Hooray, a 2-0 win over the Nats to start the season! Love it!! Obviously the big stories were Heyward's big homer and Lowe's strong start. Here's a video: Braves happy to win for Gonzalez (JHey, Chipper, Lowe, Freddie)
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Postgame quotes in the AJC -- I especially liked what Freddie said to Jason...
On his pal Jason Heyward’’s homer:
“That’s two years in a row, first at-bat. I guess we’ve got to keep that going next year.”
What did you say to him afterward in dugout?
And all of Friday's closer's verbiage...
***CRAIG KIMBRELThis is going to be a fun year, you know? :D
“It felt real good. I was still nervous – I’m going to be nervous every time I go out there. Nervous and excited.
“Hopefully this season me and Jonny are going to have a lot of opportunities to do that, because if we’re put in those situations that means we’re winning a lot of ballgames.”
Being used back-to-back with Jonny Venters: “Whatever order it’s in, that’s going to be good.”
“Awesome game. Everybody did their part today, and that’s why we got a W.”
Did he even feel the cold with all his adrenaline:
“It was cold. When I got back in here I had to take my shoes off so I could let my toes thaw out.”
FSS postgame video interviews with JHey and Fredi Gonzalez