1st. Atlanta Braves- 83-72
2nd. Philadelphia Phillies- 81-75 (2.5)
3rd. New York Mets- 73-82 (E)
4th. Miami Marlins- 64-91 (E)
5th. Washington Nationals- 64-92 (E)
The Braves took care of business out in Arizona to start their week, taking three of four from the Diamondbacks. Ozzie Albies clubbed his 30th home run on Wednesday and crossed the 100 RBI mark in a 9-2 win. He became the third Braves infielder along with Austin Riley and Freddie Freeman to cross the 30 HR mark this year. Riley joined Albies in the 100 RBI category Saturday in San Diego, giving Atlanta just the fifth set of teammates aged 24 or younger to cross 30/100 in the same season.
Atlanta went to San Diego and took three of four to extend their lead to 2.5 games. Jorge Soler totaled four RBIs out of the lead-off spot on Saturday in a 10-8 win. Soler’s three run home run in the sixth tied the game at 7-7 and his double in the top of the tenth put Atlanta into the lead.
Final week of games- Six at home starting with three against the Phillies and ending with three with the Mets
The Phillies continued their push towards first place by taking two of three from the Orioles at home. J.T. Realmuto delivered a two run triple in the bottom of the tenth on Tuesday to save a then-floundering Phillies offense and deliver a 3-2 win. The Phillies previously struggled to score against Baltimore, with Andrew McCutchen’s home run in the sixth their first run in 14 innings against the Orioles.
Philadelphia then hosted the Pirates for four in their final home stand of the season. They took three of those four, with Ranger Suarez throwing a complete game shutout in the third game. The left hander allowed just four hits with no walks and seven strikeouts and only threw 97 pitches in the 3-0 victory. Matt Vierling and Bryce Harper added solo home runs, with Vierling’s being the first of his career.
Final week- Three in Atlanta followed by three in Miami
New York Mets
The Mets dropped both games in Boston against the Red Sox to begin their final slate of games. Kyle Schwarber homered twice on Wednesday in a 12-5 Boston win for their seventh straight victory. The lefty finished 3-4 with 4 RBIs and reached base four times in five plate appearances.
New York then traveled to Milwaukee for three. They were swept there as well, ending the week 0-5 and being officially eliminated from postseason contention. Corbin Burnes went seven innings while allowing one run on Saturday in a 3-2 Brewers win. Rich Hill was effective for the Mets with five innings of one run ball, but was ultimately not backed up by the offense.
Final week- Three at home with Miami followed by three in Atlanta
The Marlins dropped two of three to the Nats at home to start their week. The first game was an 8-7 victory thanks to a walk-off wild pitch in the tenth. Jazz Chisholm homered in the game, his 17th of the season, and tallied three RBIs.
Miami then traveled for three with cross state rival Tampa Bay. They were swept by the Rays, including an 8-0 shutout on Friday. Ryan Yarbrough went six shutout innings while allowing just two hits in relief of opener David Robertson. Those two hits were the only ones Miami had.
Final week- Four in New York followed by three at home with Philadelphia
The Nats took two of three in Miami to start their final road trip of the season. Starter Josh Rogers threw 7 ⅔ innings while allowing one run on five hits in a 7-1 win on Tuesday. It was just his fourth start of the year and 12th of his career.
Washington then traveled to Cincinnati for four. They won the first game but then dropped the next three. Juan Soto homered twice in that win, a 3-2 victory on Friday. Soto has reached base safely in 24 of his last 33 plate appearances dating back to September 19th.