1st. New York Mets- 44-24
2nd. Atlanta Braves- 36-29 (5.5 GB)
3rd. Philadelphia Phillies- 36-32 (8 GB)
4th. Miami Marlins- 29-35 (13 GB)
5th. Washington Nationals- 24-46 (21 GB)
New York Mets
The Mets started their week by taking two of three from the Brewers at home. Chris Bassitt was outstanding in a 4-0 win on Tuesday. Bassitt threw 8 shutout innings while allowing three hits and a walk with 7 strikeouts. Pete Alonso led the offense with a pair of RBI singles in the first and fifth inning respectively.
New York then played host for four games with the Marlins. They took three of those four, including a 10-4 win in the opener. Francisco Lindor smacked a three-run home run in the first to immediately set the tone for the series and collected four total RBIs. Pete Alonso also had four RBIs thanks to a grand slam in the sixth.
Upcoming games- Two in Houston followed by three in Miami
The Braves swept out the Nats in three games to push their winning streak to 14 early in the week. Austin Riley homered twice in the final game of the series to push his season total to 18, one behind N.L. leader Pete Alonso. Riley finished 3-5 with 4 RBI thanks to the pair of two-run blasts.
Atlanta then finally had their winning streak snapped when they dropped the first two of three to the Cubs at Wrigley. They avoided the sweep with a 6-0 win on Sunday. A three-run home run from Travis d’Arnaud in the first inning set the tone for the win. Matt Olson finished the day 3-3 with an RBI double to break a 3-22 slump.
Upcoming games- Seven game homestand starting with four against the Giants followed by three with the Dodgers
The Phillies took two of three from the Marlins to bounce back after having their win streak snapped last Sunday. Garrett Stubbs clinched the series with a walk-off, two out, two strike, three-run home run to save the Phillies from a 1-0 loss. Stubbs’ heroics ensured that Kyle Gibson’s superb start of 8 innings with just one run allowed and 6 strikeouts did not go to waste.
Philadelphia then traveled for five with the Nationals on the road. They took four of those five, including both games of a doubleheader on Friday. Bryce Harper entered the first game as a pinch hitter and ripped a two-run double to tie the game at 5-5 before J.T. Realmuto had to give the Phillies the go-ahead run in the 10th with a single in the 8-7 win. Matt Vierling also homered twice in the contest for hit first career multi-homer game. Vierling is hitting .333 with an OPS of .988 in the month of June.
Upcoming games- Two in Texas followed by four in San Diego
Miami dropped two of three on the road in Philadelphia to begin their week. They stole a win on Tuesday with three runs in the top of the ninth to turn a 9-8 loss into an 11-9 win. The Marlins homered four times in the game, but it was a single by Garrett Cooper and a double from Jesus Aguilar with the bases loaded that gave them the win.
The Fish then traveled to New York for four with the Mets over the weekend. They dropped three of four, winning just the third game by a score of 6-2. Rookie Jerar Encarnacion clubbed a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning for his first career hit in his first MLB game. Sandy Alcantara turned out another good start on the mound, going eight innings while allowing just two runs on six hits with 8 K’s.
Upcoming games- Six at home starting with three against the Rockies followed by three with the Mets
The Nats were swept out by the Braves to push their losing streak to four to start the week. Their pitching staff was tagged for 10 runs on Tuesday in a 10-4 loss. Starter Jackson Tetreault was charged with 7 runs on 9 hits including three home runs in just four innings pitched. Andres Machado, the first reliever out of the bullpen, surrendered two more runs on two additional home runs.
Washington’s losing streak stretched to seven before they snapped it by taking the last game of a five-game series with the Phillies over the weekend. Juan Soto blasted a three-run home run in the second for just his second hit of the series. Maikel Franco punished his former team with a two-run home run in a 2-3 day while Cesar Hernandez did the same with an RBI double in the fourth.