Notes From The Phillies’ 4-3 Loss To New YorkBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Monday, April 10th, 2017
On The Mound
- Jerad Eickhoff got the start, and turned in seven solid innings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out seven.
- Eickhoff uncharacteristically walked four batters.
- Eickhoff cruised through most of the night, allowing just one run in the fourth and one in the seventh.
- Edubray Ramos took the loss, giving up a two-run shot to Jay Bruce in the eighth inning.
- Joely Rodriguez got the final out of the eighth, and came back to finish the ninth.
At The Plate
- The offense generated three runs on 10 hits.
- The team got out to an early two-run lead, thanks to RBI’s from Michael Saunders and Cameron Rupp in the first inning.
- Rupp worked a walk with the bases loaded.
- The Phils had an opportunity to make an even bigger inning in the first against DeGrom, but the Mets’ starter was able to work his way out of the jam.
- Brock Stassi started at first, and went 1-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.
- Cesar Hernandez went 1-4 with a walk.
- Howie Kendrick also went 1-4 with a walk.
- Maikel Franco went 2-3 with a single and a walk.
It was just one of those nights where the offense couldn’t do enough.
Although they managed 10 hits, the only extra-base hit was Brock Stassi’s homer in the ninth. With only a handful of singles, there was only so much the offense could do.
The strain put on the bullpen over the weekend against the Nats came back to hurt the Phils in this one. With Hector Neris unavailable, and Jeanmar Gomez pitching his way out of the closer’s role, the team was forced to use Edubray Ramos in the setup role, and the young righty failed.
Another quality start from Jerad Eickhoff down the drain.
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