Preview: Randy Wolf, one of the faces of the early aught underachievers, was still a Phillie the last time the club failed to make the postseason. With Milwaukee and Philadelphia living on the postseason fringes, Wolfie returns to where it all started - and I know you're totally stoked - tonight when the visiting Brewers play the first of three at Citizens Bank Park. First pitch is 7:05. Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.96) makes his second start since returning from the disabled list. Wolf, 35, is just your run-of-the-mill,, left-handed veteran these days, a career 130-113 over 14 seasons with a 101 ERA+ and bloated 5.60 ERA this year (his FIP is a much friendlier 4.45). Wolfie becomes a free agent after this season and the hope is the Phils won't need to resort to his ilk. Never thought Wolf had the "eye of the tiger," plus he has cankles, which don't translate to championships.
Lineups are posted: Ty Wigginton starts at third for Placido Polanco. Beerleaguer's brain trust set the Polanco homer over/under at 2.5 before the season and he's stuck at 2. John Mayberry starts in left and hits eighth. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard stay in the lineup. [Jump to the newest comments]