Randall Christopher Wolf…native of Southern California and resides in Los Angeles…graduated from El Camino Real (CA) High School, where he threw a no-hitter and perfect game as a junior in consecutive starts…attended Pepperdine University, where he was named first-team All-West Coast Conference in each of his three seasons with the Waves, 1995-97…inducted into the Pepperdine Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010...during his time at Pepperdine, he pitched for the U.S. National Team in 1995 and 1996 and posted a 6-0 record…selected to the West Coast Conference's 40th Anniversary Team in 2006…won the Phillies' Community Service Award and was the team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award for his outstanding community service in 2003…had a community program called the "Wolf Den" while pitching for the Dodgers, treating Children's Hospital kids to tickets, food, and pre-game meet-and-greets…charitable causes have included the Philadelphia Futures mentor program, Children's Miracle Network, the ALS Association and Los Angeles Children's Hospital…bought the house previously owned by guitarist "Slash" of Guns 'N Roses in November 2008…his brother, Jim, is a Major League umpire.
Missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Oct. 30, 2012 by Dr. Lewis Yocum…was the second Tommy John surgery of his career, also undergoing the ligament replacement surgery in 2005.
Split the season between the Brewers and Orioles, combining to go 5-10 with a 5.65 ERA in 30 games (26 starts)…relief outing on July 7 at Houston was his first since July 8, 2001…he made 291 starts between relief appearances…went 3-10 with a 5.69 ERA (90 ER, 142.1 IP) in 25 games (24 starts) with Milwaukee before
being released on Aug. 22…signed by Baltimore on Aug. 31…Orioles won all five games he pitched in (2 starts, 3 relief appearances)…made Orioles debut in relief, Sept. 2 at New York (3.1 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, K) and picked up the win…shut down for year after Sept. 22 start with a torn ligament in his left elbow.
Went 13-10 with a 3.69 ERA in 33 starts...Recorded a double-digit win total for the eighth time in his career and fourth straight season...Led the team in innings pitched (212.1) for the second straight season...Reached 200+ innings for the sixth time in his career and third straight season...Produced 21 quality starts...The Brewers went 19-14 in his starts...Had a streak of 19.2 scoreless innings from 4/14-4/24, the longest streak by a Brewer in 2011...Notched a season-high 10 strikeouts over 6.2 innings in a 4-1 win on 4/14 at Pittsburgh.....was
his 14th career double-digit strikeout game and first as a Brewer...Had a season-high 5-game winning streak over 6 starts from 7/29-8/26, posting a 2.57 ERA
during this stretch (42ip, 12er).....fell a game shy of his career-high winning streak (6g, 2 times)...Made 2 starts during the postseason, going 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA (10ip, 9er)...Started Game 4 of the NLDS on 10/5 at Arizona in a 10-6 loss (3ip, 8h, 7r, 7er, 3bb, 2k, 2hr)...Started Game 4 of the NLCS on 10/13 at St. Louis in a 4-2 win (7ip, 6h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 6k, 2hr)
Went 13-12 with a 4.17 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Brewers...Recorded a double-digit win total for the sixth time in his career and third consecutive season...Led the team in starts (34), quality starts (20) and innings pitched (215.2) and ranked second
in wins (13) and strikeouts (142)...The Brewers went 17-17 in his starts...Was the victim of 5 blown saves, the most on the team...His 34 starts were a career high for the second straight season...His career-high 215.2 innings pitched tied for eighth in the National League and were the most
by any National League lefthander in 2010...Reached 200+ innings for the fifth time in his career (2000, 2002-03, 2009-10)...Led Major League pitchers with 11 runs scored and tied Dan Haren for the lead with 19 hits...Named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for August (3-1, 3.65) and September/October (3-2, 1.85)...Made his Brewers debut on 4/6 vs. Colorado, earning a 7-5 win (6.2ip, 9h, 4r, 4er, 0bb, 8k, 1hr)...Allowed a career-high 5 home runs in a 9-4 loss on 6/9 vs. Chicago-NL, tying the franchise
record (5x).....Andrew Lorraine (9/2/02 at ChC) had been the last Brewers pitcher to do it...Allowed a career-high 12 runs in 5.2 innings in a 15-3 loss on 7/21 at Pittsburgh, bringing his
record to 7-9 with a 5.20 ERA after 21 starts...Went 6-3 with a 2.67 ERA over his final 13 starts (87.2ip, 26er).....posted 10 quality starts
