The Miami Marlins came back in the eighth but went on to lose 5-4 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Hand made his first big league appearance since May 23rd with the start and came away with a no-decision. Hand who was activated from the disabled list on Wednesday went five innings before getting into trouble in the sixth inning.
The left-hander departed with the bases loaded and nobody out in the sixth in favor of Chris Hatcher. The reliever would go on to allow all three inherited runners to score. That turned what was a 2-0 Marlins lead into a 3-2 deficit.
The Marlins stormed back in the eighth inning after blowing the aforementioned lead. The big knock came on a triple by Jeff Baker who was pinch-hitting. His hit brought home the go-ahead run after Casey McGehee had tied it with his 50th run batted in of the year.
Steve Cishek worked the ninth and blew the save by allowing two runs. Donovan Solano made a poor decision to try and throw the tying run out at the plate. This mental error left the Phillies with runners on the corners and one out.
After that, Solano bobbled what could've been an inning ending double-play ball that let the eventual winning run score. Had Solano avoided both the physical and mental mistakes, the game likely would've remained tied going into the bottom of the 9th.
Brad Hand knocked in a run early on as did Christian Yelich. For Hand it was his first run batted in this year in limited opportunities. Yelich has 25 RBI this season and had a two-hit game.
Miami begins a road trip on Friday in St. Louis as Nathan Eovaldi is slated to oppose the defending National League Champions.