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NL East Notes: Murphy back to Earth, Mets struggles

The latest news from around the National League East.

New York Mets v Washington Nationals Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Daniel Murphy started off the 2016 campaign on fire, finishing the month with a batting average of .397. Now, he sits with a batting average of .349. While that is still good enough to be the leader in the National League, Murphy is seemingly coming back to Earth.

There are a couple of reasons as to why this drop in average is happening, including hitting the ball on the ground more and just good old fashion Murphy’s Law.

More news from around the National League East:

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Washington 47-32 — GB

Miami 41-37 5.5 GB

NY Mets 40-37 6.0 GB

Philadelphia 35-45 12.5 GB

Atlanta 26-52 20.5 GB