during this stretch, including 6 in a row to end the season...On 8/30 at Cincinnati recorded the first stolen base by a pitcher in franchise history as he
swiped second base off Homer Bailey/Ryan Hanigan...Recorded his 1,500th career strikeout in a 6-2 win on 9/5 at Philadelphia (Jayson Werth)...Threw his only complete game of the season in a 3-0 victory on 9/17 at San Francisco (9ip, 3h,
2bb, 6k).....was his ninth career shutout
Signed as a free agent with Los Angeles on 2/6...Went 11-7 with a 3.23 ERA in a career-high 34 starts...The Dodgers went 22-12 in his starts...Had a career-high 24 quality starts, which tied Cliff Lee for the most of any left-hander in the Major Leagues and tied for sixth overall in the Majors...Set a career high with 214.1 innings pitched, which was the most of any lefthander in the National League and ranked 10th overall in the senior circuit...Held opponents to a .227 BA, which ranked eighth in the
National League and was his lowest since 2002 (.223)...Recorded a double-digit win total for the fifth time in his career while his 3.23 ERA was his best since 2002 (3.20)...His 2.78 road ERA ranked fifth in the National League...Notched a season-high 10 strikeouts over 7.2 innings in
a 9-3 win on 8/16 at Arizona...marked his 13th career double-digit strikeout game...in that start also belted his fifth career home run with a 2-run shot off Yusmeiro Petit...Earned his 100th career win on 9/5 vs. San Diego...Produced 11 RBI as a batter, tying his career high (2003)...Pitched in the postseason for the first time in his career, making a start in both the NLDS and NLCS...Started Game 1 of the NLDS on 10/7 vs. St. Louis and received no decision in the Dodgers' 5-3 victory (3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB-2IBB, 2 K, 1 HBP)...Started Game 4 of the NLCS on 10/19 at Philadelphia and received no decision in the Dodgers' 5-4 loss (5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR)...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/14.
Went 6-2 with a 3.57 ERA (28 ER/70.2 IP) in 12 starts for Houston...in 21 starts for San Diego from April 3-July 19, went 6-10 with a 4.74 ERA (63 ER/119.2 IP)...Finished 12-12 overall with a 4.30 ERA...the 190.1 innings pitched were his most since tossing 200.0 in 2003...Made 12 starts as an Astro after being acquired from San Diego on July 22 in exchange for minor league RHP Chad Reineke...made 33 starts overall this season, matching his career high set in 2003 as a member of the Phillies...Houston was 40-22 overall after acquiring Wolf...Ranked seventh in the National League in home ERA with a career-best 2.98 ERA in 17 home games...Won four of his last five decisions on the season and six of his last eight since Aug. 3..Pitched 6.0-plus innings in eight of his last 10 starts since Aug. 8...during the season, had nine games with 7.0-or-more innings
pitched and posted a 1.52 ERA (11 ER/65 IP) in those games...The Astros were 10-2 in his starts, and after making his first start with the club on July 27, the Astros were 39-19 in 58 games...Ranked sixth among National League left-handers with 162 strikeouts and seventh in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (7.66)...His 2.23 ERA (8 ER/32.1 IP) in September was his lowest in a single month this season...went 4-1 in September, marking his first month of the season with three-or-more wins...four wins tied his career-high for a single month, most recently during May 2005...Tossed his eighth career shutout on Sept. 3 at CHI for his ninth win...The Astros went 5-1 in his six August starts...posted a 4.50 ERA (17 ER/34 IP) in six August starts for the Astros...5.0 shutout innings en route to his first win in an Astros uniform on Aug. 3 vs. NYM...Recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts on June 22 vs. DET (2 ER/6 IP)....From May 1-17, the Padres lost all four of his starts and scored a collective nine runs in those outings...Began the season going 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA (3 ER/19 IP) in his first three starts
Signed by the Dodgers 11/29/06...finished 9-6 with a 4.73 ERA (54 ER/102.2 IP)...Dodgers went 11-7 in his 18 starts...placed on the 15-day disabled list 7/4 with shoulder soreness and missed the remainder of the season...began a rehabilitation assignment 7/25 at Single-A Inland Empire but was shut down due to reoccurrence of the shoulder pain...allowed three runs in 4.0 innings in he only rehab start...transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 9/1 and underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder 9/5...surgery showed no structural damage...Dr. Lewis Yocum and Dr. Neal ElAttrache
performed a cleanup procedure on the bursa and labrum, which had minor fraying.
