Has anyone ever seen five teams at the top of a division packed so closely together? The Braves occupy first-place by a half-game over the Nationals, who are another half-game ahead of the Marlins and Mets, who are only another half-game ahead of the last place Phillies. Here's a clearer picture:
|Washington Nationals ||30-26 ||.536 ||0.5 |
|New York Mets||29-26||.527||1.0|
Don't look now, but if the Braves and Nationals both lose and the Marlins, Mets, and Phillies all win tomorrow, then the entire division will be packed within a 0.5-game margin after approximately 56 games. That
is what I call close!