After falling behind 3-0 in the 1st inning, our Philadelphia Phillies (57-65) came back to avoid the sweep and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (67-53) by the score of 5-4.
Phillies’ starter Jerad Eickhoff recovered nicely after the rough first inning, and wound up giving up four runs over six innings while striking out eight and walking two.
The Phillies started the comeback in the 3rd with an RBI single from Aaron Altherr to cut the lead to 3-1. Eickhoff gave up a 4th inning homer to make it 4-1, but Ryan Howard kncoked his 19th bomb of the year in the bottom half to get it back to 4-2. Taylor Featherston finally picked up his first RBI for the Phillies later in the inning with a double that made it 4-3.
The Phillies pitching staff shut it down from there, throwing five shutout innings while giving up only two hits to close out the game. Maikel Franco gave the good guys the lead with a two-run shot in the 7th, and Jeanmar Gomez picked up his 32nd save, and just like that it was another one run win for the home team.
The St. Louis Cardinals come to town for a three game series this weekend. Adam Morgan (1-7, 6.62 ERA) takes the hill for the home team in game one of the series. He’ll be opposed by Adam Wainwright (9-7, 4.72 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.