Summary: Five total pitchers were all the Phillies needed in muscling all three from the Braves. Roy Oswalt saved the best for last by combining with Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge on a one-hitter as Raul Ibanez's two-out double in the eighth pushed across the game's only run in Wednesday's 1-0 victory. The Phils reduced their incredible and magical shrinking number to four with nine to play and have won 10 straight.
Beerleaguer: The Phillies have become masters of the 162-game schedule. They know precisely when it's acceptable to let off the gas and when it's time to step on it. They over-prepare, because that's what winners do. They set a target on this series weeks ago - making the trade for Oswalt, lining up their rotation - and pierced Atlanta with three shots to the center of mass. The Braves can't even limp home. They're already dead.