By Ben Sullivan
Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff left last night’s game in position for the win, but he was stuck with the no-decision after Hanley Ramirez hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning.
Eickhoff is the first Phillies pitcher since Cliff Lee in 2012 to go winless in his first 13 starts of the season.
Eickhoff is also the only pitcher in the majors with no wins and at least seven losses.
“It was tough,” said Eickhoff. “I was trying to keep us in the game the best I could. These guys did a really good job getting us out to a good lead.”
“Eickhoff battled,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. “His command control wasn’t that good early, then he settled down and threw pretty well. He started using his curveball pretty well.”