The Philadelphia faithful have a lot to be thankful for. One of those things is an easy trip to the World Series.
C'mon, it was pretty obvious in the NLDS that the Phillies were a better team than the Brewers. The Brewers had a rough September, and to top that off they had just fired their manager, Ned Yost. I don't honestly think the Brewers are that good. The three people on that team who have impressed me are Ryan Braun, CC Sabathia, and Prince Fielder.
The Phillies have a better rotation, a better lineup, and a closer that defies every other closer in the game, Brad Lidge. I honestly think that if the Mets had won the wild card, they would've gotten further than the Brewers. They would've beaten Chicago, had a shot at Philadelphia, and could've faced Tampa.
Secondly, the Dodgers were a sub-par .500 team. The Phillies were able to get the not-so-hard win. Cole Hamels was able to beat an Los Angeles team that does not specialize in offense, aside from maybe Manny Ramirez and Matt Kemp.