By Sam Bush
The major leagues’ worst Phillies are sending Jerad Eickhoff (0-5) out to win his first game of the 2017 season tonight against the Giants at the Bank.
The Phils have lost 10 consecutive series, and Eickhoff will be making his 11th start of the season in an effort to reverse the trend. He turned in quality starts in each of his first three outings of the season, but he has added only one to that total since, a May 16 outing at Texas in which he threw six innings and yielded two earned runs. In six of his starts this season, Eickhoff has allowed three runs or fewer.
The Giants have had struggles of their own, having just been swept at home by the Nationals. They’ll try to get back in the win column behind left-hander Ty Blach. Blach has won his last three starts after switching to the rotation and losing his first two decisions. He also has turned in four consecutive quality starts, compiling a 2.51 ERA in that span.