Just like they have in every series since the opener, the Phillies dropped game one against the Brewers last night after 12 innings. Also just like they have in every series so far this year, the Phillies will send an ace to the hill as they look to take the last two games.
Current Phillies ace Roy Halladay takes on former Phillie that we all kinda wished was an ace, Randy Wolf tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Wolf pitched well in his last start throwing 6+ innings of three hit ball against the Pirates. However, he's struggled this season prior to that start, going 0-2 and allowing eight runs over 10 innings. Wolf has been ok against the Phillies since his departure with a 5.10 ERA and a 2-2 record. The lefty has been particularly rough on Ryan Howard, who has struck out in five of his fifteen lifetime plate appearances against Wolf.
Will we be seeing a temporary return of the Wolf pack tonight? When he returned to Philly as a Dodger in the postseason, his former cheering section had turned on him.
Like Wolf, Roy Halladay was pretty good in his last start as well... He gave up just two runs while pitching the 59th complete game of his career. On the season, Halladay is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 22 Ks in 22 innings.