After pitching four scoreless inning in relief of Nick Pivetta in a 14-3 win over the New York Mets on April 16, it was clear that Jerad Eickhoff had earned a shot to re-join the Philadelphia Phillies rotation after missing nearly the entire 2018 season. The Phillies gave Eickhoff that chance, and he initially made good (really good, in fact) on it. Unfortunately, his struggles of late will cost him his spot in the rotation, at least for the time being.
In Monday evening’s 13-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Eickhoff allowed five home runs and seven total runs in just three innings. Tuesday, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told the collective media, which included Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, that Eickhoff won’t make his next scheduled start.
Said rotation spot is scheduled to come up again this Sunday in Atlanta, as the Phillies wrap up a crucial series with the Atlanta Braves, who they are currently tied with at the top of the National League East.