Wolf Attacks Expos in Phillies 7-0 Win

For the seventh time in his career, Randy Wolf threw a complete game shutout. Number seven came in Montreal as Wolf and the Phillies beat Montreal 7-0. At the plate, Wolf did some damage of his own with two hits, including his second career homerun. The Phillies offense came through for 17 hits on the day.

Randy Wolf helped lead the Phillies offense with a solo homerun and an RBI double in the Phillies 7-0 win. Wolf's homerun came off Chad Bentz and put the Phillies up 6-0 at the time. Wolf's RBI double in the ninth was the Phillies final run of the day.

On the mound, Wolf (1-1, 3.55) was simply dominating. Only one Expos runner reached scoring position and Wolf didn't walk a hitter until there was one out in the ninth. Wolf threw 109 pitches, 72 of which were strikes, in shutting down the Expos. Montreal managed just four hits and struck out three times against Wolf.

Jim Thome went 0-3 with two walks, snapping his nine game hitting streak. Two utility players – Ricky Ledee and Todd Pratt – getting a chance to start, each came up with three hits in the game as did Marlon Byrd. Ledee, playing for left fielder Pat Burrell, went 3-5 with an RBI double. Pratt, filling in for Mike Lieberthal, went 3-4 and also drove in a run with an RBI double of his own. Byrd went 3-5 with an RBI and a run scored on the afternoon.

David Bell, Bobby Abreu and Jimmy Rollins each chipped in with two hits to go with Wolf's two hit day.

The Phillies swept the Expos last weekend in Philadelphia and will go for another sweep Sunday when Vicente Padilla (0-2, 4.15) goes against Zach Day (1-1, 2.84).


PHILADELPHIA (7) VS MONTREAL (0) - FINAL PHILADELPHIA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg M Byrd cf 5 1 3 1 1 0 0 .237 P Polanco 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 .273 B Abreu rf 6 0 2 0 0 1 5 .241 J Thome 1b 3 1 0 0 2 2 4 .344 T Perez 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 R Ledee lf 5 0 3 1 0 0 2 .438 D Bell 3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 4 .264 T Pratt c 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 .400 J Rollins ss 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .169 R Wolf p 4 1 2 2 0 1 5 .444 Totals 41 7 17 6 5 5 27 BATTING: 2B - M Byrd (2, T Ohka); D Bell (3, T Ohka); R Ledee (2, T Ohka); T Pratt (1, L Ayala); R Wolf (2, L Ayala). HR - R Wolf (1, 7th inning off C Bentz 0 on, 2 Out). S - P Polanco , R Wolf. RBI - J Rollins (2), M Byrd (4), T Pratt (1), R Ledee (5), R Wolf 2 (2). 2-out RBI - R Ledee, R Wolf. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Bell 3, B Abreu 2, R Ledee 1, R Wolf 1. GIDP - R Wolf. Team LOB - 14. FIELDING: DP: 3 (D Bell-P Polanco-J Thome 2, J Rollins-P Polanco-J Thome). MONTREAL ab r h rbi bb so lob avg E Chavez cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .125 O Cabrera ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .274 J Vidro 2b 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .270 T Batista 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .213 B Wilkerson lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .214 J Rivera rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 L Lopez 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 E Diaz c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 T Ohka p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 a-A Fox ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 C Bentz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 L Ayala p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 b-J Carroll ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 Totals 28 0 4 0 1 3 8 a-singled to center for T Ohka in the 6th; b-flied out to right for L Ayala in the 9th. BATTING: GIDP - T Batista 2, L Lopez. Team LOB - 3. FIELDING: PB - E Diaz. DP: 1 (T Ohka-E Diaz-L Lopez). ---------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA - 031 001 101 -- 7 MONTREAL - 000 000 000 -- 0 ---------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA ip h r er bb so hr era R Wolf (W, 1-1) 9 4 0 0 1 3 0 3.55 MONTREAL ip h r er bb so hr era T Ohka (L, 0-4) 6 13 5 4 3 3 0 5.95 C Bentz 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 6.75 L Ayala 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.66 IBB - J Thome (by T Ohka). HBP - J Rivera (by R Wolf). Pitches-strikes: R Wolf 109-72; T Ohka 91-59; C Bentz 35-21; L Ayala 27-17. Ground balls-fly balls: R Wolf 14-10; T Ohka 8-7; C Bentz 1-3; L Ayala 2-1. Batters faced: R Wolf 30; T Ohka 33; C Bentz 9; L Ayala 6. UMPIRES: HP--Matt Hollowell. 1B--Brian Gorman. 2B--Bill Miller. 3B--Dale Scott. T--2:41. Att--6,899. Weather: INDOORS


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