Tommy Hanson gave up a career-high four home runs in a 7-1 loss to the Marlins on Friday, one more than he allowed in his major league debut against the Brewers last June. It was also a season-high in home runs allowed in a Braves game this season.
Hanson had gone 49 2/3 innings without allowing a home run when Cameron Maybin lead off the game with a solo shot to the left field seats. Logan Morrison followed six pitches later with a shot to center. The Marlins went back-to-back again in the sixth inning, on solo home runs by Dan Uggla and Gaby Sanchez.
Until Friday, the last home run Hanson had allowed came on July 16 against the Brewers. You have to go back farther than that to find his last win. Hanson has not won a game since July 3 against the Marlins. He’s on a career-high five-game losing streak over 10 starts. Until his past two starts he could blame a lack of run support, but he’s given up 12 runs in his past 10 innings against the Marlins and Cubs, both losses.