Thursday, August 31, 2017

2017 Topps Heritage #495 Jerad Eickhoff

Braves 9, Phillies 1 (Game 1)
Game 131 - Wednesday Afternoon, August 30th in Philadelphia
Record - 49-82, 5th place

One Sentence Summary:  R.A. Dickey stymied the offense, Jerad Eickhoff left after two innings with an injury and the Braves offense easily handled the Phillies, winning 9-1.

What It Means:  The Phillies-Braves game was rained out on Tuesday night, leading to an Wednesday afternoon double header.  Busy at work, I settled in for the afternoon hoping to at least enjoy some of the Phillies games while I toiled.  There was nothing enjoyable about this game.

What Happened:  Eickhoff left with what was diagnosed as nerve issues in his right hand.  It's unknown when (or if) the young pitcher will return this season.  He allowed six runs on six hits before exiting the field with a trainer in the top of the third.

Featured Card:  I've featured an Eickhoff card in one and only one game summary post so far this season, which is a testament as to how mightily he's struggled.  Here's his Topps Heritage card, featuring a smiling Eickhoff from a happier time.

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