Eickhoff allows 3 hits in 8 innings, Phillies blank Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jerad Eickhoff is making up for lost time.

Eickhoff allowed three hits in eight innings, Cesar Hernandez homered and drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Wednesday.

Aided by a pair of double plays, Eickhoff (2-1) faced just two batters over the minimum through the first seven innings as the NL East-leading Phillies took two of three from the Cardinals and won for the fifth time in their last seven games. Eickhoff threw a season-high 106 pitches and has allowed one run over 20 innings in his last three starts.

''Early on it was just really fastball, slider,'' Eickhoff said. ''In the third inning I started dropping a curveball in there. I was having a hard time getting it over for a strike. Once that came, it kind of opened up everything else.''

Eickhoff, who missed most of the 2018 season with a right lat strain, has not allowed a home run this season, a span of 30 innings.

''He pitched with a fearlessness,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''Any pitch, any count, behind in the count, secondary pitch behind in the count. He'll throw a slider outside of the zone when he's confident he's going to get a swing and he'll fill it up too. He'll fill up the zone with his breaking balls and utilizes his fastball really effectively.''

Seranthony Dominguez worked the ninth to complete the three-hitter.

After winning 20 of their first 30 games, the Cardinals lost for the sixth time in their last seven.

Odubel Herrera sparked a four-run fifth inning for the Phillies with an RBI double. Herrera has hit safely in 16 of his 18 career games at Busch Stadium.

Hernandez capped the rally with a two-run double. A fielding error by Matt Carpenter helped set up the big frame for the Phillies. It was one of two errors by the Cardinals, who also committed two miscues Tuesday night that led to six unearned runs for the Phillies in the second inning of an 11-1 loss.

Hernandez drove a slider from Giovanny Gallegos into the right-field bullpen in the seventh. He went 3 for 5 and has hit in 10 straight games against St. Louis.

Jack Flaherty (3-3) faced just one batter over the minimum in his first four innings before getting derailed by a 43-pitch fifth.

''We've been absolutely right there so many times and it's been one little thing has opened the floodgates numerous times,'' Flaherty said. ''Our defense has been really good, but if something goes wrong we're not able to pitch out of it. We haven't been able to. And that's something we've got to clean up with just being able to deal with or handle whatever the situation is and continue to be able to pitch out of it.''

FACES IN THE CROWD

St. Louis Blues players David Perron and Tyler Bozak were at the game. The Blues defeated the Dallas Stars in double overtime in Game 7 late Tuesday night to advance to the NHL's Western Conference final.

PHILLY MOURNS MONTGOMERY

Phillies chairman David Montgomery, who was team president during Philadelphia's 2008 World Series championship season, died Wednesday morning after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 72.

Montgomery spent nearly 50 years working for the Phillies. He was promoted to executive vice president after the 1981 season, became chief operating officer in 1992 and was promoted to general partner, president and chief executive officer in 1997.

''I think there were points in the dugout where I legitimately found myself asking, what would David do in the situation?'' Kapler said. ''Pretty special moment as group to be able to win this series and feel like we were doing it in honor of David Montgomery.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP David Robertson (right elbow soreness) began gripping exercises and hopes to start throwing this weekend.

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (right shoulder cuff strain) will pitch Wednesday night at Triple-A Memphis. He is expected to throw between 10 and 20 pitches.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Jake Arrieta (4-2, 3.40 ERA) will kick off a three-game road series against the Royals and RHP Homer Bailey (3-3, 5.25) on Friday night. Arrieta is 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA in four career starts against the Royals.

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (2-0, 5.17) gets the start in the opener of a four-game series against the visiting Pirates and RHP Joe Musgrove (1-3, 2.63) on Thursday night. Wacha received a no-decision in his last start, but had a pair of hits and drove in two runs at the plate for his first multi-hit and multi-RBI game since 2015.

