If there was a question about his elbow being ready for prime time, the first 5.1 innings should have dispelled all doubt.
He allowed single runs in the second and third innings, then settled in untouched until the jarring shot into the left-field seats that gave the Brewers their second win in the season-opening series.
Juan Pierre walked in the third and Martin and Nomar Garciaparra ripped double into the gap in right field to give L.A. a short-lived 2-1 lead when Wolf gave up a homer in the bottom of the inning.
After Martin's homer over the center field wall broke the tie, the Dodgers threatened to break things open in the sixth.
Luis Gonzalez and Matt Kemp slugged long outs to center to open the inning, then Wilson Betemit arched a single off the end of his bat into short left and Ramon Martinez slapped a single before Wolf drew a walk to load the base.
Brewers reliever Brian Shouse (1-0) got out of the mess when Pierre bounced out to short on the first pitch. The final 10 Dodgers were retired in order, save a walk to Garciaparra.
Chad Billingsley and Jonathan Broxton worked a single scoreless inning each with Broxton striking out all three Brewers he faced.
Kemp replaced Andre Ethier in right field with a lefthander on the mound and after fanning and hitting a routine fly to right, slugged a shot that was caught in front of the wall in the sixth and duplicated the effort in the eighth.
Wolf benefitted from some solid defense, including fielding a near-perfect bunt and throwing the runner out from his kness in the fourth.
Pierre ran down a long drive in deepest center and Jeff Kent almost single-handedly shut the Brewers off in the third. After a homer tied the game, a double and a hit-batsman put Wolf in a jam.
Kent went well behind second to glove a hard grounder and turn it into a force as second, then with runners at first and third, the Brewers tried a double steal, with Kent taking Martin's throw and quickly firing ti back to him in time to nip the runner at the plate and end the inning.
Jason Schmidt will make his first start for the Dodgers tonight (Wednesday) in the final game of the Milwaukee series and will be opposed by Jeff Suppan of the Brewers.
Score by innings Dodgers 002 010 000-3 Milwaukee 011 002 00x-4 Dodgers ab r h bi ave Pierre cf 4 1 0 0 .000 Martin c 5 2 3 2 .333 Garciaparra 1b 3 0 1 1 .167 Kent 2b 4 0 1 0 .286 Gonzalez lf 4 0 0 0 .000 Kemp rf 4 0 0 0 .000 Betemit 3b 4 0 1 0 .143 Martinez ss 2 0 1 0 .250 Anderson ph 1 0 0 0 .000 Valdez ss 0 0 0 0 .000 Wolf p 2 0 0 0 .000 Billingsley p 0 0 0 0 .000 Broxton p 0 0 0 0 .000 Saenz ph 1 0 0 0 .000 Dodgers 34 3 7 3 Brewers 31 4 8 4 2b hit- Martin (1), Garciaparra (1). HR- Martin (1). RBI- Martin 2 (2), Garciaparra (1). LOB- Dodgers 8, Brewers 6. Dodgers in h r-er bb so era Wolf (0-1) 6.0 7 4-4 1 5 6.00 Billingsley 1.0 1 0-0 0 1 0.00 Broxton 1.0 0 0-0 0 3 0.00 HBP- Wolf 2. T- 2:31. Att- 22,603.Dodger Blue Notes-- The optimism the club had when shortstop Rafael Furcal showed remarkable recovery from his sprained ankle has drifted into the realization that he will not be ready to play when he is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday. "He's having a hard time getting from jogging to running," trainer Stan Conte said. "It's a transition, and we expected it. If you push at the wrong time, you can irritate it and cost more days. It was a significant ankle injury, and this is not very much time when you're talking about an ankle. He hasn't had any setbacks." …Brad Penny threw a bullpen the first day in Milwaukee and announced he would be able to go in the first game of the San Francisco series Friday.