Former Grasshoppers left hander Brad Hand makes major league debut with Marlins

Posted by Andy Durham on June 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Brad Hand(LHP), the former Greensboro Grasshopper, made his major league debut, with the Florida Marlins on Tuesday and took the loss, as the Fish fell to the Bravos 1-0…..

Hand went 6 innings for the Marlins and he allowed 1 run, on 1 Atlanta Brave hit and Mr. Hand walked 1 Brave batter and recorded six strikeouts…..Braves over the Marlins, 1-0, but not a bad debut by Brad Hand……

Brad Hand was (7-1) with the Marlins’ Double A Jacksonville Suns prior to his callup with Florida…… on Hand vs. Braves last night:
Brad Hand, making his Major League debut, certainly rose to the occasion, giving up one hit while striking out six in six innings. The unfortunate part for the 21- year-old is the lone hit was a home run to Alex Gonzalez.

The blast was one of two Braves hits and provided all the support they needed to clip the Marlins, 1-0, in front of 13,302 at Sun Life Stadium.

With their season-long losing streak now at six games, the Marlins fell one game behind the Braves and into third place in the division.

“We wasted another good outing by a pitcher,” Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said. “Brad Hand was very impressive. His poise, he looked like he’s been in the big leagues for a long time. He was outstanding.”

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