Hanson Sharp on April 25 – Post-Game Interview
RHP Tommy Hanson (1-1, 4.00) threw five scoreless, hitless innings on Friday en route to his first win of the year. It was his first win since June 15, 2013 (W, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 8 SO) with LAA vs. NYY. The Oklahoma native struck-out six batters and walked three. He threw 74 pitches, 44 for strikes. Hanson made his 2014 season debut on April 20th against his former team the G-Braves — in Gwinnett (L, 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR).
Hanson, who was signed by the Chicago White Sox back on April 8 to a Minor League contract, was assigned to Charlotte on April 19.
In four seasons with Atlanta, Hanson compiled a 45-32 mark with a 3.61 ERA in 108 starts (635.0 innings pitched). He won a season-high 13 games with the Braves in 2012 — going 13-10 with a 4.48 ERA in 31 starts (174.2 innings pitched).
Last season, Hanson appeared in 15 games (13 starts) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and went 4-3 with a 5.42 ERA in 73.0 innings pitched.
The 27-year-old was drafted by the Braves in the 22nd round of the 2005 draft.