Standings

1st. New York Mets- 12-5

2nd. Miami Marlins- 7-8 (4 GB)

3rd. Atlanta Braves- 7-10 (5 GB)

4th. Philadelphia Phillies- 6-10 (5.5 GB)

5th. Washington Nationals- 6-12 (6.5 GB)

 

Recap

New York Mets

The Mets won three of four at home over the Giants to start their week. Francisco Lindor walked off the first game of a double header on Tuesday with an RBI single to center, giving the Mets a 5-4 lead. Max Scherzer tossed a gem in the nightcap, going seven innings while allowing just one hit and one with three walks and ten strikeouts in a 3-1 win. 

New York then traveled for three in Arizona. They took two of three from the D-Backs, including a 6-5 win in extra innings in the opener. Starling Marte beat out a ground ball hit to third after review that allowed the winning run to score in the top of the tenth inning. Marte’s hustle assured that the Mets wouldn’t let their earlier 5-1 lead go to waste. 

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

 

Atlanta Braves

The Braves dropped two of three to the Dodgers in L.A. to begin their week. Max Fried was spectacular in their 3-1 win, as he held the high-powered Dodgers to just two hits in seven innings while striking out eight. It was a return to form for Fried who had previously given up 7 runs in 11 innings on the season. 

Atlanta then played host to the Marlins for three. They surprisingly dropped two of three, with the only win coming in the opener. Kyle Wright continued his brilliant start in the game, throwing six shutout innings with four hits and a career-high 11 strikeouts to just one walk. The 26-year-old has now allowed just two earned runs in three starts this season, with both of them coming in one game. 

Upcoming games- Three at home with the Cubs followed by three in Texas with the Rangers

 

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies continued their early season slump by dropping two of three to the Rockies in Colorado. They were able to avoid the sweep however with a 9-6 win in the final game of the series. Philadelphia hit four home runs in the game, one of which was a three-run shot from Johan Camargo as part of a 4-5 day. Camargo is off to a surprising start, hitting .341 with an OPS of .835 in 13 games. 

Philadelphia then hosted the Brewers for three. They dropped two after winning the opener, including the second game in which they held a 3-0 lead. However, they were able to win the first game thanks to a rally in the bottom of the eighth. Alec Bohm singled with the bases loaded to drive in two to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead before Johan Camargo tacked on another single to push the eventual finals score to 4-2. 

Upcoming games- Four games at home with the Rockies followed by three in New York with the Mets

 

Miami Marlins

The Marlins lost two of three at home to the Cardinals to start the week. They were able to win the finale however in a 5-0 shutout. Pablo Lopez was stellar again in the contest, tossing seven innings while allowing just three hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. Lopez’ 0.52 ERA through three starts leads all starting pitchers. 

Miami then traveled for three with the Braves in Atlanta. They impressively took two of three on the road, including a 9-7 win on Saturday that spoiled the Braves World Series ring ceremony. Jazz Chisholm Jr. had a monster game, going 4-6 with 3 RBI including a lead-off home run. Chisholm is now hitting .295 on the young season with a 1.067 OPS. 

Upcoming games- Three in Washington followed by three at home with the Mariners

 

Washington Nationals

The Nats split a four-game series at home with the Diamondback including winning both games of a double header. They won 6-1 in the early game thanks to a three-run eighth inning that was kickstarted by an RBI single from Josh Bell. Bell has been hot to start the year, as he’s hitting .345 with a .955 OPS through 17 games played. Washington then won the late half of the doubleheader 1-0 in a pitcher’s duel won by Joan Adon. The rookie right hander went 6.1 innings while allowing three hits before handing it off to a bullpen that allowed just three base runners the rest of the way. 

Washington then hosted the Giants for three over the weekend. They were swept in the series, with the final nail being a 12-3 drubbing on Sunday. Joc Pederson finished the day 3-3 with e RBIs including two home runs for the Giants out of the leadoff spot. Nationals’ starter Joan Adon lasted just four innings and surrendered five runs on six hits. 

Upcoming games- Three at home with Miami followed by three in San Francisco