The Braves couldn’t score against Jason Vargas, who was pitching on three days of rest, and lost 4-1 to the Mets on Wednesday.
Washington moved into first place in the National League East with its win and the Braves’ loss. But the Braves were fortunate to salvage a series split against the Mets, requiring two walk-off wins to do so.
Here’s what the Braves said after dropping the finale:
Manager Brian Snitker:
“We just couldn’t get anything going. Hits with two outs and couldn’t bunch anything together. He did a good job. Got a lot of early count outs and we just couldn’t get ahold of him.”
On Julio Teheran’s outing:
“He pitched pretty well. He did a good job. He kept the game right there and I thought he had a tough struggle in the beginning, then he got his second wind and was OK. That was good.”
On being unable to score with runners at the corners in the eighth:
“I had a good feeling, then they make a play on Nick’s (Markakis) ball. That thing was two inches from being a base hit and here we go.”
Starter Julio Teheran:
On his start:
“I think I did pretty good. I did what I always do against the Mets. I had my plan and the scoring in the fourth, a couple doubles right there, then the other in the last inning. … Other than that, I was working pretty good.”
Feeling confident the offense can help:
“That’s what I was trying to do. Hold everything and I know we’ve been doing great the last couple innings. I was just trying to do my job, hold the other team and do my best and I know at some point we’re going to score later in the game. Today we didn’t but it’s part of the game.”
On his consistency:
“My fastball command and my other pitches have been different. That was a thing I didn’t have last year. It’s a different year and the team is different this year. I’m different. I’m just ready to go every time I get the ball.”
Third baseman Johan Camargo:
On his solo home run:
“Just hard work, continue to work and put it in. Obviously there’s a little added motivation with mom being here (visiting Atlanta).”
On playing consistently:
“It’s been great to have that opportunity. I think I’ve just been trying to make small adjustments as we go on and just putting in the effort.”
“He’s a pitcher we’re not necessarily accustomed to seeing. Just the style that he throws. He’s not killing you with the fastballs or anything, or the way he throws or how hard he throws. So we just need to make adjustments.”
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