Braves pitcher Hanson fouls ball off eye

Atlanta Braves Game 2 starter Tommy Hanson left batting practice Thursday night after he hit a foul ball that bounced off the plate and hit him in the area of his right eye.

The Braves said initial reports from the clubhouse were that he was fine and still scheduled to make his start Friday night against the San Francisco Giants in the best-of-five NL division series.

The Braves said Hanson was taken to the training room and was scheduled to be further examined by a doctor sometime Thursday night as a precaution.

Hanson went 10-11 with a 3.33 ERA this season as he got little run support from his teammates. He is the first Atlanta pitcher to have an ERA under 3.50 and make 30 starts and still have a losing record.