After taking 3 of 4 from the San Francisco Giants over the weekend, the Phillies made a bit of a statement that they are, in fact, the team to beat, not only in the National League, but across the Major Leagues.
Leave it to Tim Lincecum to strike a bit of fear into the hearts of the fan base, as his continued domination of the club rehashed awful memories of the NLCS in 2010.
Overall, though, the Phillies have a more balanced and talented club. You could see that over the past four days in San Francisco. Many hoped for a split in this series, and the Phillies provided more.
Where do you stand? What did you learn from this weekends game? Has the concern been wiped away completely, replaced by a new found positivity when it comes to the Phillis/Giants rivalry? Or, is there still part of you (or all of you) that worries about seeing Tim Lincecum a bunch of times in a series?
Andrew Baggarly, a beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News, said the Phillies outclassed the Giants this past weekend, but it changed nothing about the dynamic of the rivalry.
Vote on the poll and comment below to let us know where you stand.