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The Braves and Phillies have two of the best pitching staffs in the league, which can vouch for their amount of wins.
However, their offense is not nearly as impressive.
The Braves and Phillies rank seventh and eighth for runs scored, and tenth and 14th for overall BA, respectively.
This obviously leaves much room for improvement, and I think the Braves will quickly grasp this opportunity.
As I mentioned earlier, Freddie Freeman has recently been improving greatly. Also, Jason Heyward has been hitting more consistently than at the beginning of the season. And if Dan Uggla ever improves, which I am sure he eventually will, along with the consistent hitting of Brian McCann and Martin Prado, the Braves lineup could appear formidable.
The Phillies offense has not shown such positive outlook. Many hitters have not been performing nearly as well as expected. However, the Phillies, especially Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, are known to be great second-half performers, and it is likely they will also improve in the next few months.
I believe the offense will be the main deciding factor for the NL East at the end of the season.