Or it just seems that way. After the Braves beat the Marlins 6-4 in 11 innings, 12 of the 16 teams in the NL are at .500 or better.
The bottom four: Chicago, Washington, Pittsburgh, and Florida are already a combined 49 games under .500. Never have so few lost so much, so other teams could have better records.
And the Cubs beat the Nationals tonight 5-0, with four pitchers combining on a one-hitter. The Nationals have now sunk to the same record as the Pirates. Or perhaps the Pirates rose to the level of the Nationals. Either way, it's not a good thing.
As for the AL, 7 of the 14 teams are at .500 or better. While the Royals are awful, they are the only team playing sub .400 ball in the league.