Those left in the stands at Progressive Field got their wish. As the crowd screamed for Tito to pull Brad Hand after he loaded the bases, Francona calls for Nick Wittgren to escape the jam.
Indians lead it 8-6 with one out in the top of the ninth.
Sources report that Brad Hand has no business pitching in the 9th.
Brad Hand gives up a two-run homer in the top of the ninth. The Indians are holding on to an 8-6 lead with one out.
Can the club confirm Brad Hand to his couch
Brad Hand has become unreliable. What happened to him ? Smh
Mercado saves the game and team morale with this amazing catch!! Brad Hand needs to go by the way.... #RallyTogether https://t.co/Sa8JLseKNs
Literally the face make every time Brad Hand closes. 😂
I have a poster of Brad Hand on my door and now my door doesn’t wanna close
Brad Hand hasn't pitched in almost a week. But bullpen regression is gripping the Indians hard.
The Indians in the seventh led 8-2.
It's now 8-6, and the White Sox have the bases loaded with one out in the ninth.
Tito is out to get Brad Hand. Wittgren is entering.
Brad Hand's inning thus far:
2-run HR to cut the lead to 8-6
James McCann now stepping to the plate as the potential go-ahead run with one out.
Brad Hand’s entire salary this year will be spent on dinner for other teammates for saving his ass.
Say it with me now: Those that so disrespectfully mocked Carlos last night need to come forth and explain why a healthy Brad Hand’s performance is excusable - but a relief pitcher’s performance after coming back from fighting leukemia is to be ridiculed.
Terry Francona discussed Brad Hand’s struggles after the game.
This isn't the same Brad Hand from before the all star break. Do any reporters ever ask about him having a sore arm?
*sees Brad Hand trending*
And that kids, is why we don’t waste money on relievers.
I’ve retired this from being used for the #Browns. However, for Brad Hand....
0.1 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 R (which would have been 5 if not for Mercado)! https://t.co/ZdPHaGSPaj
Danny Mendick just had his first #WhiteSox at bat, and he struck out swinging on a 2-2 sinker from #Indians closer Brad Hand. @PickinSplinters
Not sure what has happened to brad hand. How do you go from getting 30 straight saves to struggling to get outs. It’s odd. #indians
Brad Hand has been HORRIBLE since the All-Star break he can no longer be the closer
#padres We tried telling yall that Brad Hand is a choker
Yeah, Brad Hand struggled again. Great play by Mercado. A game saver.
Tonite is was the home plate ump rather than Brad Hand. Totally blew it!
Highest saves as % of team wins:
Kirby Yates 60.94%
Ian Kennedy 50.98%
Will Smith 45.45%
Raisel Iglesias 44.62%
Alex Colome 42.62%
Brad Hand 40.74%
Josh Hader 39.44%
Brad Hand needs to become unemployed.
Really selfish of the @Indians
to pull Brad Hand in the 9th. Just classless. #WhiteSox