With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the New York Mets are ahead of the Atlanta Braves by 1.5 games in the league. The Mets kick off a three-game streak against the Oakland Athletics tonight, while the Braves play the second game of a four-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Let’s take a look at how the National League East division held up on September 23.
New York Mets (95-56)
Last 10: 6-4
Who’s Hot: Francisco Lindor, SS
The 28-year-old is quietly having the best season of his career, but not enough people give him the praise he deserves. Lindor started warming up during the prime time of the year, climbing 26 to 9 with three extra floor kicks and .947 OPS in the last six games.
Who Not: Mark Canha, OF
Canha is doing incredibly well in her first season with the Mets, but has been struggling to produce on the plate lately. The former Oakland Athletic are scoring .143/.357/.143 with seven goals and just three hits in their last seven games.
Starling Marte He is optimistic that the Mets can return to the field for a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves on September 30. The 33-year-old striker has not played since September 6 due to injury. middle finger.
Atlanta Braves (93-57, 1.5GB)
Last 10: 6-4
Who’s Hot: Ronald Coin Jr., OF
The three-time All-Star has been in and out of the squad this season after recovering from a tear in his right knee ACL in July 2021. Acuña was as effective as anyone else on the field. on the Braves. The 24-year-old outfielder has a 23-to-7 score in his last six games, with five extra floor kicks, including two home runs.
Who Not: Matt Olson, 1B
Olson is having a solid year, especially considering who he had to replace in the first stage in former Brave Freddie Freeman. Recently, however, the 28-year-old Atlanta native hasn’t been able to get past the big spots. Olson is playing .154/.214/.192, scoring nine goals in the last seven games.
starting pitcher Mike Soroka closed for the rest of the year with elbow pain. The Braves’ right-hand man hasn’t been in the championship this season and has a total of six rehab starts along the way.
Philadelphia Phillies (82-67, 12GB)
Final 1o: 5-5
Who’s Sexy: Matt Vierling, OF
Vierling takes advantage of playing every day in the absence of an outfielder Nick Castellanos (right oblique stretch) takes time right and center. The University of Notre Dame’s former fifth-round selection was 9-to-21 with five runs and .915 OPS in his last six games.
Who Not: Bryce Harper, DH/OF
The two-time National League MVP has yet to stand up since becoming active from the injured roster on August 26. Harper has scored 24 goals in the last 15 games, bringing his batting average to .15, down .153/.231/.305. 290 for the year. The former Washington National continues to play with a minor tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his throwing elbow, an injury he received in April.
Phillies midfielder Brandon’s Swamp (injured knee) He was not in the roster against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. The 23-year-old has passed 107 OPS+ over .281/.304/.438 since being bought from the Los Angeles Angels on the trade date.
Miami Marlins (61-89, 33.5 GB)
Last 10: 4-6
Who’s Hot: Nick Fortes, C
The 25-year-old catcher has been successful this season when given the chance to play steadily. In the middle of a strong run on the plate, Fortes took two extra base kicks with .313/.353/.563 in his last 16 innings. The University of Mississippi’s former fourth-round selection hit .247 with .732 OPS in 64 games this year.
Who Not: Brian Anderson, IF/OF
Anderson has yet to complete his fourth place in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2018. The 29-year-old helping man is really struggling right now because . 388 OPS in his last five games, bringing his season average down to .225.
32 year old Joey Wendle He was retroactively placed on the 10-day disabled list with left hamstring tendonitis on Thursday, until September 19. Former Tampa Bay Ray has 87 OPS+ in 95 games this season, surpassing .258/.297/.366.
Washington Citizens (52-97, 42GB)
Last 10: 3-7
Who’s Hot: Joey Meneses, IF/OF
Meneses remains one of the bright spots in an Nationals team that is on the verge of losing 100 games this season. The 30-year-old is currently 8 to 22 with two home runs and 1,143 OPS in his last six games.
Who Not: CJ Abrams, 2B/SS
The 21-year-old home player is still evolving as a shooter as he continues to be on the roster every day with his new team. Abrams hasn’t had the big numbers since coming to the Nationals and he beat .217/.244/.287 with 53 OPS+ in 32 games.
left-handed Patrick Corbin He left his last start against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday with back spasms. The 33-year-old-0 pitcher is 6-18 with a 6.08 ERA in 148 innings this season.