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With a 1-0 shutout pitched by ace Roy Halladay against the Houston Astros, the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday became the first Major League Baseball team to clinch a playoff spot - its fifth in five years - and it seems likely that it is just a matter of days before the Phillies clinch their fifth straight National League East title.
KC's View:
It pains me, as a Mets fan, to say this. But congrats to the Phillies. Of course, the reality is that with that pitching staff, if they won;t win the World Series the season will end up being a disappointment ... so the biggest challenges remain in front of the Phillies.

And one other thing...