Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Randy Wolf turned in six scoreless innings and Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer during a six-run seventh inning as Milwaukee downed Philadelphia, 9-0, in the second installment of a three-game set.
Erick Almonte knocked in a pair and Ryan Braun also homered for the Brewers, who took the opener on Monday, 6-3, in 12 innings. Prince Fielder added three hits and an RBI.
Wolf (2-2) fanned five and walked three, blanking an opponent for his second straight outing. The former Phillies hurler yielded three hits over 6 2/3 innings on April 14 at Pittsburgh.
Shane Victorino and Jimmy Rollins collected the lone hits for the Phillies, who dropped back-to-back games for the first time all year and were also blanked for the first time on the young season.
Roy Halladay (2-1) was charged in defeat for 10 hits and six runs over 6 2/3 frames.
The Brewers blew open the game with six runs in the seventh — all coming with two outs. Rickie Weeks reached on a one-out base hit, then came home on Fielder’s RBI infield single to make it 4-0 and spelled Halladay’s exit. David Herndon came on and promptly allowed a three-run blast to McGehee.
Later in the inning, with the bases loaded and facing Mike Zagurski, Almonte, who began the frame as a pinch hitter by striking out, drove in two more with a single and it was 9-0.
Sean Green, Zach Braddock and Mike McClendon combined to hold the Phils hitless over the final three innings.
Milwaukee pushed across a run in the second on a two-out double from Yuniesky Betancourt and a single by George Kottaras. Braun’s solo shot just over the wall in right made it 2-0 in the third.
Braun worked a leadoff walk in the sixth, then Fielder followed with a single and Mark Kotsay dumped a hit to right two batters later for a 3-0 Milwaukee cushion.
Braun reached base for the 17th straight game — the longest streak to start a season for Milwaukee since Jeromy Burnitz reached base safely in the first 17 games of the 1997 season…The team record to begin a season is held by Robin Yount with 23 games in 1983…It marked only the fourth time in his 21 starts at Citizens Bank Park as a Phillie that Halladay allowed more than three earned runs… Prior to the game, the Phillies placed reliever J.C. Romero on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain and recalled Zagurski from Triple-A Lehigh Valley…The Brewers placed pitcher Shaun Marcum on the bereavement list and recalled McClendon from Triple-A Nashville, and also announced that starter Zack Greinke, on the DL since the end of spring training, will begin his rehab with a start at Class-A Brevard County on Tuesday.