Hanson, 24, is 0-5 in his past 10 starts for the Braves and hasn't won since July 3. His latest rough performance came on Aug. 27 against the Marlins, when he gave up four homers in a 7-1 loss.
Prior to that outing, Hanson had gone 47 2/3 without allowing a long ball and had surrendered just eight all season.
Hanson's counterpart, Pelfrey, 26, has tossed four straight quality starts for the Mets. In that span, he's completed at least seven innings in each outing, including eight innings in the past two starts.
Pelfrey, who endured a dead-arm phase earlier in the year, did not earn a winning decision between June 25 and Aug. 10.
"When you go through some adversity and struggles, you end up being better if you learn from it," Pelfrey said after his previous start. "I got so far away from being myself and what I was doing earlier in the year and being successful. I've gotten back to that the last four starts, and I'm successful again."
So when the two meet Wednesday, will the trends continue? Hanson, certainly, is ready to put the homer-heavy start behind him.
"It pretty much came down to me," he said. "I went out there and gave up two homers right off the bat and never really got in the groove."
Mets: Still battered and bruised
New York continues to play without shortstop Jose Reyes (strained right oblique), who will not return Wednesday, and outfielder Angel Pagan (right wrist tendinitis), who might. ... September callups may not help the Mets much, as the club is unlikely to call up more than one offensive player Wednesday.
Braves: Hurler has success against Mets
Hanson's splits against the Mets show likelihood of a bounce-back outing. He's 1-1 against New York in three starts, with an ERA of 1.02. In 17 2/3 career innings against the Mets, he's struck out 22. ... Right-hander Mike Dunn, right-hander Kenshin Kawakami, catcher J.C. Boscan, first baseman Freddie Freeman and right-hander Scott Proctor will join the team Wednesday as rosters expand.
The Braves, who lead the National League East, have drawn less than 20,000 fans to each of their past two home games. ... After losing four straight over the weekend, Atlanta has won four in a row after Tuesday's 9-2 victory against New York.
Wed, 9/1 7:10 PM ET
Hanson, Braves stifle Mets, win fifth straight
Notching his first victory since July 3, Tommy Hanson tossed seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball, while Martin Prado's first-inning two-run double off Mike Pelfrey was all the Braves needed to handle the Mets.
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|Wright, D, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.290|
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|Davis, I, 1B||2||1||0||0||1||0||1||.246|
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|Cabrera, Me, LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.259|
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1-Ran for McCann in the 8th.
2B: Wright, D (32, Hanson).
TB: Wright, D 2; Hernandez, L.
RBI: Hernandez, L (2).
2-out RBI: Hernandez, L.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duda; Beltran.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 3.
SB: Carter, C (1, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann).
E: Tejada, R (5, throw).
Outfield assists: Beltran (Ankiel at home).
DP: 2 (Wright, D-Davis, I-Castillo, L, Feliciano, P-Tejada, R-Davis, I).
2B: Heyward 2 (27, Pelfrey, Pelfrey), Prado (35, Pelfrey).
TB: Infante 3; Conrad; Prado 2; Heyward 6; Ankiel 2.
RBI: Prado 2 (60), Infante (39), Heyward (65).
2-out RBI: Infante; Heyward.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Prado.
SAC: Hanson 2.
GIDP: Freeman, F, Ankiel.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.
CS: Heyward (6, 2nd base by Parnell/Thole).
Pitches-strikes: Pelfrey 83-46, Feliciano, P 8-5, Parnell 15-8, Takahashi 17-10, Hanson 96-63, Venters 22-15, Wagner, B 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pelfrey 5-5, Feliciano, P 1-0, Parnell 2-0, Takahashi 1-0, Hanson 6-10, Venters 1-0, Wagner, B 1-2.
Batters faced: Pelfrey 23, Feliciano, P 3, Parnell 3, Takahashi 4, Hanson 23, Venters 5, Wagner, B 3.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
Venue: Turner Field.
September 1, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media