Mets, Braves, Phillies, and more: May predictions for the NL East

May 28, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets left fielder Jeff McNeil (1) celebrates with shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) after hitting a three run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
May 28, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets left fielder Jeff McNeil (1) celebrates with shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) after hitting a three run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports /
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The National League East was one of baseball’s most exciting divisions in the 2022 regular season and postseason. The Braves and Mets finished with 101 wins each, and Phillies won the National League. Meanwhile, the Marlins and Nationals have an abundance of young talent while trying to work their way up the NL East standings.

In 2023, the month of April proved to be just as exciting as the previous season, as every team has bright spots on their roster. However, it is time to make some predictions for each team in the NL East for the month of May. Let’s start with the Nationals.

NL East bold prediction — Washington Nationals

The Nationals are 9-16 at the time I am writing this article. Nobody expected Washington to make any noise this season. However, certainly their fans would like better from them in May and for the rest of the season. In the Month of May, the Washington Nationals will get key contributions from C.J. Abrams and Dom Smith, and my prediction is that Dom Smith will hit his first home run in nearly two years, and the first baseman will lead the club with seven round-trippers during the month of May.