How Dodgers, Phillies match up in NLCS

The Phillies-Dodgers series marks the first postseason meeting between these teams since 1983, which was their third National League Championship Series tilt in eight years. While the Phillies boast the better regular-season record and the tougher regular-season schedule, the matchup isn't as lopsided as that might indicate.

When the Phillies are up

• The Dodgers shut down the league's best offense in the NL Division Series, but they are about to face what might be the second-best, one unlikely to put up the same type of poor at-bats we saw from the Cubs. (The Cubs themselves weren't likely to throw a stinkbomb like that, but they did.) Look for solid at-bats and plenty of deep fly balls.