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As the Philadelphia Phillies prepare to open a nine game road trip against NL East rivals tonight in New York, it's a good time to check in on the division race. 

With the season just past the quarter mark, it’s early, but there are enough data points and trend lines to get a feel for what to expect over the balance of the year. 

It is not surprising to see the Phillies leading the pack with a 26-17 record considering they have been the consensus favorites to not only win the division but also the National League pennant. 

What is a little surprising, though, is the manner in which they have done it—especially considering the rash of injuries they have had to endure in the early going. Brad Lidge and Jimmy Rollins have served two stints on ...

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