2010 Milestone Preview: National League East

Jesus MelendezCorrespondent IMarch 15, 2010

CLEARWATER, FL - MARCH 11: Infielder Ryan Howard #6 of the  Philadelphia Phillies after play against the Detroit Tigers March 11, 2010 at the Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Last year at this time, the big question was…can the Phillies repeat?

And they did.

Kinda.

They won the National League pennant, but as anyone with a pulse knows…they lost the World Series to the New York Yankees.

Along the way, Philadelphia saw their young superstar Ryan Howard add two new achievements to his already growing resume.

First, he became the youngest player in Major League history to reach 200 home runs when he went deep against the Marlins on July 16. Three months later, in his final at bat of the Fall Classic, the 2006 MVP set a record when he went down swinging for a World Series record 13th time.

And with that…check out the entire NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST over at The Hall of Very Good.