The Philadelphia Phillies have swept the Cincinnati Reds in the NLDS with a 2-0 victory.
Phillies lefty Cole Hamels threw a complete game five-hit shutout. Hamels struck out nine and walked nobody.
The Cincinnati Reds were simply overmatched. Roy Halladay no-hits them in Game 1. After leading 4-0 in Game 2 their defense undid them committing four errors. The Phillies came back to win 7-4. And then along came Hamels.
The Phillies will face the winner of the Braves-Giants NLDS matchup. The NLCS begins on Saturday. A six day layoff could work against the Phillies especially if the Braves-Giants goes five games as the fifth game will be played on Wednesday. Then again, Halladay did throw a no-hitter on eight days rest.
Whether it be the Braves or Giants, the Phillies are a heavy favorite in the NLCS.