I refuse to watch the new 21 Jumpstret movie out of respect for the original cast and writers. If you are interested in the movie check out the show from the ‘80s first and fall in love there! McQuaid brothers… OUT.
The Braves won last night in more conventional fashion. Dan Uggla put the Braves ahead with a solo home run and the pitching took care of the rest. The Untouchables came in after Hanson’s strong start and closed things up.
The Bravos have won 10 out of 11. Today they go for the four game sweep.
The Braves won 7-4 today to finish the sweep of the Cardinals and to go 7-2 on the roadtrip. Hanson pitched well for five innings before coming undone in the 6th. The Braves bats provided enough runs to complete the sweep.
The Braves head home for four games before going to Tampa on Friday.
knuckle-curve’s Favorite Players from All 30 Teams Atlanta Braves • Freddie Freeman #5 | 1B • Tommy Hanson #48 | P • Eric Hinske #20 | 1B • Tim Hudson #15 | P • Chipper Jones #10 | 3B • Jair Jurrjens #49 | P • Brian McCann #16 | C • David Ross #8 | C
Tommy Hanson’s career is over as an Atlanta Brave. It’s bittersweet. He was the Braves number one prospect and he had tremendous stuff, but over the last two years his “stuff” hasn’t been so tremendous. His velocity has fallen and his ability to pitch around problems has suffered as well.
Hanson’s era with the Braves will be marked by five inning starts with high pitch counts. He could never consistently pitch deep into games.
The Braves made the right move in dumping him to free up cash for some more offense. I hope Hanson does well back home in California, but I’m not confident he’ll ever live up to potential everyone thought just 2 years ago.