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Phillies' lack of focus holding them back

Updated: August 27, 2010, 2:01 AM ET
By Eduardo Perez | ESPN

Back at the beginning of the year, it was hard not to consider the Philadelphia Phillies the best team in the National League. They are not that team now, and it was never clearer than while being swept in a four-game set at home by the Houston Astros, the latest loss a 5-1 loss Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. And the reason they aren't that elite team is obvious: While injuries have plagued them, it's their lack of focus that remains the biggest hurdle as the Phillies try to get back ...

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