A MONTH TO REMEMBER: Dominated the month of May, going 3-0 with a 1.48 ERA (5 ER/30.1 IP) in five starts...struck out 35, averaging 10.4 strikeouts per 9.0 IP...the Dodgers went 4-1 in his five starts...held opponents to a .196 average in the month.
QUANTITY OF QUALITY: Went at least 5.0 innings in each of his first 17 starts prior to his injury...tossed 6.0 innings or more in 11 of his 18 outings...went 7.0 innings on two occasions
(5/11 vs. CIN and 5/22 vs. MIL)...eight of his outing qualified as quality starts.
AMONG THE BEST: The day before he was placed on the disabled list (7/3), ranked among National League hurlers in wins (T-4th, 9), games started (T-2nd, 18) and strikeouts (7th, 94).
Began the season on the disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery performed
on July 1, 2005 in Los Angeles by Dr. Lewis Yocum...
Made seven rehabilitation starts with Single-A Clearwater, Single-A Lakewood and
Double-A Reading...his rehab was slowed after taking a line drive off his left hand during
a start with Reading and sustaining a hairline fracture...
Made his first Major League start on July 30 against Florida...gave up three runs in 4.1
innings, striking out four and walking five...
The Phillies went 6-0 in his first six starts and he finished the season 4-0 in 12 games
started...by starting 4-0, he extended his win streak to nine, becoming the first Phillies'
pitcher to win nine straight decisions since Steve Carlton in 1980-81...
Earned his first win since June 5, 2005 on August 15 against the Mets...allowed three
earned runs or less in seven of his first eight starts after coming off the disabled list...
Left-handed hitters began the season 0-for-19 against him and finished 3-for-35 (.086)
Signed a free-agent contract with the Dodgers on Nov. 28.
Made 13 starts before having Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. ... Compiled a 3.08 ERA while going 4-1 in May.
Had a career-low five wins due to two stints on the DL...His 89 strikeouts gave him 866 in his career,
to rank in eighth place on the Phillies all-time list; tied Larry Christenson in eighth place with four strikeouts in his first start,
4/7 at PIT...Pitched seventh career shutout and hit second career HR, 4/24 at MTL; First Phillie to pitch a shutout and hit
a HR in same game since LHP Steve Carlton, 9/13/82 vs STL...Had a 2.87 ERA through first 11 starts...Had a 21.0-
inning scoreless streak, 4/18-5/6...Struck out a season-high eight, 5/17 at COL...Placed on 15-day DL, 6/8 (retroactive
to 6/3) with left elbow tendinitis...Activated, 6/26, after making one rehab start with Reading (AA)...Had a 15.0-
inning walkless streak, 8/6-17...Slugged career-best two HR, 8/11 vs COL; Seventh different Phillies pitcher to do it (eighth
time) and first since Robert Person, 6/2/02 vs MTL...Placed on DL for second time, 8/31 (retroactive to 8/29), with
left elbow tendinitis and missed remainder of season...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in six of his last seven starts...Did not
walk more than three batters in any game...Phillies went 4-1 in his first five starts and his final five starts...Offensively, led
all Major League pitchers in HR (3) and slugging % (.523), ranked second in avg (.267) and tied for third in RBI (8).
Posted career and team highs in wins (16) and strikeouts (177) and also reached career highs in starts (33) and winning % (.615) ... His win total was most by a Phillies pitcher since Curt Schilling won 17 in 1997 ... Finished tied for fourth in NL in shutouts (2), tied for fifth in wins, seventh in SO/9.0 IP (8.0), tied for eighth in strikeouts and starts and 11th in opp avg (.233) ... Ranked tied for second in NL with 10 road wins, trailing only CHI's Mark Prior (11) ... Had third-best winning % in day games (6-1, .857) ... Became first Phillie to post double-digit wins in four straight seasons since LHP Shane Rawley, 1984-87 ... After getting second-lowest run support in NL in 2002, received third-best in 2003 (6.71 runs/game) ... Led NL left-handers in wins, strikeouts, opponents avg and innings (200.0) ... Pitched through the sixth inning in 23 of 33 starts ... Began season with a 26.0-inning streak of not allowing a HR (Jay Payton hit first one, 4/24 vs COL); finished season ranked tied for ninth with 27 HR ... Pitched his fifth and sixth career shutouts, 5/10 vs HOU (2-0 win, 9.0 IP, 5 H, BB, 6 SO) and 7/23 at CHI (3-0 win, 9.0 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 SO) ... Won a season-high four straight games, 6/1(1)-6/26 (2.76 ERA in five starts during that span) ... Selected to first All-Star team; was second pitcher for the NL team, 7/15 at U.S. Cellular Field (CWS) ... Became 42nd pitcher in Phillies history to reach 50 wins with the club, 8/14 vs MIL ... At the plate, reached career bests in at-bats (70), runs (9), hits (14), doubles (6), RBI (11) and walks (5)
... His 11 RBI were most by a Phillies pitcher since Steve Carlton had 13 in 1978 ... Hit .381 (8-21), four 2B, five RBI, six R in final 10 starts ... Named to postseason All-Star team by The Sporting News
as best left-handed pitcher in NL.