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  • W: J. Eickhoff (2-1)L: J. Flaherty (3-3)
  • HR: PHI - C. Hernandez (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B51331001.305.363.458.82111.0
J. Segura SS50000013.306.348.463.811-0.5
B. Harper RF30000121.231.371.469.8400.0
R. Hoskins 1B30000111.295.420.6361.0560.5
J. Realmuto C31000103.273.336.421.7572.0
O. Herrera CF41110010.250.291.375.6663.5
N. Williams LF41200000.191.255.298.5533.0
M. Franco 3B41010002.240.317.450.7672.0
J. Eickhoff P10000010.000.167.000.167-0.5
a- P. Gosselin PH10100000.300.300.400.7001.0
S. Dominguez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Eickhoff in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B40000003.206.319.353.6720.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30000111.240.319.445.7640.5
P. DeJong SS30000121.329.404.587.9910.0
M. Ozuna LF40000002.244.327.550.8760.0
J. Martinez RF30000010.343.387.471.858-0.5
Y. Molina C30100000.275.302.420.7222.0
D. Fowler CF30000001.297.413.396.8080.0
Y. Munoz 2B30200000.381.409.429.8381.0
J. Flaherty P10000011.091.091.091.182-0.5
T. Webb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Gyorko PH00000100.143.226.143.3691.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Bader PH10000002.212.366.379.7450.0
L. Gregerson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Webb in the 6th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Gallegos in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (9), O. Herrera (7)
  • HR - C. Hernandez (3)
  • SH - J. Eickhoff 2 (3)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez 3 (14), O. Herrera (10), M. Franco (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Hernandez, J. Segura 2 (2), J. Realmuto 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Molina (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Carpenter 2 (2), P. Goldschmidt, M. Ozuna
BASERUNNING
  • CS - Y. Munoz
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Realmuto-Segura; Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
FIELDING
  • DP - (DeJong-Munoz-Goldschmidt)
  • E - M. Carpenter (3), P. DeJong (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Eickhoff (W, 2-1)8.03003401.500.9730.0
S. Dominguez1.00000105.021.403.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Eickhoff (W, 2-1)8.0
S. Dominguez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty (L, 3-3)5.04433204.321.271.0
T. Webb1.00000004.660.933.0
G. Gallegos2.01110313.861.005.5
L. Gregerson1.02000109.002.331.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty (L, 3-3)5.0
T. Webb1.0
G. Gallegos2.0
L. Gregerson1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Eickhoff 106-63, S. Dominguez 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Eickhoff 7-11, S. Dominguez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Eickhoff 28, S. Dominguez 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 91-55, T. Webb 13-8, G. Gallegos 32-25, L. Gregerson 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 7-7, T. Webb 2-1, G. Gallegos 2-1, L. Gregerson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 23, T. Webb 3, G. Gallegos 7, L. Gregerson 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B51331001.305.363.458.82111.0
J. Segura SS50000013.306.348.463.811-0.5
B. Harper RF30000121.231.371.469.8400.0
R. Hoskins 1B30000111.295.420.6361.0560.5
J. Realmuto C31000103.273.336.421.7572.0
O. Herrera CF41110010.250.291.375.6663.5
N. Williams LF41200000.191.255.298.5533.0
M. Franco 3B41010002.240.317.450.7672.0
J. Eickhoff P10000010.000.167.000.167-0.5
a- P. Gosselin PH10100000.300.300.400.7001.0
S. Dominguez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Eickhoff in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B40000003.206.319.353.6720.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30000111.240.319.445.7640.5
P. DeJong SS30000121.329.404.587.9910.0
M. Ozuna LF40000002.244.327.550.8760.0
J. Martinez RF30000010.343.387.471.858-0.5
Y. Molina C30100000.275.302.420.7222.0
D. Fowler CF30000001.297.413.396.8080.0
Y. Munoz 2B30200000.381.409.429.8381.0
J. Flaherty P10000011.091.091.091.182-0.5
T. Webb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Bader PH10000002.212.366.379.7450.0
L. Gregerson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Webb in the 6th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Gallegos in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (9), O. Herrera (7)
  • HR - C. Hernandez (3)
  • SH - J. Eickhoff 2 (3)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez 3 (14), O. Herrera (10), M. Franco (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Hernandez, J. Segura 2 (2), J. Realmuto 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Molina (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Carpenter 2 (2), P. Goldschmidt, M. Ozuna
BASERUNNING
  • CS - Y. Munoz
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Realmuto-Segura; Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
FIELDING
  • DP - (DeJong-Munoz-Goldschmidt)
  • E - M. Carpenter (3), P. DeJong (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Eickhoff (W, 2-1)8.03003401.500.9730.0
S. Dominguez1.00000105.021.403.5
Total9.0300350---
PITCHERSIP
J. Eickhoff (W, 2-1)8.0
S. Dominguez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty (L, 3-3)5.04433204.321.271.0
T. Webb1.00000004.660.933.0
G. Gallegos2.01110313.861.005.5
L. Gregerson1.02000109.002.331.5
Total9.0754361---
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty (L, 3-3)5.0
T. Webb1.0
G. Gallegos2.0
