slider, a pitch that's widely regarded as one of the best in baseball. It was yet another strong response to Hand's shaky start to the 2018 season. He blew a save against Milwaukee in the Padres' opening series and allowed three runs (all unearned) in the ninth inning of a tie game against Colorado. In his five outings since that Rockies blowup, Hand has pitched five scoreless innings. He's allowed two baserunners while striking out nine. After Saturday's game, Padres manager Andy Green lauded Hand's durability. Since the Padres acquired Hand via waiver claim April 2016, no one in the Majors has appeared in more games than his 163.
Brad Hand struck out all four batters he faced in a perfect 1 1/3 innings Saturday against San Francisco for his sixth save. Hand had it going on, throwing 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes. [...]
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ryan McMahon drew a bases-loaded walk off All-Star closer Brad Hand to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning and DJ LeMahieu added a two-run single for the Colorado Rockies, who beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Thursday to take three of four. Starters Tyler ...
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The current trend indicates that there has been no movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Hand. In the past week his own percentage has hardly any movement . Meanwhile his start percentage has increased by 0.25% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Hand is 99% and his lowest is 78.83%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 98.07% and lowest is 92.36%.
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