Jun 5, 2013, 10:33 PM EDT
The Phillies mid-day victory on Wednesday to complete the sweep of the Miami Marlins coupled with the Washington Nationals getting defeated by the New York Mets by a final of 10-1 moves Charlie Manuel’s squad into second place in the NL East.
Here’s an enjoyable tweet from Nats beat writer Mark Zuckerman.
It’s over. #Nats are back under .500 and in 3rd place in NL East for 1st time since final day of 2011 season.
— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) June 6, 2013
In other Nats’ news, Stephen Strasburg hit the DL this afternoon with a lat strain. He’s eligible to return on June 16th.
Not as good news if you look at the above graphic: the Braves have rattled off five-straight Ws.
At least the Phils are moving in the right direction as of late.
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