5 Reasons Phillies' Series Win over Giants Doesn't Mean Much

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5 Reasons Phillies' Series Win over Giants Doesn't Mean Much
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When the Philadelphia Phillies arrived in San Francisco for a four-game series with the team that defeated them in last year's NLCS, and then took two of three from them in their first meeting in 2011 at Citizens Bank Park, much was made of the idea that the Giants were "in the Phillies' heads."

After Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel's comments about how Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain were "good, not great," yet another subtle indicator of a mounting frustration over the Phillies' apparent inability to overcome the Giants, a rivalry that had been simmering was now heating up to a boil.

In the aftermath of the series, with the Phillies taking three of four from the Giants, including a 9-2 blowout of San Francisco in Game 2, it is very likely that the perception around the baseball world is that the Phillies have finally asserted their superiority over the band of misfits.

Here are five reasons why such a perception would be unfounded.

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