Hanson 'good to go' after foul ball to eye

Hanson 'good to go' after foul ball to eye

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tommy Hanson gave the Braves a scare when he was struck above the right eye with a ball that he fouled during batting practice before Game 1 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on Thursday night.

But before leaving the stadium after the 1-0 loss suffered by the Braves, Hanson said he will be ready to start Game 2 against the Giants on Friday night (9:30 p.m. ET on TBS).

"I'm good to go," Hanson said. "No problem at all."

It was difficult to even see a mark above Hanson's right eye. Taking the precautionary route, the Braves have scheduled a doctor to further evaluate him Friday morning.

If Hanson isn't able to make Friday night's start, the Braves could go with Game 3 scheduled starter Tim Hudson, who would be pitching on regular rest.