Standings, Reports and What’s Next, pres. by Astoria Federal Savings

The Mets, Braves and Nationals won yesterday, while the Phillies and Marlins lost, meaning the Mets will finish no better or worse than fourth place this season.


To read about yesterday’s win, during which RA Dickey became the first Met to win 20 games in a season since Frank Viola in 1990, check out this post on MetsBlogas well as beat reports from MLB.com, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordJournal NewsESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.

The Mets head to Atlanta for the start of a three-game series against the Braves tomorrow night with Jon Niese (12-9, 3.49 ERA) taking on Tim Hudson (16-6, 3.61 ERA) at 7:35 pm.

The Braves, including Hank Aaron and Bobby Cox, will hold an on-field, pre-game ceremony before tonight’s game to honor Chipper Jones, who has said he will retire at the end of this season.