His second frame was much smoother. Fried produced three ground outs, one of which came courtesy of an excellent diving play by first baseman Freddie Freeman.
Fried, 25, is fighting for a rotation or bullpen spot. He’s competing with Touki Toussaint and Luiz Gohara, among others, for the former.
The Braves (1-2) went on to defeat the Nationals, 9-4. Christian Pache had a three-run double in the sixth inning as the Braves broke open a 3-3 tie with four runs.