Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson died Monday night after suffering “catastrophic organ failure,” WSB-TV of Atlanta reports. He was only 29.
“We are incredibly saddened to learn of Tommy’s tragic passing,” Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz said in a statement on behalf of the team. “He was a favorite in the clubhouse and with our staff and he will truly be missed by everyone in Braves Country. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, family, former teammates and friends.”
It wasn’t pretty, but the Mets finally broke their five-game losing streak last night. Jonathon Niese gave up five earned runs in five innings for his second time in three starts, but he earned his 11th win anyway. I’d really hoped he’d be taking a bigger step forward this year, but so far it hasn’t happened.