Here's the latest from the National League East, where the Braves remain the team with the best record in all of baseball (71-45). "The rest" is really the only way to describe the Nationals, Mets, Phillies, and Marlins, all somewhere between 15-27 games out of first.
Did I mention the Braves have won fourteen in a row?
Beachy dominates, Braves homer three times in 5-0 win over Miami - Talking Chop
Atlanta had been waiting for Brandon Beachy to become himself again after Tommy John surgery. Friday night in Atlanta, he did just that. The 26-year old right-hander threw eight shutout innings, striking out six Marlins while allowing just three hits and one walk.
Frank Wren's Top 5 Trades as Braves General Manager - Talking Chop
Despite having to work with a strict budget and suddenly depleted farm system, Wren has done a tremendous job building his roster since taking over in October 2007.
Nationals May Bring Tyler Moore Back Up According To MLB.com's Bill Ladson - Federal Baseball
MLB.com's Bill Ladson reported today that Tyler Moore, who was named the Triple-A International League's POTW last week, could be back in the nation's capital sooner than later and could get more playing time than he did earlier this season.
Nationals' Dan Haren Reportedly Placed On Waivers - Federal Baseball
According to a report by CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler, Dan Haren has been placed on waivers by the Washington Nationals today. The 32-year-old right-hander has enjoyed success since returning from a DL stint after struggling in the first half.
Mets top prospect Travis d'Arnaud promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas - Amazin' Avenue
The Mets catcher of the future of the present is taking the next step. Again.
Tracking Matt Harvey's Season: Start #23, PITCHf/x data and GIFs - Amazin' Avenue
Perhaps it's appropriate that Matt Harvey threw his first complete-game shutout in his thirty-third start of his major league career. The 24-year-old threw just 106 pitches in the effort against the Colorado Rockies.
Phillies agree to extension with Chase Utley - MLB Daily Dish
The second baseman will stay in Philly through 2015, and the deal includes vesting options that could keep him there for even longer.
Phillies designate Delmon Young for assignment - MLB Daily Dish
The move clears room for the newly-claimed Casper Wells.
The Friendly Ghost: Phillies Claim OF Casper Wells - The Good Phight
With the acquisition of Casper Wells, the Phillies now have approximately a billion outfielders.
Happenings: Rollins on Waivers; Phillies Sign 3B Luis Encarnacion - The Good Phight
Between a waiver deal that likely means nothing and an international signing that could mean quite a great deal, the Phillies have been busy post-your-bedtime tonight.
Michael Young, Jimmy Rollins clear waivers - MLB Daily Dish
The pair of infielders can theoretically be dealt to any team, but their no-trade clauses complicate things.
Phillies agreement with Gonzalez may fall through - MLB Daily Dish
After signing the Cuban righty two weeks ago, the Phillies' agreement with Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez may fall through.
Miami Marlins prospects: Colin Moran's slow start in Greensboro is misleading - Fish Stripes
At first glance, Colin Moran has been awful in his month of baseball with Low Class A Greensboro. However, after digging a little deeper, it become more clear to see that Moran hasn't been even close to has bad as his traditional statistics suggest.