Phillies Week in Review: 6/27-7/4

Jul 3, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp (29) celebrates with third baseman Maikel Franco (7) after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 3, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp (29) celebrates with third baseman Maikel Franco (7) after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 23, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Eickhoff (48) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Eickhoff (48) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports /

SURGING ARMS

Vincent Velasquez continues to pitch well after his stint on the DL. The hard throwing righty gave up just two runs over six innings while striking out seven in the Phils 7-2 win over the Royals this week.

Jeremy Hellickson had another outstanding start this week, throwing six innings and striking out a half-dozen in the Phils win over the Royals on Friday.

Jul 3, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Gomez (46) throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Royals, 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 3, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Gomez (46) throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Royals, 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
Jerad Eickhoff

had a pair of fantastic starts this week against the Diamondbacks and Braves. Eickhoff struck out 14 batters over 12.2 innings pitched. He is having a phenomenal sophomore season for the Fightins.

Jeanmar Gomez and Brett Oberholtzer had nice weeks out of the bullpen, with the duo combining for 5.1 scoreless innings.

While it is likely that Herrera represents the Phillies if the club receives just one NL All-Star rep, Gomez certainly is very deserving of serious consideration for the honors himself.

Adam Morgan has also found success since being moved to the bullpen, giving up just a single run and striking out four over 3.2 innings pitched.

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