PHILLIES WIN SERIES 4-1

Phillie Phantastic
Phillie Phantastic
Finally, a new chapter is being written in Philadelphia. The Phillies, by winning, wrote something different from the same old story. For the first time since 1993, they are headed to the World Series. Jayson Stark | Postseason schedule
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Scouting Reports

Keith Law on Jamie Moyer

"Moyer, throwing 81-83 mph two-seamers and 74-76 mph changeups with the occasional breaking ball, needs a compliant, overeager opponent to buy into his deception."
• NLCS scouting report: Dodgers vs. Phillies Insider
• Team scouting reports: Insider Dodgers | Phillies

Inside Edge

Check out the full-roster report cards on the Dodgers and the Phillies and all the post-Game 2 links:
• Chad Billingsley: Postgame | Report Card
• Brett Myers: Postgame | Report Card
• Hitting report cards: Dodgers | Phillies

2008 MLB Playoffs - NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies Content Archive

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Team Stats

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.266BA.261
25R20
2SB1
5HR4
42K37
3.89ERA4.40
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Series Stats
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Season Stats
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Head-To-Head Stats
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Postseason: Batting Stats | Pitching Stats

Game 5 Notes

• The Phillies advanced to World Series for first time since 1993 and improved to 4-0 in LCS closeout games. It will be the sixth trip to the Series for the Phillies, who won it in 1980.

• Cole Hamels earned the win and is 3-0 this postseason. His three postseason wins rank second in Phillies history. Steve Carlton is first with six wins.

• Jimmy Rollins hit his third career postseason leadoff homer, most all time. It was his second homer this postseason. He's the first player with two leadoff homers in the same postseason.

• Rafael Furcal tied a postseason record with three errors in an inning, matching the mark set by Willie Davis (1966 Dodgers, World Series Game 2). He made four errors in the series after making four errors in 36 regular-season games.

• Shane Victorino picked up his 11th postseason RBI, a postseason record for the Phils. The previous high was Len Dykstra's 10 in 1993.

Experts' Picks

Stark
Stark
Kurkjian
Kurkjian
Neyer
Neyer
Phillips
Phillips
Caple
Caple
Dodgers
4-3
Dodgers
4-3
Phillies
4-3
Dodgers
4-3
Dodgers
4-1

MLB Podcast

MLB on ESPN Radio (10/16)
NLCS MVP Cole Hamels reacts to winning the award and advancing to the World Series. Listen

MLB on ESPN Radio (10/16)
Phillies' Jimmy Rollins explains how this year's team is different from last season's and talks about his leadoff home run. Listen

MLB on ESPN Radio (10/16)
Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser break down how the Phillies were able to win the NLCS and look at Philadelphia's chances in the World Series. Listen

Baseball Today (10/15)
Eric Karabell and Peter Pascarelli talk about the Phillies try to clinch the NL pennant against the Dodgers in Game 5. Listen

Mike and Mike (10/15)
Steve Phillips talks about whether the Dodgers can still come back and which underdog has the best chance to make the World Series. Listen

Baseball Today (10/14)
Eric Karabell and Peter Pascarelli recap Game 4 of the NLCS and hear from the Phillies' Brad Lidge Listen

MLB on ESPN Radio (10/13)
Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser discuss the Phillies' Game 4 win over the Dodgers, as Philadelphia takes a 3-1 lead in the NLCS. Listen

MLB on ESPN Radio (10/12)
Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser break down the Dodgers' Game 3 win over the Phillies and look ahead to Game 4 as Derek Lowe will start on three days' rest for Los Angeles. Listen

MLB on ESPN Radio (10/10)
Dan Shulman and Steve Phillips wrap up the Phillies' Game 2 victory over the Dodgers as pitcher Brett Myers dominates with his offensive production. Listen

MLB on ESPN Radio (10/9)
Dan Shulman and Steve Phillips wrap up the Phillies' Game 1 victory over the Dodgers. Listen

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Featured Comment

    Yo Adrian, we're going to the World Series. Phight on Phils. Absolute tears of joy.

  • — Greeny2552

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