Today could go down as one of the most important days in the Braves' chase of the wild card.
Not only did Atlanta beat Florida 3-2 to keep their wild card lead, but the Phillies also announced Roy Halladay wouldn't pitch against the Braves in Atlanta this weekend and now it looks as if Roy Oswalt won't be making his start, either.
Oswalt told David Hale of the News Journal that he doesn't expect to make his start, but will continue to throw in the bullpen.
"I think we need to throw a little bit more than normal between [games] so you'll be fresh," Oswalt said. "A lot of times if you take too much time off, you'll get a little high in the zone. You need to work back down. So I'll throw a little extra between now and whenever I start."
The Phillies have yet to make it official that Oswalt won't start.
UPDATE: To make things even better for the Braves, the Padres lost 5-2 to the Cubs, giving the Braves a 1 1/2 game lead in the wild card. Also with their loss to the Dodgers, the Rockies were eliminated from the wild card race.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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