Ruben Amaro Jr. is the architect of a Phillies team that's bidding for its second World Series championship in the past four years.
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.
The idea of Roy Halladay actually looking vulnerable seemed silly after his no-hitter in the NLDS, but that's exactly how he looked in a Game 1 loss against the Giants.
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 Phillies didn't get enough from their offense, particularly Ryan Howard, or their bullpen to repeat as World Series champions.
Hideki Matsui caused a bit of a stir with his late arrival to Yankee Stadium for Game 2, but his sixth-inning homer quickly erased the questions about his tardiness.
For many years, Pedro Martinez was the enemy in New York. Under the World Series spotlight, he'll be back in the Bronx for Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday.
The Phillies' Charlie Manuel may not come across as studious, but his decisions this postseason have been right on target so far.
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.