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Tommy Hanson Toes the Mound in the AFL Title Game

The Atlatna Braves number-one pitching prospect will go to the hill one more time this year. Tommy Hanson gets the start in the Arizona Fall League championship game for the Mesa Solar Sox today at 2:30pm ET. Hanson has been blowing away everyone in the AFL this year and leads the league with 5 wins, a 0.63 ERA, and 49 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings.

Hanson will not be the only Braves prospect in the game. The team was asked to vote on who should get the start and they chose four Braves to fill out the starting lineup (including Hanson):

  1. Matt Young (ATL) LF
  2. Jason Donald (PHI) SS
  3. L. Morrison (FLA) DH
  4. Jeff Larish (DET) 1B
  5. Tyler Flowers (ATL) C
  6. S. Cousins (FLA) CF
  7. C. Wells (DET) RF
  8. Van Pope (ATL) 3B
  9. Will Rhymes (DET) 2B

This is an important start for Tommy Hanson, as we'll get to see what kind of big-game pitcher he is. He's already shown some of big game creds when he struck out seven in three hitless innings in the AFL Rising Stars game last month.

If you have a subscription to MLB.TV the you can watch the game here.

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