Atlanta Braves: (71-50; Leader)
The Braves took two of three form the Washington Nationals. The Bravos will travel to Chicago to play the Cubs. So apparently, Derrek Lee won’t have far to travel.
Philadelphia Phillies: (68-52; -2.5)
The Phillies took two of three from the San Francisco Giants, (they did not face Lincecum), and will head home to play the Nationals.
Florida Marlins: (60-60; -10.5)
The Marlins took three of four from the Pittsburgh Pirates, and will head to Houston for three. The Marlins gave Wes Helms a $1 million extension for next year. Also, they have recalled Andrew Miller at the expense of Taylor Tankersley. Oh, and a team has reportedly claimed Cody Ross off waivers.
Washington Nationals: (52-69; -19)
The Nationals dropped two of three and will head to Philadelphia for the Phillies. Wilson Ramos made his National debut during the week. Strasburg pitches Saturday.
Weekly Stat: 2011 Draft Update
For the first time in three years, we have no NL East team within striking distance of winning the Anthony Rendon sweepstakes for the number 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft.
The Nationals are in line to be 8th (9th when you factor in Arizona’s extra pick). The Mets are in 12th (13th) and the Marlins are 15th (17th when you factor in Milwaukee’s extra pick).