Hanson gets roughed up, struggles continue

The Sports Xchange
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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.

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