The incredible run continues as the Astros have passed the Cards and have now tied the Phillies sitting 4 back of the Brewers in the WC hunt. The Brewers can't score runs now...and where would they be without C.C.? This weekend's series against the Cubbies looms large as does the hurricane aiming towards Houston.
Here's a recap of the Astros recent run from MLB.com:
A 2-1 loss to Cincinnati on Aug. 26 left the Astros with a 66-66 record and no chance of reaching the playoffs without a remarkable finish. While it still has ground to make up with little season left, Houston is a legitimate contender now that a 13-1 stretch has pulled it within four games of wild card-leading Milwaukee.
The Astros (79-67), a major league-best 35-16 since the All-Star break, are 12 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2005 season 89-73.
Oswalt (14-9, 3.72 ERA) is among the biggest reasons why the Astros are playing meaningful games this month.
The Houston ace is 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA in his last 11 starts, his best of the season coming Saturday when he threw a one-hitter in a 2-0 victory at Colorado. It was the third time in Coors Field history that a pitcher threw a one-hitter or better there.