Short memory key for Braves after tough loss

Short memory key for Braves after tough loss

WASHINGTON -- The Braves delivered a common message when talking about the painful 5-4 loss to the Nationals on Monday night: The only thing to do is to forget the 13-inning defeat and move on.

"We played hard; we did everything we could to win the game," said left fielder Martin Prado. "It's part of the game. Somebody has to win. Somebody has to lose."

The Braves bounced back from an early 4-1 deficit to tie the game in the fifth inning against Jordan Zimmermann, the National League ERA leader coming into the game. But after that, despite a number of good scoring chances, they couldn't push across the go-ahead run.

Starting pitcher Tim Hudson said afterward that there was nothing left for the Braves to do at that point except just move on to the next game.

"We fought and fought the whole game. Didn't have enough out there in the end," he said. "There's really nothing to say. They beat us. We've got to put it behind us, and come out [Tuesday] and try to win."