Philadelphia Phillies: Why They Could Get Even Better in the Second Half

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Philadelphia Phillies: Why They Could Get Even Better in the Second Half
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Phillies fans hope to be seeing lots of fireworks during the second half.

Going into the final weekend of the first half of the season, the Phils hold the best record in baseball and a four game division lead.  They have built this record largely on the accomplishments of their lauded pitching staff, with the offense chipping in just enough.

Despite holding the best record in baseball by a healthy margin, there are some out there who believe the Fightins can get even better in the second half.  Count manager Charlie Manuel in with that crowd.  There have been no shortage of injuries and slumps that could have derailed this team along the way.  In many ways this team has overcome a lot of to achieve this record. 

Here is a look at five things the Phillies can reasonably expect to improve in the second half as they continue their march towards 100 wins.

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