Adam Eaton (0-3, 5.37 ERA) took the loss Friday against Houston, but it was arguably his best start of the season. He’ll try for his elusive first win tonight as the Phillies go for the sweep.
Eaton allowed three runs and eight hits over seven innings Friday, locating his breaking ball and walking just one batter. He was burned by two long balls, which, surprisingly, is the most he’s allowed in one game all season. His control, which waivers from pitch to pitch, has been the primary concern, plus that annoying habit of getting ahead of hitters and not putting them away. He isn’t missing many bats and he’s walking too many. (29/24). He has not pitched well against the Rockies, going 8-12 with a 6.32 ERA in 25 career starts against them. He's got a tough act to follow, as Kyle Kendrick pitched very well last night and Jamie Moyer picked up the easy win Monday night.
For Colorado, rookie right-hander Greg Reynolds (0-1, 4.08) gets the nod. Reynolds was the second overall pick in the 2006 draft and was actually selected by the Phillies in the 41st round of the 2003 draft, but did not sign.