Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson, making a rehab start for Gwinnett, threw 5 scoreless innings Sunday (Aug. 12) to lead the Gwinnett Braves to a 5-2 victory over the Louisville Bats at Coolray Field.
Hanson allowed three hits and two walks and struck out five in his first start for Gwinnett since 2009, according to a G-Braves news release. The right-hander was in his first game action since being placed on Atlanta’s disabled list July 31 with lower back stiffness.
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"My back felt better, that was the main thing," Hanson said. "I didn't have much time to prepare for this start, but I still went out and made pitches. My off-speed stuff was really good. I felt really good with my curveball and slider. I feel good about the way I threw today. I'm looking forward to my next start."
On Saturday, pitcher Sean Gilmartin, the organization's No. 1 draft choice in 2011, earned his first AAA victory with Gwinnett.
Gwinnett (55-68) and Louisville play again Monday (7:05 p.m.) at Coolray. Kids 12 and under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, a bag of chips and a small soda on Kids Eat Free Monday.