Phillies are Right vs. Lefties

Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run in the first inning against the Brewers on Friday night. (Morry Gash/AP)

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.

Date Opponent Pitcher     Score
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

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