Standings

1st. New York Mets- 55-49

2nd. Philadelphia Phillies- 52-53 (3.5 GB)

3rd. Atlanta Braves- 52-54 (4 GB)

4th. Washington Nationals- 49-56 (6.5 GB)

5th. Miami Marlins- 44-61 (11.5 GB)

 

Recap

New York Mets 

The Mets started their week winning two of five against the Braves at home. Michael Conforto threw out the tying run from right field in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game to preserve a 2-1 victory. Brandon Drury’s pinch-hit home run in the 7th was the difference, backing up 5 ⅓ strong from Tyler Megill.

New York then dropped two of three at home to Cincinnati. Newly acquired Javier Baez homered in his Mets debut as part of a 5-4 walk-off win. Brandon Drury once again delivered in the clutch, singling to right field to drive in the winning run in the tenth after Dominic Smith did the same to center field to tie the game in the ninth. 

Upcoming games- Seven game road trip with four in Miami followed by three in Philadelphia 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 

The Phillies split four games at home with the Nationals to start their week, capping off the series with a wild 11-7 victory in the second game of a doubleheader in which they trailed 7-0 in the third inning. Rhys Hoskins, Alec Bohm, and Andrew McCutchen all homered and Bohm and McCutchen totaled four RBIs as part of the comeback. Finally, Brad Miller clubbed a walk-off grand slam in the eighth to put an exclamation point on the win. 

Philadelphia then dropped two of three on the road to the lowly Pirates, however they avoided a sweep with a commanding 15-4 win on Sunday. Kyle Gibson threw 6 ⅓ while allowing two runs in his Phillies debut on the mound, while J.T. Realmuto led the offense with a 5-6 day and 4 RBIs. Philadelphia totaled nine doubles in the game, with three from Bryce Harper and two from Realmuto and Jean Segura each. 

Upcoming game- Four in Washington followed by three at home with the Mets 

 

Atlanta Braves

The Braves took three of five from the Mets on the road to start their week. The highlight was a 12-5 showing on Tuesday night. Austin Riley homered twice in the game, including a grand slam in the fourth inning. Riley finished with a total of 6 RBI on two hits. The third baseman is now hitting .370 over his last 15 games with 7 home runs and 18 RBI. Charlie Morton threw five innings while allowing three runs on five hits with five strikeouts on the mound for Atlanta. 

Atlanta then dropped two of three to the Brewers at home following the trade deadline where they reworked their entire outfield. Their win was an 8-1 contest that featured another grand slam, this time from Dansby Swanson. Swanson homered twice including the slam and totaled 7 RBIs. 

Upcoming games- Three in St. Louis followed by three at home with the Nats

 

Washington Nationals

The Nats split four games in Philadelphia to start their week. Max Scherzer threw six innings while allowing one run on three hits in his final start with the Nats on Thursday in a 3-1 win. Yan Gomes’ two run home run in the seventh proved the difference in the game. Scherzer was then traded to the Dodgers along with Trea Turner and Gomes was traded to the A’s. 

Washington then took two of three from the Cubs at home to finish a week where they traded away a majority of their team. Yadiel Hernandez’ walk-off home run secured a 6-5 win on Sunday. It was just Hernandez’ fourth home run of the season and his second of the game. 

Upcoming games- Four at home with Philadelphia followed by three in Atlanta 

 

Miami Marlins 

The Marlins started a light week splitting two on the road in Baltimore. Sandy Alcantara pitched well in his first start since the passing of his mother, going 6 innings while allowing three runs on six hits. The Marlins offense homered three times in the game, with Sandy Leon’s three run homer in the second giving them a lead thy wouldn’t surrender. 

Miami then traveled to the Bronx for three with the Mets that ended badly for them, as they were swept out of New York. New Yankee Anthony Rizzo homered twice in the series and totaled three RBIs, including one on a single that tied the game and started an eighth inning rally on Sunday. 

Upcoming games- Four at home with the Mets followed by three in Colorado