Saturday, August 22, 2015

2016 Chachi Preview #2 Jerad Eickhoff (@Eickough19)

Phillies 7, Marlins 1
Game 122 - Friday Night, August 21st in Miami
Record - 48-74, 5th Place, 17 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Jerad Eickhoff was impressive in his Major League debut, pitching six shutout innings and adding a two-run single in the fourth in the 7-1 Phillies win.

What It Means:  Eickhoff became the first Phillies starting pitcher ever to drive in two runs in his Major League Debut.  He also became the first Phillies starting pitcher to not allow a run in his debut since Cole Hamels did it back in 2006.  Acquired a few weeks ago in the Hamels trade, Eickhoff now has one more win with the Phillies than Hamels does with the Rangers.

What Happened:  Eickhoff struck out five and allowed five hits in his first outing.  Ryan Howard had three doubles and drove in a pair of runs.  Cameron Rupp made an outstanding defensive play at the plate, leaping to catch an errant throw from Freddy Galvis and tagging out Marlins baserunner Justin Bour to end a scoring threat in the fourth.

Featured Card:  We here at The Phillies Room are doing our best to keep moving forward with an eye to the future.  I don't have any Eickhoff minor league cards in my collection, so I went ahead and created a 2016 Chachi Preview card for the rookie pitcher.  His 2015 Chachi card will debut in a separate post.  If you can't wait until that post, you can check it out over on the updated 2015 Virtual Phillies Wall.


Anonymous said...

Still loving 2016 Chachi!

If you didn't notice, Mike Fiers no-hit the Dodgers last night, and the last three outs were made by Rollins, Utley and Justin Turner... Two former Phillies and a former Met. That says something, but I'm not sure what.

Jim said...

We watched the end of that no-hitter and I thought for sure Utley would break it up.