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.
"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.