- The Cincinnati Reds should clinch the NL West by Labor Day. The Dodgers lost 6 of 7 this week while the Reds continued to play at a torrid pace. Joe Morgan is second in batting average, third in home runs, and leads the NL in RBI.
- The New York Mets are still the surprise team of the season. Jerry Koosman leads the league in ERA and is second in wins and in strikeouts. Steve Carlton and Tom Seaver are having great seasons, but Koosman is the favorite to win the NL Cy Young Award.
- John Montefusco has won three games in the last ten days, which is quite an accomplishment considering the team he plays for.