And exhale . . .
A 4th inning Pedro Feliz grand slam allowed tonight's capacity crowd at Citizens Bank Park to wave their rally towels in the air, and wave them like they just didn't care. We stood and waved ours too. An RBI double by Jimmy Rollins in the 3rd and a 2-run home run from Jayson Werth in the 5th inning (his 35th) added to the night's offense. The win dropped the magic number to clinch the NL East down to 2.
J.A. Happ pitched into the 6th inning tonight, allowing just three earned runs, on his way to recording his 12th win of the year. Ryan Madson recorded a 2-inning save (27 pitches, 22 strikes) for his 10th save of the year.
Get Well Soon, Jamie: Jamie Moyer left the game after the 7th inning after falling to the ground with a left groin strain.
This Just In: The Marlins held on to defeat the Braves tonight in Atlanta by a score of 5-4. Ladies and gentlemen, the magic number is now 1.