Standings, Beat Reports and What's Next for April 30

The Mets and Braves won yesterday, while the Phillies, Nationals and Marlins lost.

The Braves and Nationals are tied for first, with the Mets one game back:

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In case you missed it this past weekend, the Mets got clobbered on Friday, but rebounded to win Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, which you can read about here, here and here.

Andres Torres is expected to be activated from the disabled list today. Terry Collins has been saying for a week that, when he returns, Torres will start in center field, while Kirk Nieuwenhuis will shift to left field. However, he suggested to reporters yesterday, that he could be open to other configurations if necessary.

R.A. Dickey (3-1, 4.44 ERA) will open a three game series in Houston tonight at 8:05 pm ET. Bud Norris (1-1, 5.84 ERA) will start for the Astros.