By Sam Bush
The Phillies’ sizzling bats aren’t all fans have to cheer about.
Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff has been cruising since the end of May. He is 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA in his last seven starts, including this dominant effort against the Braves.
He allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
It marked the first time a Phillies starter pitched more than seven innings since Vince Velasquez’s complete game on April 14 against the Padres.
“I feel good,” Eickhoff said. “I feel good mechanically and mentally. I’m just going to try and stay right where I want — not too high and not too low. I’m going to try and help this game any way I can.”