“Outstanding effort, getting us that deep in the ballgame, 7-1/3 … and then Georgie getting those two big outs there really made a big difference. And the kid [Vizcaino] gets in there in the ninth inning, shoot I was nervous for him. Get the jitters and that kind of stuff. But overall a nice road trip. Good victory here. We swung the bats well.
“Now a pretty tough stretch coming up with  straight games, facing some teams we need to beat.”
On the offense
“It’s been clicking pretty good. Obviously when you’ve got Danny doing what he’s doing, and Freeman, Bourn and Constanza, you feel pretty good about it. And you feel McCann’s right around the corner and that’s going to make us even better. But it’s going to come down to pitching. We got to this point because our pitching’s been really good. So we need to get that turned around and have four, five or six of these games where your starters get deep. That’d be nice.”
More on Hudson
“He was dominant, he really was. But he’s been that now about seven, eight games in a row. We need to continue that.”
On Constanza’s three infield hits
“He puts the ball in play. You hate to see guys like that, with that kind of speed, hit the ball in the air. Get him in there. He stole a base. Disrupt the defense and hope that offensively we can create some runs.
“Prado made a helluva defensive play, too, by the way. I was just thinking about that. With the bases loaded, to keep it to a two-run [eighth] inning.”
“Let’s find a game for him to play tomorrow so he can stay hot. Send him to Gwinnett or Mobile, one of those places, so he can keep swinging it.”
“Couple of big hits. He’s swinging the bat, and getting comfortable hitting second with Bourn leading off and getting on base.”
On getting a hit in first inning tonight, ending suspense early
“Yeah, finally, man. They’ve been making me sweat it those last few games. It was good to get those runs in, most importantly, and get Huddy an early lead.”
On sharing Atlanta Braves record
“It’s crazy. Was that one of the things I thought about when I got over here? No, obviously not. But it’s a cool thing. This is an awesome organization, and to have some kind of record with an organization like this one is really special.”
On Constanza’s three hits, offense clicking until McCann gets back
“Yeah, we’ve all got to work together to try to make up for his absence. [McCann] brings so much to this team. Constanza’s been amazing since he got up here, just finding ways to get on base. He’s really got a good idea about what kind of game he’s playing. He’s done a great job, giving us good ABs. That dude can flat-out run and get on base. Him and Michael Bourn both. Even when there’s nobody on base and they’re coming up to hit, you’re creating pressure on the defense, just from their legs alone. And both of them can handle the bat. Both of them can hit. Both of them even got some pop, too.
“I know when I’m on defense and guys like Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino come up, it’s like, ah, crap, I’ve really got to be on point and make a clean play right here.”
On the big lead
“An early lead like that, I tell you what, I’ve said all along that’s a pitcher’s best friend. You’re able to go out there and be aggressive. You don’t have to worry about making perfect pitches. Especially if you fall behind in the count, you can challenge guys a lot more.
On going deep in the game again
“It worked out for the most part. Right there in that eighth inning it started catching up to me just a little bit. You go 2-0 on Morrison, you know, you can’t go 3-0. He got a pitch to hit and he didn’t miss it. Unfortunately for me it was a homer. I wish it would have been a single, but it wasn’t. They got some momentum going their way and hit a couple of pretty decent pitches. Buck hit a fastball away, and Bonifacio hit a pretty good comeback sinker inside.”
“It’s a good win for us, made it a great road trip for us. Didn’t start off too well, losing two of three at Washington wasn’t how we wanted to get things going. But we were able to rebound and win five of the next six.”
On the Morrison stolen base, when Hudson forgot to go to stretch and pitched with full windup
[Hudson keeps straight face throughout this hilarious answer, deadpan tone and doesn’t even crack a smile]
“He doesn’t have a lot of speed, so I figured I’d give him a little bit of a shot. Rossy throws really well back there. I was really more or less challenging David, more than anything, and he let me down.”
On the pitching since All-Star break
“Our pitching’s been our strength all year. I’ve been having some decent outings as of lately. I haven’t really felt as good as probably the numbers go, a lot of times. But you’ve got to go out there and battle and try to find ways to win and give your team a good chance to win when you’re not feeling at your best. I think our pitching’s going to get back on track when we get some guys back feeling healthy, the way they should. I think things are going to turn around and get back to where they were in the first half.”
On facing a pesky guy like Constanza
“For me, personally, I’d rather face a guy like Barry Bonds than someone like him. I want somebody up there that’s swinging, trying to hit homers, and you have a tendency to get those guys to swing and miss. Constanza, I mean he’s pesky, he’s going to put the ball in play. A ball on the ground, more than half the time it’s going to be a hit. It’s almost the same kind of approach that Ichiro had back when he first came over and had his legs under him. Anything that’s not right to the defender is going to be a hit. And it’s nice to have that weapon on your side for a change.”
***ARODYS VIZCAINO (with Eddie Perez translating)
“I was a little nervous, maybe a little more than usual. I felt a little nervous.”
On being called to go in game
[Eddie answered for him, said he was surprised because he could see it in Vizcaino’s face when he told him he was going in.]
Did you get any sleep, after being told late Tuesday you were coming to bigs?
“No. I didn’t sleep because I left this morning at 4 o’clock. I came straight here, because I was stuck in the airport for a little bit.”
Excited to be here
“Mucho. A lot.”
“I couldn’t believe that I was coming here. They told me and I didn’t believe it.”
“After [Tuesday’s Gwinnett] game, they called me into the manager’s office and told me.”
[Fredi Gonzalez gave Vizcaino the lineup cards and the lineup from the dugout, all of which were stacked in the rookie’s locker.]