Jerad Eickhoff pitched eight shutout innings and gave up three hits with three walks and four strikeouts while Cesar Hernandez brought in three RBIs on a 3-for-5 day as the Phils shutout the Cardinals 5-0.
It was the second time Eickhoff pitched shutout baseball in his three starts this year. No Cardinal runner safely reached second until a Yadier Molina double in the eighth. Despite his low velocity (91 on his fastball), the right-hander delivered a variety of different pitches throughout.
The return of Eickhoff has been excellent in a season that hasn’t seen the best of Aaron Nola and Vince Velasquez. If Eickhoff can keep his tremendous start going and improve on his velocity, he could be a very solid starter and bolster the rotation.
The Phils are off today, so that means you can listen to the latest edition of Crossed Up before their weekend series against the Royals in Kansas City.
After a god awful Game 5, the Sixers return home to try and stave off elimination tonight in Game 6 against the Raptors at 8 PM on ESPN. Let’s hope for some better half-court offense from everyone outside of Jimmy Butler.
If the team does decide to build around Joel Embiid, Jalen Rose thinks the team should trade Ben Simmons.
The first place Union traded their top player David Accam to the Columbus Crew. A surprise move.
Philadelphia will host this year’s Overwatch League Grand Finals.
San Jose edged Colorado in Game 7 of their second round series. They’ll play the Blues in the Western Conference Final.
Ty Lue and the Lakers could not come to an agreement and it sounds like Lue won’t even be their head coach.
Why FOX getting into the betting game is huge.
In the news, North Korea has apparently fired two suspected missiles.
Over a thousand weapons were seized in an LA neighborhood.