“One guy beat us today,” Hudson said. “He accounted for all the runs.”
Uggla was left off the All-Star roster as Phillies manager Charlie Manuel instead selected Braves utility infielder Omar Infante(notes), while Atlanta second baseman Martin Prado(notes) was the top pick on players’ ballots.
Uggla, picked to the 2006 and 2008 All-Star teams, offered a reminder of his credentials when he hit his 16th homer in the fourth to push Florida’s lead to 3-1. He leads all National League middle infielders in home runs, and carries a .271 batting average.
“All the guys who made the team deserved it,” Uggla said, taking the high road. “I’m just going to enjoy my four days off.”
Florida manager Edwin Rodriguez said Uggla “deserved to be on the team, but Prado has had a great year and deserves it, too.”
Florida avoided a sweep in the three-game set as the Braves won each series during a 6-3 homestand. The loss dropped Atlanta’s lead in the NL East to two games over the Mets.
Nolasco (8-6) struck out a season high 11 while allowing six hits and two runs.
“He set the tempo,” Rodriguez said. “He worked fast, threw strikes, got ahead in the count.”
Nolasco said Atlanta’s lineup “is as tough as it gets.”
“I felt good with my fastball,” Nolasco said. “I had good command. … We couldn’t come in here and get swept. Hopefully, this will get us going.”
Tim Hudson (8-4), one of five Atlanta All-Stars, gave up six hits and three runs in eight innings. Hudson has pitched at least seven innings in six straight starts. He walked one, struck out seven and finished with four straight scoreless innings.
Infante, who has started at four positions, struck out as a pinch-hitter to end the game.
Florida’s All-Star selections were starting pitcher Josh Johnson(notes) and Hanley Ramirez(notes), who will be the first NL shortstop to make three straight starts since Ozzie Smith (1983-92) started 10 straight.
“It one-hopped me,” Hudson said. “It actually hit off my knee. If I had a split second more, I probably get my glove on it.”
Jones remained in the game after he walked as a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
NOTES: Braves 1B Troy Glaus(notes) missed his second straight start after having a cortisone shot in his sore left knee. … LF Matt Diaz(notes) had a double in his first start since his return on Tuesday from thumb surgery. … LHP Billy Wagner(notes) is one of five players to be considered in voting for the final NL spot. … Left-handed hitters are 1 for 20 against LHP Taylor Tankersley(notes), including McCann’s out on a fly ball in the eighth. … Attendance was 44,163.