While the rest of the town is obsessed with Brad Lidge-gate, the Phillies have a job at hand and it's manager Charlie Manuel's job to keep the troops ready for action. The New York Mets come to town for a four-game series. What is at stake for the Phillies is getting closer to clinching the National League East pennant and keeping the Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves at arm's length. For the Mets, it is a chance at redemption, if only for the weekend. The Mets, 62-78, lost three to the Marlins, who are five games behind the Phillies. The Nationals, who lost two-of-three to the Phillies, travel to Florida to play the Marlins, while the Braves, who are eight game behind, travel to St. Louis to play the Cardinals. Worse case scenario, the Marlins sweep the Nats and the Mets sweep the Phil ...
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