posted by Laley23
Hand is probably the best closer the Tribe has had in 20 years — statistically — this season. I’m not concerned yet because it’s just a bit off on his slider. Maybe tipping it? Guys are laying off the pitches they usually swing at. Once he figures that out, he will be back to striking out 2-3 batters every save situation, imo.
Everyone looks comfortable against him....that’s what I wasn’t used to seeing. His stuff doesn’t seem to be too hot right now. The right race is exciting but would be nice to have a 6-7 games lead so he could take several days off or 10 day IL if this continues.
He’ll be closely watched for sure.