After teetering in early June, the Braves have been on fire ever since and have re-taken the division lead. That and more on this week's Around the NL East.
Matt Williams learned plenty while playing for Buck Showalter 16 years ago. Now he's using those lessons while managing against his mentor.
In a young matchup, with the Nationals and Orioles playing each other for just the ninth year, the elder franchise took game one in 11 innings.
Monday's 8-2 loss to the Orioles was merely the latest extra-inning disaster for the Nationals, who are now 2-8 when the game extends beyond the ninth.
A crowd of 35,126 decked out both in red and orange was treated to a highly compelling ballgame ... and then things turned ugly from the Nationals' perspective.