Smyly held the Cardinals hitless before allowing an infield single to Paul Goldschmidt. Luke Jackson relieved Smyly at that point, and after allowing another infield single to Nolan Arenado, Luke struck out Tyler O’Neill to end the 6th. Will Smith pitched a perfect 7th to record his 13th save.
The first game was all Cardinals as Adam Wainwright pitched the 7 inning complete game, allowing 3 hits and striking out 11, and St. Louis reached Braves starter Bryse Wilson for 5 runs on 8 hits over 4+ innings.
The Braves trailed 3 – 1 after 4, but after the first 2 Cardinal batters reached, Josh Tomlin relieved Wilson and promptly surrendered a 3 run homer to Goldschmidt to break the game open. In the 6th, Sean Newcomb swept up the broken pieces, lit them on fire, and threw them down a rat hole, giving up the final 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks.
The Braves got through the doubleheader using 5 relievers no more than an inning apiece, and have 6 fresh arms when they visit the Mets on Monday for 2 more. Ian Anderson and Jacob deGrom scheduled at 5:10, and Kyle Muller vs. Tobe Determined at 8:10.