"He's a playful guy on the mound," Gonzalez said. "He likes to have fun on the mound, and we like to have fun, too. If he's going to play that way, which is fine, he shouldn't get upset when we hit a home run and have fun ourselves. Then it was boys being boys after that.
"I'm going to chalk it up to a young kid, really talented. He's going to be around the big league a lot of years."
NOTES: Marlins' RHP Nathan Eovaldi (back tightness) is unlikely to make his scheduled start on Thursday. Manager Mike Redmond said he will likely start LHP Brian Flynn. The Braves will counter with RHP Freddy Garcia in the finale of a four-game series. ... Braves' 2B Dan Uggla, slumping with a career-low batting average of .181, was held out of the starting lineup for the third game in a row. ... The Braves have spent an MLB-high 163 consecutive days in first place. The 12-game lead they enjoyed in the NL East entering Tuesday was their largest since 2002. ... Marlins' C Jeff Mathis (thumb injury) missed his second straight start. ... The Braves sent LHP Paul Maholm to Atlanta to get an MRI on his left elbow. RHP David Hale will take his spot in the rotation and is set to make his MLB debut Friday against San Diego.