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NL East News and Notes: Injuries, History, Einhorn

NL East Standings

Philadelphia 87 46 .654 0 Won 4
Atlanta 81 55 .595 7.5 Won 2
New York 66 69 .488 22 Won 2
Washington 63 72 .466 25 Lost 2
Florida 60 76 .441 28.5 Lost 2

(updated 9.1.2011 at 9:40 PM PDT)


Philadelphia Phillies: 

  • The Phillies can play under .500 ball and still get the franchise record for wins with 101 wins, as Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Gelb also takes a look at how magnificent Antonio Bastardo has been. Opponents are hitting .112 against Antonio Bastardo in 2011. That would be the lowest ever in baseball history for a pitcher w/50 IP.

Atlanta Braves:

  • After a two-week stint on the disabled list, Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens is still recovering with a bothersome knee. Jurrjens will seek out for a second opinion from a knee specialist, writes David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New York Mets:

  • The New York Mets' deal that would have sold a minority stake of the team to David Einhorn fell through, the New York Times writes.

Washington Nationals:

  • When Strasburg returns to the majors, the Nationals will treat him with caution, writes Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Johnson will limit the phenom to either four innings or 60 pitches in his season debut.

Florida Marlins:

  • Josh Johnson will not make another start for the Marlins this year, writes Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. What started out as a two-week injury, lingered on for an additional four months. 
  • When it rains, it pours...a recent MRI showed shortstop Hanley Ramirez has left shoulder instability. Off-season surgery is an option, but it is unclear how soon he could return.