When Wolf gave up five runs in six innings in the Phillies' 8-2 loss to the Marlins Tuesday night, it dropped his career record to 2-11 against them. At least he's consistent both home and away; At home he's 1-6 with a 5.86 ERA; on the road he's 1-5 with a 5.86 ERA, with the same runs allowed and innings pitched at both locations.
It is the type of lopsided statistical anomaly that screams of a mental hurdle that isn't being cleared - not that Wolf was willing or in the mood to admit it.
"I don't know what to say," said Wolf. "It just happens to be that way. I hate to lose no matter who it's against. I think it has more to do with me than it has to do with them."
"Now and then in baseball some team will have better success against you," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He just made a couple of mistakes out there."
The following is a look at Randy Wolf's numbers since 2002 and how different they are against the Marlins. They also show what his numbers could be if his numbers against the Marlins weren't included.
|2002-2005 vs. FLA||1||6||5.65||9||51.0||57||34||32||8||16||39|