“They’re a good ballclub, playing in their park, so coming here for a four-game set and taking two games, we can’t be too upset with that,” he said. “After taking the first two you would’ve liked to squeeze one more (win) in there, but you’ve got to give them credit.
“Their pitchers, Roark and Fister, did a good job shutting us down and getting those two wins on the back end. But taking two out of four at their place, against a really good ballclub, we’ll take it and move on.”
The Braves had as many hits (nine) in six innings against Nationals marquee starter Stephen Strasburg on Friday as they had in the last two games combined.
“Playing against a team that’s been playing really good baseball, in their own park, and we came out and beat two good pitchers,” right fielder Jason Heyward said, referring to wins in games started by Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann. “The next two guys in their rotation threw two good games. That’s kind of the bottom line there.”
Gonzalez added, “I thought Fister was pretty sharp yesterday. You’ve got to tip your hat, he had some stuff going yesterday. And today we had some opportunities and we didn’t punch runners through. But our pitching kept us in the game the last couple of games. So, off day tomorrow and go to Houston and maybe get our bats going.”