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Monday was an off day for the Philadelphia Phillies, their last of the season. Sunday's exciting doubleheader sweep of New York not only mathematically eliminated the Mets, it gave the Phillies a 6 1/2 game lead over the Florida Marlins in the National League East, reducing the Phillies magic number to 14. That is a combination of 14 wins by the Phillies or 14 losses by the Marlins, but more likely a combination of the two. It likely will not happen for about two weeks, but it could happen sooner. While the Phillies open up a three-game set vs. Washington, Florida heads to St. Louis and the Mets play at Atlanta. Following the home series against the Nationals, the Phillies travel to Atlanta and Florida. Talk about taking care of business yourself. Going into the Mets series, I said the Phi ...

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