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MLB Weekly Wrap: A Story-book beginning

There is a lot of great baseball going on in the early going...outside of Atlanta.

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Well, if you're reading this, your favorite team is probably 0-3 (we're assuming that you're a Braves fan).

Three teams remain winless on the young season, and two of them are in the National League East. The Atlanta Braves are 0-3, and the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins have each dropped their first four contests. Unfortunately for fans of those teams, it is a likely predictor of a long road ahead.

Also in the same vein of futility, the San Diego Padres were blanked a combined 25-0 in a three-game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers to get their season started. But hey, they broke out for 13 runs on Friday night against the Colorado Rockies, featuring a two-run bomb from our friend Melvin Upton, Jr.

Speaking of the Rockies, Trevor Story has been out of this world in the first four games. The young third baseman has set a new major league record by hitting a home run in each of the first four contests of his career (he's actually connected on six total). He's not likely to hit 243 homers this season -- he's on pace for that currently -- but we may be seeing the beginning of a solid career.

In other National League news, Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs did in fact tear his ACL in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler in the outfield. Before the season, the Cubs had two starting outfields essentially on their roster. Schwarber-Fowler-Heyward and Soler-Baez-Zobrist. With Javier Baez also hurt, that depth is coming in handy immediately.

Back to the NL East though. Jacob deGrom left his start on Friday night with a lat injury, so keep an eye on that. The Mets and Nationals are tied atop the division with a 2-1 start. Those two teams will likely duke it out the whole way.

As for the Braves, don't give up on them too quickly. They are not likely to contend, but they won't lose every game -- I think.

But there has been plenty of action around baseball in the opening week, to say the least.