Standings

1st. New York Mets- 40-33

2nd. Washington Nationals- 37-38 (4 GB)

3rd. Atlanta Braves- 37-40 (5 GB)

4th. Philadelphia Phillies- 36-39 (5 GB)

5th. Miami Marlins- 33-34 (9 GB)

 

Recap

New York Mets 

The Mets started their week splitting four games in three days at home with the Braves. Their offense tallied 13 hits and 7 runs in the final game of the series, winning 7-3. Francisco Lindor homered and knocked in three while Edwin Diaz notched a five out save to shut the door and collect his 16th save of the season. 

New York then hosted Philadelphia for four in three days. They split those four games, with both wins being in walk-off fashion after late inning comebacks. The Mets trailed 1-0 in the seventh inning of game one of the doubleheader and won 2-1, and they trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday and won 4-3. 

Upcoming games- One in Washington as a makeup, three in Atlanta, then three with cross town rival Yankees on the road

 

Washington Nationals

The Nats took both games of a quick two game series in Philadelphia to start their week. Wednesday was a wild 13-12 game in which they erased 5-0, 9-5, and 12-11 deficits. Kyle Schwarber’s three run home run tied the game at five in the fifth, then Josh Bell’s grand slam in the sixth turned a 9-7 deficit into a 11-9 lead. Starlin Castro’s two run single in the ninth gave the Nats the final lead of the game. 

Washington stayed on the road for four in Miami. They split those four games, starting with a 7-3 win in game one that featured two more home runs from Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber has 12 home runs in his last 15 games and 13 in June, all of which have come since June 12th. 

Upcoming games- Makeup game at home with the Mets, two at home with Tampa Bay, four at home with the Dodgers 

 

Atlanta Braves 

The Braves split four on the road with the Mets to begin their week. Charlie Morton earned the 200th win of his career on Tuesday as part of a 3-0 shutout. Morton went seven innings while allowing just one hit and two walks with 11 strikeouts. Dansby Swanson’s three run home run in the third was all the offense needed.

Atlanta then traveled for four in Cincinnati. They split those four games, with a big day from Ronald Acuna Jr. assuring their second win. Acuna went 2-4 with a mammoth home run and an RBI double. The 23-year-old’s 21 home runs are fifth in the majors, five back of the leader Vladimir Guerrero Jr.. 

Upcoming games- Six at home with three against the Mets and three against the Marlins 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 

The Phillies dropped both games at home against the Nats to begin a week full of blown saves. They blew three leads alone, two of four or more runs, in the second game of this series. 

Philadelphia then went to New York for four with the Mets. They had late leads in all of the games, including game one when Aaron Nola tied Tom Seaver’s record of 10 consecutive strikeouts, but they ultimately split the series thanks to poor defense and blown saves. Zack Wheeler earned them the split with seven shutout innings on Sunday in a 4-2 win. 

Upcoming games- One in Cincinnati as a makeup followed by six at home starting with three against the Marlins and ending with three with the Padres 

 

Miami Marlins

Miami dropped both games of a short series with the Blue Jays at home to start their week. They managed just two runs and eight total hits in the two games. 

The Marlins then hosted Washington for four. They split those four, with the highlight being an 11-2 onslaught in game two of the series. Garrett Cooper went 4-5 with a two run home run and Miguel Rojas notched 4 RBIs with a three run home run as part of the team’s 11 total hits. 

Upcoming games- Three in Philadelphia followed by three in Atlanta