Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m wondering? The longest winning streak presently is Florida, which won one game. Everyone one else is on a backwards tear with the first-place Mets and second-place Atlanta battling to give it all up as both stand with three game losing streaks. Over the past ten, NY is 6- 4 (the best in the East) and the Braves are 5-5 and 4 games back.
The Phills have tried to come alive (at least their hitting has) but they have lost 2 straight and are 4- 6 and 5 back. Washington is at the bottom at 13.5 back and having lost 2 in a row. They are 2- 8 over the past 10. They have scored the least number of runs of any team in the majorsâ€”304 over 83 games.
And Florida may have 1 victory but they are 3- 7 over the past 10 and 8 games out.
The Phillies got some bad news. Veteran starter Jon Lieber, who has a ruptured tendon in his left foot, has to have season-ending surgery. Lieber was injured on June 20 while backing up a play a home in Cleveland. He was put on the DL three days after that.
This season over 12 starts, Lieber was 3- 6 with a 4.73 ERA. Over that span, heâ€™s walked 22 and Kâ€™d 54. In 2001, he was 20- 6 for the Cubs. Since that time, heâ€™s posted only two winning seasons. In 2004, he went 14- 8 for the Yanks and in 2005, he was 17- 13 with the Phillies.