The Phillies' run as two-time NL champions came to an end, a conclusion reached because of missed chances and the disappearance of a once-potent offense.
The poor moves, and non-moves, of Phillies manager Charlie Manuel in Game 4 have helped lead his team to the brink of elimination in the NLCS.
Ryan Howard's appearance at an Eagles game hours before the Phillies' Game 2 NLCS win caused an uproar across Philadelphia.
The Phillies didn't get enough from their offense, particularly Ryan Howard, or their bullpen to repeat as World Series champions.
The Phillies' Charlie Manuel may not come across as studious, but his decisions this postseason have been right on target so far.
Cory Wade and Jonathan Broxton both gave up two-run homers, but it was Clayton Kershaw's ineffectiveness that led to the Dodgers' bullpen problems in Game 4.
The Dodgers are in a 2-0 hole against the Phillies, but L.A. doesn't appear all that worried.
The Phillies picked up right where they left off with the Mets last season by spoiling New York's home opener on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite their great run to make the playoffs, the Phillies have been left unfulfilled after their quick exit.