Four losses in a row have the Braves down to their final game of the season for a shot at making the playoffs, this after leading the wild card by 8 ½ games three weeks ago.

But their ace Tim Hudson will take the mound at Turner Field on Wednesday night against the Phillies confident.

"I'm ready," Hudson said after Tuesday's loss. "I feel good about it. I feel like we're going to go out there and win the ball game tomorrow. Hopefully with the win it's a clinch. If not, we'll go to St. Louis and take care of business there."