Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 7/27/12
Mike Minor got little support in Miami. He'll try again for a win Saturday. While the National League East is hot bed of trade deadline activity, the playoff picture is becoming clearer. The Miami Marlins have fallen out of contention and have begun what appears to be a fire sale. The New York Mets are the victims of a free fall thanks to a number of key injuries to pitching and poor performance in the bullpen. The first place Nationals don’t seem to be buyers or sellers at the deadline, despite the nagging question mark of what happens when GM Phil Rizzo shuts down Stephen Strasburg. Atlanta has moved past the failed Dempster deal and look to Greinke for rotation depth. And the Braves look to add to the disappointment of the reigning NL East division winners, the Philadephia Phillies, with a 3-game set at Turner Field this weekend. In a continuation of a season-long story line, the Braves lost again on a Monday and again behind Mike Minor. Minor pitched 7 solid innings without any...
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