Paul Swydan of FanGraphs writes that when the Washington Nationals shut down Stephen Strasburg in another month or so, the Atlanta Braves will be in a good position to take over the NL East.
Some teams have made major upgrades to their lineups, and others have lost significant parts. Here are the best and worst in baseball.
Cardinals 12, Nationals 11
Jesus Flores hit a tying homer in the ninth and Felipe Lopez drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly as the Nationals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday afternoon.