NL East Standings
- The Phillies did not start Chase Utley in Wednesday's game. They will continue to monitor him.
- Josh Johnson threw for five minutes at flat ground on Wednesday.
- Mets GM Sandy Alderson has confirmed that the Mets will decrease player payroll in 2012.
- Brotherly Glove writes that the Phillies can afford to lose Joe Blanton long-term.
- Adam LaRoche has a large tear in his labrum, and a small tear in his rotator cuff. He may not be able to avoid surgery.