NL East Report

Atlanta Braves: (58-43; Leader)

The Braves remain in talks for maybe a bat or a reliever, but it’s likely that they stand pat. The Braves dropped two of three to the Nationals, and have been particularly inconsistent since the Break, going 6-7. They play the Reds this weekend.

Philadelphia Phillies: (56-46; -2.5)

Well, by now you’ve heard about Roy Oswalt going to Philadelphia. Oswalt makes his debut tonight against the Nationals. Like they need the help. The Phillies have won 8 in a row, including a 4-game sweep of the Rockies. They look to push it to 11 this weekend.

Florida Marlins: (51-51; -7.5)

The Marlins dealt Jorge Cantu to the Texas Rangers for two pitching prospects. On the field, the Marlins split a 4-game series with the Giants and get the honor of facing the National League leading San Diego Padres. Josh Johnson vs. Jon Garland in the Sunday game.

Washington Nationals: (44-58; -14.5)

The Nationals, as of the time of this writing, are still discussing Adam Dunn. They’ve also placed Strasburg on the DL. The Nationals took two of three from the Braves and will play the Ohillies this weekend. Craig Stammen vs. Roy Oswalt.

Weekly Stat: Okay, we suck on the road, but how has everyone else been doing?

Braves: 24-30

Phillies: 22-28

Mets: 20-33

Marlins: 23-25

Nationals: 17-36

Also, only Washington, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Arizona are worse than us on the road.