The big bad Wolf huffed and puffed and blew the Phillies away.
Randy Wolf pitched six scoreless innings and the Brewers blew up Roy Halladay and the bull pen in the seventh inning as the Brewers handed the Phillies their first shut out of the season, a 9-0 loss.
It was the worst loss the Phillies suffered since losing 12-0 to the Colorado Rockies back on September 12, 2007.
Halladay didn’t look as bad as his line suggested but still suffered his worst start since getting creamed by the Yankees last season in New York. Halladay went 6 2/3, allowing six runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out only three.
Halladay left the inning with two men on. Reliever David Herndon then let up a three-run homer to Casey McGehee to finish off Halladay’s bad start.
On the other side, Wolf was spectacular, allowing the Phils only two hits while walking three and striking out five. His bull pen behind him combined to allow only one walk.
Ryan Braun and McGehee homered for the Brewers. Prince Fielder added a three-hit game.
The Phils snapped a 21-inning streak without an extra base hit in the third when Shane Victorino hit a one-out single. It’s a power outage that has Charlie Manuel worried and is starting to bother Phillies fans.
John Mayberry made his first start of the season, going 0-for-3 with a walk.
2B: Victorino (4).
WP: Wolf (2-2). LP: Halladay (2-1).