Game 5 - Phillies/Giants: Advantage Halladay?

Phillies vs. Giants

7:57 PM ET -- AT&T Park, San Francisco, California -- Fox

Giants lead series 3-1

Starting Pitchers

Philadelphia: Roy Halladay (1-1, 2.25 ERA)

San Francisco: Tim Lincecum (2-0, 1.69 ERA)

It would seem another Roy Halladay-Tim Lincecum pitching matchup could not generate nearly as much hype and anticipation than what preceded the first-ever meeting between the two aces to open the NL championship series (A 4-3 Giants win). However, with San Francisco on the verge of clinching its first pennant in eight years, that's very possible this time. Facing elimination, Halladay and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies look to prevent Lincecum and the Giants from reaching the World Series in Game 5 tonight. Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel decided against bringing back Halladay on three days' rest for Game 4. Now, he will have the 21-game winner fresh to face the two-time reigning NL Cy Young award winner for this crucial contest.

Eduardo Perez takes a close look at Roy Halladay and discusses whether he will be able to make the adjustments to keep the Phillies alive.

Stats LLC contributed to this report.