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.
Phillies setup man Ryan Madson made an adjustment in Game 5, leaning on a deadly cutter rather than his changeup to mow down the Giants during a critical eighth inning.
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.
Edgar Renteria and Aaron Rowand aren't as productive as they once were and don't see the field as often as they used to, but each has found ways to contribute to the Giants' success.
Ryan Howard's appearance at an Eagles game hours before the Phillies' Game 2 NLCS win caused an uproar across Philadelphia.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy made some intriguing moves during the NLDS. Here's what he might do against the Phillies in the NLCS.
Cody Ross sent the Giants into the NLCS and Bobby Cox into retirement after 29 seasons.
The Dodgers, who expected great things this season, were left with sadness and questions after another NLCS defeat to the Phillies.
Dumped by Texas in mid-August, Vicente Padilla has become the Dodgers' most consistent starter. Now it's up to him to save their season in NLCS Game 5.
Hiroki Kuroda's poor outing not only cost the Dodgers Game 3 of the NLCS against the Phillies, but also put the L.A. rotation in turmoil for the rest of this series.
For seven beautiful, scoreless innings in NLCS Game 2, 37-year-old Pedro Martinez flashed some of that old Pedro form.
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw unraveled and lost control of his No. 1 pitch in the fifth inning of a Game 1 NLCS loss to the Phillies.
The Phillies bounced the Dodgers from the playoffs via a 5-1 loss in Game 5 of the NLCS. Now the question for L.A. is, was that also the last game for Manny Ramirez in a Dodgers uniform?
With an opportunity to advance to the World Series, the Rockies will hand the ball to rookie left-hander Franklin Morales in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Managers Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin made decisions in the fourth inning of NLCS Game 4 that led to victory for one and defeat for the other.