Following a day off, the Phils were back on the field for some interleague baseball against the surging Texas Rangers. The Rangers were riding a six-game winning streak entering the game, and were sending out their ace Yu Darvish, so the Phillies definitely faced a tall task. Jerad Eickhoff was on the mound for Philly and would be supported by the following lineup as they looked to end the Rangers hot streak:
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The addition of a designated hitter hardly impacted the Phillies offense as Yu Darvish carved through the lineup. Philly was limited to just four hits and one run in seven innings against Darvish recorded and seemed collectively lost at the plate.
Eickhoff- to his credit- pitched a quality start. He allowed three runs (only two earned) and struck out eight batters in just six innings. He pitched well enough to win versus the red-hot Rangers, but ultimately didn’t get the run support he needed.
The Phils went on to lose by a score of 5-1 and drop to a 14-22 on the season. They’ll look to reverse their fortune in Game 2 of the interleague series tonight in Arlington. Be sure to stay tuned right here at Philly Sports Network as we recap every Phillies game this season.
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