L. Gregerson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Eickhoff 106-63, S. Dominguez 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Eickhoff 7-11, S. Dominguez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Eickhoff 28, S. Dominguez 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 91-55, T. Webb 13-8, G. Gallegos 32-25, L. Gregerson 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 7-7, T. Webb 2-1, G. Gallegos 2-1, L. Gregerson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 23, T. Webb 3, G. Gallegos 7, L. Gregerson 5
  • 7TH INNING
    Hernandez homered to right50
  • 5TH INNING
    Hernandez doubled to deep left, Williams and Franco scored40
    Franco safe at first on 3rd baseman Carpenter fielding error, Herrera scored, Williams to second20
    Herrera doubled to left center, Realmuto scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Luke Gregerson pitching
    • N. Williams: Foul, Ball, Williams lined out to right
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Foul, Franco grounded out to pitcher
    • Phil Gosselin hit for Jerad Eickhoff
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gosselin singled to center
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to center, Gosselin to second
    • J. Segura: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Seranthony Dominguez pitching
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • G. Gallegos Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Hoskins flied out to deep right
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Herrera struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Molina doubled to deep right
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Fowler popped out to third
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Munoz singled to left, Molina to third
    • Harrison Bader hit for Giovanny Gallegos
    • H. Bader: Bader reached on fielder's choice to third, Molina out at home, Munoz to third
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Foul, Carpenter flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Giovanny Gallegos pitching
    • J. Eickhoff: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Eickhoff struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Hernandez homered to right
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Segura grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Harper: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, DeJong out at second
    • Jo. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Tyler Webb relieved Jack Flaherty
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Herrera grounded out to first
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Williams grounded out to first
    • Ma. Franco: Foul, Ball, Franco lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Munoz grounded out to first
    • Jedd Gyorko hit for Tyler Webb
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gyorko walked
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter flied out to deep center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Herrera doubled to left center, Realmuto scored
    • N. Williams: Williams singled to left, Herrera to third
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Franco safe at first on 3rd baseman Carpenter fielding error, Herrera scored, Williams to second
    • J. Eickhoff: Eickhoff hit sacrifice bunt to third, Williams to third, Franco to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hernandez doubled to deep left, Williams and Franco scored
    • J. Segura: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Segura fouled out to first
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harper walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked, Hernandez to third, Harper to second
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Realmuto popped out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • Jo. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Y. Molina: Strike swinging, Ball, Molina flied out to right
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler flied out to deep right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura safe at first on shortstop DeJong throwing error
    • B. Harper: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Segura out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter popped out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • P. DeJong: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, DeJong reached on fielder's choice to second, Goldschmidt out at second
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Ball, Ozuna reached on fielder's choice to third, DeJong out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Williams singled to center
    • Ma. Franco: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Franco fouled out to first
    • J. Eickhoff: Eickhoff hit sacrifice bunt to third, Williams to second
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Fowler flied out to left
    • Y. Munoz: Munoz singled to left
    • J. Flaherty: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Flaherty struck out looking, Munoz caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Herrera grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ozuna flied out to left
    • Jo. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez flied out to deep center
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Molina grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Segura lined out to right
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter flied out to deep right
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)