Jared Eickhoff didn’t allow a single homer in his first five appearances this season, a stretch spanning 30 innings pitched. That’s really good. Lately, however, you could say that the long ball has plagued him. He entered tonight having allowed 11 homers over his last 24.1 IP, which, obviously, isn’t great. But that trouble is nothing compared to what we witnessed during the first inning of tonight’s game in which Eickhoff surrendered back-to-back-to-back home runs to the first three hitters he faced:

That’s 13 pitches, three homers, and quite a hole to dig out of for a team with a tattered bullpen and slumping offense.

At the time of this post, Phillies pitchers lead the National League with 103 homers surrendered this season. The Giants are the next closest NL team with 94 homers allowed. For the sake of comparison, the Phillies’ revamped lineup has produced only 77 homers this season after Jean Segura’s first inning solo shot.

That’s good for 12th in the NL, ahead of only the Giants, Marlins, and Pirates.