|2008 National League - Standings|
|NY Mets||23||25||.479||5.5||12-9||11-16||228||223||Lost 1||3-7|
|Chicago Cubs||29||21||.580||-||19-8||10-13||288||209||Lost 2||5-5|
|St. Louis||30||22||.577||-||17-10||13-12||239||210||Lost 1||6-4|
|LA Dodgers||26||23||.531||3.5||15-11||11-12||230||212||Won 1||6-4|
|San Francisco||20||31||.392||10.5||11-15||9-16||189||244||Lost 2||3-7|
|San Diego||19||33||.365||12||11-14||8-19||182||253||Won 1||4-6|
So, in the Eastern division ... the Marlins are still on top. But the Mets have dropped from second to fourth. The central division is the same except the bottom two switched. And no surprise there, the West remains the same. At least now the Dodgers gained two games and are 3.5 back instead of 5.5. Oh yeah. And in case you missed it ... the Padres lost Jake Peavy, Chris Young, and Josh Bard this week. Peavy to strained elbow, Young after he got smashed by a ball hit by who else but Albert Pujols, and two plays later, Pujols takes out Bard. They also released Justin Germano and Joe Thatcher. The Rockies didn't want to feel left out, so they put Matt Holliday, Brad Hawpe, and Clint Barmes on the DL. Barmes, by the way, plays shortstop as well as second base. And guess which shortstop has been on the DL since April 30? Meanwhile ... the Diamondbacks have only ONE player on the DL ... who was placed there before the season even began! Now that's how you stay number one. By staying off the DL.
Now onto the Dodgers. At last! Clayton Kershaw has arrived. And what an arrival he makes! According to "Inside the Dodgers" blog, Kershaw's first pitch was at 1:09. They placed Gary Bennett on the DL and called up catcher Danny Ardoin. They "designated" Esteban Loaiza for assignment, and send Yhency Brazoban back to the minors. Hmmm I think Saito is one win away from tying Brad Penny for most wins on the team. What does that say when your closer has more wins than your starter?
Andruw Jones is on the DL.