The decision: Phillies manager Charlie Manuel decides to have Matsui walked intentionally to have Tom Gordon pitch to Troy Tulowitzki.
Tulowitzki strikes out.
Not much went the Phillies' way in this series, but Manuel wisely took the hot bat out of the hands of Matsui, and Gordon fanned Tulowitzki, who went 2-for-12 in the series.
The situation: Two out, bottom of the eighth, runners on the corners, pitcher's spot up.
The decision: Hurdle sends up Baker to pinch-hit for Brian Fuentes.
The outcome: Baker singles in the tiebreaking run, which would prove to be decisive.
"I'm thinking, 'He's due.'" -- Hurdle, on summoning Baker from the bench
The situation: One out in the top of the seventh with the score tied, runner on first base, Philadelphia's Carlos Ruiz coming to bat.
The decision: Manuel replaced Ruiz with left-handed hitter Greg Dobbs and Hurdle replaced Ubaldo Jimenez with right-handed reliever Matt Herges.
Dobbs grounded out.
The analysis: "We've got four guys down there with closer experience, and Matt is one of them."
-- Hurdle, on his confidence in Herges
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.