1st. Atlanta Braves- 72-64
2nd. Philadelphia Phillies- 70-66 (2 GB)
3rd. New York Mets- 69-68 (3 GB)
4th. Miami Marlins- 57-80 (15 GB)
5th. Washington Nationals- 56-80 (15.5 GB)
The Braves started their week by suffering a three game sweep on the road at the hands of the Dodgers. Two of the three games were tied going into the eight inning, with Atlanta actually taking a lead in one, but the Braves bullpen couldn’t hang on.
Atlanta then wrapped up their road trip with four in Colorado. They dropped the first two games before salvaging the final one. Charlie Morton went seven innings and allowed two runs on two hits while the Braves offense smacked four home runs in a 9-2 win. Ozzie Albies homered on the first pitch of the game and Adam Duvall added a three run home run to pair with a two run shot from Austin riley and a solo home run from Travis d’Arnaud.
Upcoming games- Three at home with the Nats followed by three with the Marlins
The Phillies started the week with a three game sweep of the Nats on the road, extending their winning streak to six games. They erased a 6-0 deficit in the final game to secure the sweep, powered by a four RBI day from Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen started the comeback with a bases-clearing double in the sixth and an RBI single in the eighth.
Philadelphia then traveled to their house of horrors in Miami. They dropped the first two but did barely eke out a win in the final game. Odubel Herrera’s RBI single in the tenth inning gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead and Ian Kennedy closed out a bullpen game with two perfect innings with four strikeouts.
Upcoming games- Three in Milwaukee followed by four at home with the Rockies
New York Mets
The Mets started their week with a three game sweep of the Marlins at home, including a doubleheader. They scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in the first game to turn a 5-1 deficit into a 6-5 victory. Michael Conforto won it with a two run single that scored Pete Alonso and Javier Baez.
New York then traveled to Washington for five games in four days, with a doubleheader on Saturday and the finale coming on Monday. So far, the Mets have taken three of four in the series. Sunday’s game featured a 13-6 outburst with six total home runs, four from the Mets. Javier Baez went 4-4 with one of the home runs and two RBIs. Kevin Pillar added a grand slam in the top of the ninth to push the lead to seven runs from three.
Upcoming games- Finale in Washington, Three in Miami, then three at home with cross-town rivals the Yankees
The Nats suffered a sweep at home by the Phillies to start their week. Patrick Corbin was roughed up in game two, surrendering six runs on nine hits in five innings with four walks and four strikeouts. The left hander has had a season to forget, as Corbin is now 7-14 in 26 starts with a ghastly 6.26 ERA.
Washington then started five games at home with the Mets. They have dropped three of four so far, with the lone win coming in the second half of a doubleheader on Saturday. Josh Rodgers threw 5 ⅓ innings while allowing three runs on five hits and collected the win in his first MLB appearance since 2019 due to Tommy John surgery.
Upcoming games- Finale with the Mets, three in Atlanta, three in Pittsburgh
The Marlins were swept out of New York by the Mets to start their week. Michael Conforto tortured Miami in the series, notching a walk-off base hit and an eventual game winning three run home run, both in the same day.
Miami then returned home to hose the Phillies for three. They took two of the three, including a comeback win on Saturday. The Marlins trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth until a two run home run from Lewis Brinson gave them the lead after a Miguel Rojas RBI single. Trevor Rogers threw 4 ⅓ innings while allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts in his first appearance since July 31st due to family emergencies.