You know looking ahead I dont see any way that anyone can beat the Astros for the Wild Card. No, I'm not being pessimistic but think about not only do they have Roger Clemens, Roy Oswalt and Andy Pettite (who in my opinion are no better than Patterson, Hernandez and Loaiza) but they also have the easiest schedule ahead by far. I'm pretty sure that most of their remaining games are against losing teams. Also, while they're getting to beat up on the weaker opponents of the NL Central, all the NL-East teams including the Nationals are going to be beating up on each other. You know dragging each other down the standings. I know baseball is a game of miracles but all logic points to the Astros winning the wild card.
And also, you guys are exaggerating how important yesterdayz game was, As long as we win either today or the game Patterson pitches. We'll be in good shape and I dont see why we cant win the first two games of the series against the Braves since we got Loaiza and Livan pitching.