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Eickhoff Eyes Series Victory in Easter Sunday Finale


Frank Klose, Sports Talk Philly editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philadelphia Phillies snapped their four-game skid Saturday afternoon on Jackie Robinson Day, and they look to take a series win against the Nationals on Easter Sunday.

Phillies starter Jared Eickhoff will take the mound, winless but with a 1.98 earned run average.  He will be opposed by former Phillies farmhand Gio Gonzalez, who sports an 0.69 earned run average.

Starting Pitching Matchup:

Philadelphia Phillies (3-7) Washington Nationals (6-4)
RHP Jerad Eickhoff LHP Gio Gonzalez
(0-1, 1.98 ERA) (1-0, 0.69 ERA)


Gonzalez has allowed just two earned runs all season.  Eickhoff has generally been effective against the Nationals in his career, allowing just five earned runs in 19 innings.

 Starting Lineups:

Philadelphia Phillies (3-7) Washington Nationals (6-4)
  Position Player Bats   Position Player Bats
1 2B  Cesar Hernandez S 1 CF Adam Eaton
2 RF Daniel Nava S 2 3B Anthony Rendon R
3 3B Maikel Franco R 3 RF Bryce Harper L
4 1B Tommy Joseph 4 2B Daniel Murphy L
5 C Cameron Rupp 5 1B Adam Lind L
6 CF Aaron Altherr R 6 RF Jayson Werth R
7 LF Brock Stassi L 7 C Matt Wieters S
8 SS Freddy Galvis S 8 SS Wilmer Difo S
9 Jerad Eickhoff  R 9 P Gio Gonzalez  

Broadcast Information:

  • First pitch: 1:35 p.m.
  • TV: CSN
  • Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

Game Notes:

  • Brock Stassi makes his first ever start in the outfield.
  • The Nationals will rest Ryan Zimmerman.
  • The Phillies are giving Odubel Herrera his first day off this season.



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