Became first Phillies LHP to post double digits in wins in three consecutive seasons (11-10-11) since Terry Mulholland, 1991-93 . . . His 3.20 ERA was eighth-best in NL . . . Finished second in NL with 1.61 ERA in day games, tied for fourth in SHO (2), held opponents to seventh-lowest avg (.223) and ranked eighth in sacrifice hits (12) . . . Led Phillies pitching staff with career highs in ERA, IP and SO (172), also led team in CG (3) and SHO . . . Won just 11 games thanks in part to having the second-lowest run support in NL (min. 25 starts) with 3.61 runs/game (Ben Sheets, 3.59 runs/game) . . . Began season on 15-day DL with left elbow tendinitis . . . Made one rehab start for Clearwater (A) before being activated, 4/12 . . . Had a 7.09 ERA in first five starts of season and a 2.64 ERA in his final 26 starts . . . Allowed two ER or less in 17 of 31 starts and three ER or less in 23 of 31 . . . Posted a 2.10 ERA after the All-Star break . . . Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 26 starts (84%), including his final 19 of the season . . . Made a pinch-hit appearance, 7/31 vs SF (struck out) . . . Hit first career HR, 8/22 at MIL (Jimmy Osting) . . . Threw a four-hit, 4-0 shutout, 8/16 vs MIL and a four-hit, 1-0 shutout, 8/31 at NYM . . . Pitched 27.0 consecutive scoreless innings, 8/11-9/5, spanning four starts, including two SHO; ninth-longest streak in club history . . . Streak was snapped in the first inning, 9/5 at MTL, on a solo HR by Vladimir Guerrero - only run he allowed in third complete game of season . . . Went 4-0, 1.37 ERA in six August starts . . . Pitched 8.0 shutout innings, 9/15 vs PIT, but did not get the win as the Phillies won, 1-0, in 10 innings . . . Struck out a career-high 13 batters, 9/21(2) at CIN; 9th career double-digit SO game and fourth of the season . . . Finished the season with as many strikeouts as hits allowed (172) . . . Phillies were 10-2 in his final 12 starts, including winning eight straight, 7/26-9/5 . . . Is 16-11, 2.95 ERA in 41 starts since the 2001 All-Star break . . . Participated in MLB vs Japan All-Star Series during November in Japan.
Led team with career-high four complete games, tied for fourth-most in NL . . . Held left-handed hitters to lowest average in NL (.171) . . . Had 3.28 ERA at night, seventh-best in NL . . . Struck out 10 batters three times, 5/5 vs SF (7.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 BB), 5/17 vs MIL (7.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB) and 5/23(1) vs PIT (7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB) . . . Was undefeated in May with five straight quality starts (3-0, 1.53 ERA, 45 SO) . . . Pitched second career CG, 6/8 at BOS (8.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 7 SO) . . . Moved into the bullpen following his start, 6/27 vs ATL and made three appearances . . . Returned to rotation following All-Star break and went 5-2, 2.19 ERA . . . Had team-best 17.0 inning walkless streak, 7/16-8/1 . . . Had rain-shortened CG (6.0 IP), 8/1 at COL, won 8-1 . . . Placed on 15-day DL, 8/4 (retro to 8/2) with a sprained left ankle, suffered on the dugout steps at Pacific Bell Park . . . Made three Minor League rehab starts before being activated on 9/1 . . . Pitched first professional shutout, 9/8 at MTL (9.0 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 SO) . . . Threw one-hit shutout in final home appearance of season, 9/26 vs CIN; First one-hitter by a Phillie since Curt Schilling on 9/9/92 vs NYM . . . Earned first career victory vs ATL, 10/2 (8.0 IP, 1 R, 0 ER); win pulled Phillies within one game of first place . . . Had career-high 13.0 scoreless inning streak, 9/26-10/2 . . . Had a shutout for 8.1 innings in final start of season, 10/7 at CIN (finished with one run in 8.2 IP), a 4-1 win . . . Won last three starts (0.35 ERA, 1 ER, 25.2 IP). . . Began season 0-for-14 in first eight games, then hit .258 (8-31) . . . Hit. 300 (6-20) in final nine games/starts.
