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Second Place Applesauce

Back in second place. At least the good news about second place is that it's hard to choke from there.

Meet the Mets

We now have a general idea of what the Mets are like without Carlos Delgado; it has now been 6 games since the Mets have hit a home run. The good news, I guess, is that we can now have the leadership skills of David Wright... Nevertheless, replacing Delgado will not be easy. And a replacement will probably not come from a trade.

John Maine threw one bad pitch last night. He obviously did not watch his game.

Fernando Martinez hit two home runs yesterday afternoon for Buffalo, adding to his amazing run in May.

Metstradamus has it all figured out. Carlos Beltran needs a beard to become gritty.

Around the NL East

The Phillies continued their mini hot streak, winning their fifth straight behind Cole Hamels. The Chan Ho Park era in the starting rotation has come to an end. The JA Happ era has begun.

Jair Jurrjens has become one of the best pitchers in the National League. Jurrjens led the Braves in an 8-1 romp over the Rockies. Congratulations to Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. Glavine has a new adopted son. John Smoltz has gotten married.

The Nationals are still bad, losing their sixth straight overall, and second straight to Pittsburgh. The fewest runs the Nationals have allowed in any of the six games is seven. 18,579 people showed up to witness the trainwreck. Elijah Dukes was placed on the 15 day DL

Around MLB

Mike Hampton left his start last night with a cut thumb. He is expected to miss 6 months.

Red first baseman Joey Votto is still struggling with a mysterious dizziness.

The Cubs will finally have new ownership soon.

Welcome back Dontrelle.