Jerad Eickhoff still eyeing first win
A strong outing against his former team was wasted last week when Jerad Eickhoff struckout eight Rangers in six innings. The righty had a little something extra in his first appearance versus the team that traded him for Cole Hamels.
Despite another decent outing the bullpen and offense let Eickhoff down.
In all fairness, the righty hasn’t lived up to his workhorse potential this season, failing to reach the sixth inning in four of his last five starts.
Fans knew Eickhoff wasn’t the ace of a championship rotation, but instead a solid number three arm that could get 200 innings a year. Regardless, the offense needs to pick up their teammate and get the monkey off his back.
With two career starts against the Rockies Eickhoff is 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA, but mostly because of a rough outing in the mountains where he allowed eight runs.
Colorado may have the book on Eickhoff, so can the young workhorse catch them off guard on his home turf?