The Phillies, who face old friend Randy Wolf Saturday, have a major-league best 29-9 record vs. lefthanded starting pitchers this season. That includes wins in each of the last 12 southpaws (see below) to take the mound against them.
And while there is no Sandy Koufax amongst them, a lefty is a lefty.
Noteworthy: These 12 starters are 0-12 and have a combined 6.22 ERA in these games, and have allowed 73 hits (15 homers) in 68 innings ... Phils are hitting .278 vs. them in these games and have drawn 32 walks, struck out 49 times.
|July 22||Padres||Cory Luebke||3-1|
|July 26||Giants||Barry Zito||7-2|
|Aug. 4||at Giants||Madison Bumgarner||3-0|
|Aug. 5||at Giants||Jonathan Sanchez||9-2|
|Aug. 9||at Dodgers||Ted Lilly||2-1|
|Aug. 13||Nationals||John Lannan||11-3|
|Aug. 17||Diamondbacks||Joe Saunders||9-2|
|Aug. 20||at Nationals||John Lannan||5-0|
|Aug. 23||Mets||Jonathon Niese||9-4|
|Aug. 31||at Reds||Dontrelle Willis||3-0|
|Sept. 2||at Marlins||Brad Hand||5-3|
|Sept. 8||at Brewers||Chris Narveson||7-2|