Hanson gets roughed up, struggles continue

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeSeptember 22, 2012


It was the more of the same for Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves.
Once again the Atlanta right-hander struggled on a night that the Atlanta bats fell silent as the Braves dropped a 6-2 decision to the Phillies on Friday.
Hanson continued to be the anti-Medlen for the Braves, allowing five runs and four hits while walking three and striking out five over 5-1/3 frames en route to notching his fourth straight loss.
The Atlanta righty has been horrible since appearing in his 100th major league game on August 17. The 26-year-old Hanson has failed to make it into the seventh in each of those outings, while allowing 21 runs (17 earned) and 33 hits over 30-2/3 frames.
Atlanta's bats have also fallen silent when the right-hander is on the mound. Atlanta hasn't posted two or more runs while Hanson has towed the rubber in any of those last seven starts.
Atlanta managed to plate a third run -- or more -- win two of those games, but it took late-inning heroics to do so.