And then it was 2...the magic number that is.
After falling behind early 3-0, Atlanta fought back again today to defeat Florida, 5-3. Marcus Giles drove in 3 runs, including 2 with a home run in the 5th inning. Catcher Brian McCann chipped in 3 hits as well for the Braves offense.
Jorge Sosa didn't have his best stuff this afternoon, but kept the Braves in the game. The bullpen was superb, pitching 4 scoreless innings and allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks, while striking out 5.
I don't want to jinx them, but maybe the Braves turned the corner here.
In Cincinnati, the Phillies took the rubber game of the 3 game set with the Reds so the Braves magic number will remain at 2. Philadelphia trails Atlanta by 5 games for the NL Eastern Division lead.
Next up for the Braves are the Colorado Rockies who come to town tomorrow. Colorado rookie Mike Esposito will oppose Atlanta's Horacio Ramirez. The Braves can clinch their 14th straight division title with a win tomorrow, combined with a Phillies loss against the Mets.
Get the champagne ready!