|Jerad Eickhoff hopes to continue the streak of strong outings from the Phillies' starting staff.|
Thanks to a strong performance from Charlie Morton and another impressive outing from the relief corps, the Phillies downed the Padres 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Dating back to Saturday, the bullpen has tossed 10 2/3 innings without surrendering a run. A stark contrast considering the same group of pitchers surrendered 15 runs over the first 10 2/3 innings to open the season.
"They're feeling more confident out there," manager Pete Mackanin said of the bullpen. "Sometimes confidence takes time to build."
Today's Phillies Lineup
1. Cesar Hernandez, 4
2. Odubel Herrera, 8
3. Maikel Franco, 5
4. Ryan Howard, 3
5. Cameron Rupp, 2
6. Freddy Galvis, 6
7. Cedric Hunter, 7
8. Peter Bourjos, 9
9. Jerad Eickhoff, 1
Odubel Herrera has an on-base percentage of .364 on the season and leads the National League with 4.85 pitches seen per plate appearance.