The Braves came into the double-header with every chance of dropping out of first place, and they looked it. The pre-game pall became heavier when Johnny Logan (kneed in the back in Friday's game) told Haney, "It's no use, Boss, can't even bend over." Logan had been the nucleus of what little power remained to Milwaukee.
Yet the Braves got 22 hits to sweep both games from the Cubs. The clubhouse was a scene of joy for a change. Burdette shouted, "Now, write this down very carefully: Lew Burdette is very happy, yessiree, very happy." He began to sing Side by Side. Crandall said: "The turning point, that's what it was."
had Jablonski at third instead of Grammas for the last game at St. Louis, and Jabbo missed three plays which cost the Redlegs the game—a four-hour heartbreaker which ended in the 13th inning. The players walked off the field with bowed heads, as if they were all praying. The nine-hour train ride to New York would be a black one.
beat the Giants with the aid of four runs driven in by Hero of the Week Carl Furillo. Afterward, Jackie Robinson summed up Dodger feeling about the Braves: "They've never been through this before. We have. We haven't been playing good ball, but we've been winning and coming from behind." One game off the pace? That was fine by Robby. "I don't know if we're going to win—our hitting is awful—but I'd say we have a hell of a chance now."