Kenley Jansen had a rough outing in the 9thand blew the save in a 1 run game, as the Braves lost a game to the Mets in the standings.
The Braves jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 4th inning off of Jordan Montgomery. Olson and Riley led off with singles, and TDA hit a 3 run homer. Later in the inning, Contreras hit a hustle double and Harris singled him in. In the bottom of the inning, however, Morton walked the leadoff man and allowed a 2 run homer to Andrew Knizner of all people. The next inning, Olson and Riley hit consecutive doubles for the 5th run which capped the Braves scoring.
Morton allowed another 2 run homer to Arenado in the 5th inning. He didn’t really have his best stuff, allowing the 4 runs in 5 innings, and it took him 93 pitches to get through 5.
With a 5-4 lead, it became a battle of the bullpens. Both bullpens were sharp. The Cardinals threw JC Romero, Jordan Hicks, and Ryan Helsley, who were all throwing gas. McHugh, Iglesias, and Minter pitched the 6ththrough the 8th for the Braves.
In the bottom of the 9th, Jansen allowed a 1 out double to Brendan Donovan, who reached 3rd on a wild pitch. Jansen really struggled with his control. He pitched around Goldschmidt, but with a 1-2 count on Arenado, he hit him with a pitch to lead the bases. Corey Dickerson hit an infield single to score the tying run. Then, Jansen walked Tyler O’Neill with the bases loaded for the winning run.
Jake Odorizzi pitches tonight against Adam Wainwright as the Braves try to take 2 out of 3 on the road.