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NL East Notes: Life after Wright, Phillies future

The latest news from around the National League East.

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It's a weird time to be a Mets fan. The team is playing well, and winning, which is a rare feat for Flushing. While all of that goes on, their captain, the guy that lead the way through the rough years is on the sideline struggling. David Wright had an injection on Tuesday, as he tries to deal with a herniated disk in his neck. Combine that with his spinal stenosis, and the 33-year-old is barely able to stand.

And that means Mets fans need to prepared for the post-Wright days, and that's a hard future to visualize.

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Standings 'as of writing':

Washington 32-21 -- GB

NY Mets 29-22 2.0 GB

Miami 27-25 4.5 GB

Philadelphia 26-26 5.5 GB

Atlanta 15-36 16.0 GB