Led club with career highs in wins (11), starts (32), innings (206.1), walks (83) and was second in strikeouts (160) . . . His 3.64 ERA on the road ranked fifth in NL . . . Went 4-0, 2.91 ERA in day games, 7.0 innings shy of ranking fourth in NL in daytime ERA . . . Held lefties to a .227 (25-110) average . . . 11 wins are most by a Phillies lefty since Danny Jackson won a team-leading 14 in 1994 . . . 206.1 innings are most by a Phillies lefty since Jackson's 210.1 in 1993 . . . Won first official game played at HOU's Enron Field 4/7, 4-1 . . . Struck out a season-high nine, three times: 4/29 vs STL, 5/17 vs STL and 6/3 vs BOS . . . Threw first ML complete game in front of hometown crowd 5/28 at LA, 4-2 . . . Pitched through the fifth inning in 30 of his 32 starts; in the other two threw career-low 3.0 innings 5/23 at HOU and 8/21 at CIN . . . Had team-longest 19.1 walkless inning streak, 6/24-7/17 . . . 17 of his 32 starts were decided by two runs or less (23 by 3 or less), but Phils went just 13-19 in his starts.
Began season at Scranton (AAA) . . . International League Pitcher of the Week, 4/8-17, 2-0, 14.0 IP, 0 R, 15 SO . . . Hit fifth HR in team history by Red Barons pitcher 6/5 vs Richmond; 1st since Pat Combs 7/3/94 at Ottawa . . . Was leading IL in strikeouts (72) and was 10th in ERA (3.61) when contract was purchased by Phillies 6/9 . . . Won ML debut 6/11 vs TOR, 8-4, 5.2 IP, one ER . . . Singled for first ML hit 6/16 at SD (Sterling Hitchcock) . . . Threw season-high 8.0 innings, twice: 6/16 at SD (7 SO) and 7/2 vs CHI (10 SO) . . . Made just second relief appearance of pro career 7/11 vs BAL (day prior to All-Star break), 1.0 IP, two ER (last relief app, 6/10/98 at Charlotte, 4.2 IP in relief of rehabbing Ricky Bottalico) . . . Won first five decisions, becoming first Phillie to do so since Marty Bystrom (7-0) in 1980-81 . . . Lost a team-high eight straight following 5-0 start; longest losing streak since Tyler Green finished 1998 with an eight-game streak . . . Picked up first ML extra-base hit (double) 8/21 vs LA . . . Won 9/17 at NYM to break losing streak, striking out career-high 11 . . . Held ML lefties to a .209 (18-86) average.
Began season at Reading (AA) . . . Struck out season-high 13 in eight innings 4/18 at Norwich, in 3-1 win . . . Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April, 2-0, 1.44 ERA, 25.0 IP, 33 SO. . . Promoted to Scranton (AAA) 4/29 . . . Was leading Eastern League in strikeouts (33) at time of promotion . . . Lost first pro game 5/20 vs Louisville, after going 8-0 dating back to 1997 . . . Won four in a row at Scranton, 7/14-8/4 . . . Ended season with three-hitter, nine strikeouts, 9/4 vs Pawtucket . . . LH batters hit .213 . . . Pitched for Sun Cities of Arizona Fall League; finished fifth in AFL with 2.83 ERA in nine starts.
Selected by Phillies in second round of June draft . . . Made pro debut at Batavia (A) after signing on 7/11 . . . Struck out 10 in third pro start . . . Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August, 4-0, 1.75 ERA . . . Struck out organization-high 14 on 8/23 vs Jamestown . . . Led Phillies short-season starters in ERA (1.58) . . . Was 0-0, 0.00 in two playoff starts, 16 strikeouts, 11 innings . . . Played in Florida Instructional League.