Fredi Gonzalez didn't sound like the manager of the National League's best team Friday night.
After his Atlanta Braves struck out 18 times against Detroit's Anibal Sanchez in a 10-0 loss, Gonzalez's postgame news conference lasted barely more than 10 seconds.
Gonzalez, who managed Sanchez from 2007 until 2010 with the Florida Marlins, said he had seen Sanchez throw that well before.
"He was pretty good, and we weren't," Gonzalez said of Friday night's performance. "That's about it, boys. That's all I've got for you. You guys have a good one."
With that, Gonzalez ended his remarks and left his hitters to account for their performance, leading into Saturday's matchup against Rick Porcello (MLB on FOX, 12:35 p.m. ET).
In fitting with the increased tolerance for strikeouts among contemporary hitters, though, the Braves didn't seem aghast at their performance. And that, in a way, was understandable: The Braves entered Friday with the best record in baseball despite striking out more...