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2012 National League East Stretch-Run Schedule (August 29 Through October 3)

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The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves both have playoff aspirations as they enter the stretch run for the 2012 MLB season. The Nationals are leading the National League East with a 77-51 record. They're leading the Braves by four games. Along with the Cincinnati Reds, the Nationals are one of two teams who have a winning percentage that's above .600. However, they've lost five consecutive games.

This is a schedule for those National League East teams who have a logical chance to win the division as they head into the stretch run. The schedule consists of games and off-dates from August 29 through October 3.

Washington Nationals (77-51, -- GB)

August 29: at Miami Marlins

August 30-2: St. Louis Cardinals

September 3-6: Chicago Cubs

September 7-9: Miami Marlins

September 10-12: at New York Mets

September 13: OFF

September 14-16: at Atlanta Braves

September 17: OFF

September 18-20: Los Angeles Dodgers

September 21-24: Milwaukee Brewers

September 25-27: at Philadelphia Phillies

September 28-30: at St. Louis Cardinals

October 1-3: Philadelphia Phillies

Atlanta Braves (74-56, 4 GB)

August 29: at San Diego Padres

August 30: OFF

August 31-2: Philadelphia Phillies

September 3-6: Colorado Rockies

September 7-9: at New York Mets

September 10-12: at Milwaukee Brewers

September 13: OFF

September 14-16: Washington Nationals

September 17-19: at Miami Marlins

September 20: OFF

September 21-23: at Philadelphia Phillies

September 24: OFF

September 25-27: Miami Marlins

September 28-30: New York Mets

October 1-3: at Pittsburgh Pirates

Other Teams

Philadelphia Phillies (61-68, 16.5 GB)

New York Mets (60-69, 17.5 GB)

Miami Marlins (59-71, 19 GB)

Joshua Huffman grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as a Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs enthusiast. He immediately gained an admiration for Cubs fans after watching numerous games on WGN during the mid-90s. His favorite Cubs moment was Kerry Wood's(notes) 1-hitter, 20K extravaganza that was only denied of a no-hitter by Kevin Orie's defensive blunder. As a Packers and Cubs fan, he suffered through Steve Bartman and "4th & 26" in a span of three months. He can be found on Twitter HERE.

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