R.A. Dickey gave the Braves a much needed boost, allowing only 1 run in 7 innings, and Brandon Phillips had 2 hits, including a 2 run homer in the 5th to provide a 4 – 0 lead, helping the Braves to salvage 1 of 3 games from the Cardinals and break a 5 game losing streak. The Cardinals cut the lead to 5 – 3 in the 8th and loaded the bases with one out, mainly as Jim Johnson allowed 3 hits, including a solo home run by Paul DeJong. Jose Ramirez did the hard work; Arodys Vizcaino got the save.

Jace Peterson hit a pinch hit triple in the 9th and scored on a wild pitch to conclude the scoring. Ender Inciarte went 3 for 5, and Danny Santana, Sixth Hitter Extraordinaire, added an RBI.

The Braves are now 14 – 22 since Freddie Freeman‘s return from the disabled list, and remain in 4th place, a game behind the Mets and 17 behind the Nationals.  On to Colorado Monday.

The 2nd funniest thing I ever heard about St. Louis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KzPirIQkPQ