Craig is on vacation for two weeks, so it’s just you lovely people and yours truly. Please, stop throwing tomatoes. I promise I’ll try my hardest.
It’s a little early in the season still to play division watchdog, but the Nationals are on a seven-game losing streak and enter Sunday with a tenuous two-game lead over the Mets in the NL East. The Mets have been dealing, seemingly, with injury after injury, but they’ve picked up four games in the standings within the last week. The Nats dropped the final two games of a four-game set against the Padres, then got swept by the Dodgers, and will try this afternoon to stave off a sweep by the Brewers to cap off what has been an ugly road trip. The Mets get to play the lowly Braves, off of which the Mets have already taken two of three in their current series.
The rest of Sunday’s action…
Chicago Cubs (Jason Hammel) @ Miami Marlins (Jose Fernandez), 1:10 PM EDT
San Diego Padres (Luis Perdomo) @ Cincinnati Reds (Anthony DeSclafani), 1:10 PM EDT
Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Chad Kuhl), 8:08 PM EDT