Mapping a Road to the Phillies' World Series Return

Scott EisenlohrAnalyst IAugust 20, 2009

Mapping a Road to the Phillies' World Series Return

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A Star Is Rising for Marlin's Ramirez

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  National League All-Star Hanley Ramirez of the Florida Marlins bats during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Talented Starting Pitching Keeps Braves in Hunt

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    ATLANTA - JUNE 27:  Starting pitcher Javier Vazquez #33 of the Atlanta Braves against the Boston Red Sox at Turner Field on June 27, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lincecum Holds Key to Giants' Success

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    SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 01:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on August 1, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Baseball's Best Player Could Lead Cards to World Series

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    CHICAGO - MAY 21:  Albert Pujois #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a two-run home run in the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs on May 21, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 7-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty

Ryan Howard Leads Phils to Third Straight NL East Crown

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 12: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a triple in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on August 12, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Phillies defeated the Cubs 12-5. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Imag

Phillies Road Toughest in New York

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    SEATTLE - AUGUST 15:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees bats during the MLB game against the Seattle Mariners on August 15, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.  The Yankees defeated the Mariners 5-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images