Phillies: Five things we learned from the Reds series
By John Town
Jerad Eickhoff better, still not great
Jerad Eickhoff has been up and down all season this year and that continued Saturday night against the Reds. He was quickly behind by a 2-0 score after a leadoff single and two-run home run in the first inning.
Eickhoff was able to keep the Reds quiet from then through the fifth inning, escaping a jam or two along the way. However, he couldn’t last through the sixth as a single and RBI double forced Eickhoff out of the game early.
As a whole, Eickhoff allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.1 innings with four strikeouts. It was better than his last start where he gave up four runs and nine hits, but it wasn’t great either as his ERA still ticked upwards a little bit.
It’s still hard to say how Eickhoff’s season will wind up as he was just like last year early in the season but it is still struggling as of now.