What, you don’t like that sculpture? (Last home run hit it smack in middle, on the sun.)
“Ha. No, I thought it was pretty cool. The whole stadium, I thought, was really cool. It’s different. It’s fun to see and play in new places that are different from other places you’ve played in. So I was happy to come here and see the new ballpark. I thought they did a great job.”
“It’s a big park. Probably like Citi Field before they brought the fences in. But they have a lot of guys on this [Marlins] team who have a lot of thump. If they get it, it’s going to go. It may take away some of the cheapies, but that’s part of the game. Not every park is going to play like Philly or Cincy.”
Did you get the ball back (200th homer)?
“No. Somebody may have gotten it, I don’t know. It’s a cool accomplishment, a cool feat. I hope to have many more.”
Like hitting against these guys? (7 homers, 20 RBIs in 21 games vs. Marlins)
“No, it just so happens I’ve caught a couple on the barrel. These guys, even when I was playing behind them I was like, man, I’m glad I don’t have to face these guys on a regular basis. But now I do, and it’s no fun. You’ve really got to get focused on and be on your ‘A’ game. Every one of these guys has a lot of weapons they can beat you with.”
On Hudson’s performance
“Huddy’s awesome. He’s a freakin’ bulldog every time he goes out there. He’s coming off back surgery this past offseason, and he goes out and battles. He’s got great stuff, he knows how to pitch, and every time he goes out there we know we have a chance to win. He’s one of those guys you love playing behind and you love having on your team and going out there every fifth day.”
“For him to go out there and battle that last inning … I know he’s got a couple of nagging things, but he’s a fighter, he’s a competitor.”
On Marlins having 21 comeback wins
“Everybody around the league sees it. This is a tough place [for a visiting team] to win. They’ve got so much talent on this team that at any given moment they can put up a six-spot before you ban blink your eye. For us to come in and get the first game of the series, it gives us a chance to sweep. We’ve got to come back in and concentrate like we did today tomorrow.”
On being the All-Star leading vote-getter among NL 2B, announced earlier Tuesday
“It’s pretty good. Definitely a shock to me. But at the same time, it’s really cool to see that people, not just Braves fans but fans around the country, like the way I play the game.”
On hitting the sun on the sculpture
“They came back in and told me I hit the sun. That’s cool. They get a distance on it or anything?” 
“This is where I started my career. To get my 200th homer here is awesome. Here or Atlanta, it would have been great [to hit it in either place].”
On the game
“It was a fun game. Just overall, the guys came out and put together some great at-bats. They were making some great plays behind me. It was one of those things where they were hitting them to our guys. I had some luck on my side for a change. It was definitely a team effort all the way around. I didn’t feel particularly great out there, but those guys hit ‘em where we were.
“They laced some balls right at our guys. It’s nice to have some luck on my side. The last couple of outings there was a little bit of tough luck. It was nice to make some pitches when I needed to, got into a couple of jams and threw some good sinkers down, let them hit ‘em to our guys and got some double plays. Freeman made a couple of really good plays at first, and Uggla was frickin’ Superman tonight.”
On Simmons’ defense
“He’s great, man. I think everybody knew that from spring training. I think it was one of those things where they wanted to let him get a little more experience and get some at-bats under his belt, then bring him up here. It’s fun. Me being a sinker baller I love to see guys throw that leather around. He looks really smooth out there. He’s got a lot of range. He looks very confident in the field. For him to be such a young guy, that’s good to see.”
Bourn can go get it, can’t he?
“He’s got those jets under his ass, you know what I’m saying?”
On the game
“Danny and Huddy were outstanding today. Those two guys by themselves did some damage, and then Simmons did a nice job too. Swung the bat well and made some nice plays defensively. And it was nice to see Huddy get his complete game. Kept his pitch count fairly low.
“It was a good game. A good, well-played game. Some good at-bats. I don’t remember the last time Huddy had five at-bats in one game, and he drove in two. It was a good day.”
On Simmons’ three-hit night
“And made some plays defensively that weren’t easy to make. Huddy kept throwing those ground balls.”
Eleven of Braves’ last 14 runs scored with two outs
“That’s the approach that we took early on. There were a couple of weeks there where it wasn’t the same cast of characters in the lineup. We’re finally getting healthy. We’ve got Freeman back swinging it pretty good. We’ve got Mac coming back from his sickness. Now all we need is Chipper. But the constant here in the last four or five games has been the pitching. Even the game we lost in Washington, it was 2-nothing. I said from the very beginning, that’s what I’d like to be known for is our pitching. Because that’s going to win you ballgames. That’s going to extend winning streaks and that kind of stuff.”
On Hudson’s complete game
“Obviously there at the end, the complete game didn’t matter to me in the ninth inning. It was more the shutout, the chance to get the shutout. If they had scored a run there he wouldn’t have finished the game, because here’s a guy who’s had back surgery and all that kind of stuff. At that point you’ve got to worry about that kind of stuff. But I think he finished with around 110 . And he really didn’t have any stressful innings.”