CHICAGO Battered in back to back games, the Phillies jerseys came out swinging this time.
Philadelphia showed some spark at the plate and on the mound after getting outscored a combined 18 1 over the previous two games against St. Louis and Chicago. The Phillies jerseys came away with the win after dropping five of seven and salvaged a two game split in their first trip to Chicago’s South Side since 2004.
“These guys are grinding,” Eickhoff said. “They’re pushing themselves each and every night. For them to put some runs up there, it was a great feeling. I was just trying to keep us in the game and keep us getting in the dugout in any way, shape or form.”
Joseph and Hernandez both had two hits and went deep against cheap James Shields jersey (5 16). cheap Aaron Altherr jersey added two RBI singles.
Eickhoff (9 12) did his part, allowing two runs and four hits over six innings.
cheap Jeanmar Gomez jersey worked the ninth for his 34th save in 38 chances. He gave up an RBI single to cheap Avisail Garcia jersey before Dioner Navarro grounded out with runners on first and third to end the game.
The White Sox jerseys announced hours before the game that their ballpark is getting a new name. Cellular Field will be called Guaranteed Rate Field starting in November under a 13 year deal with the mortgage company.
But while a major change is coming, things basically remained the same for a team with a losing record this year and one playoff appearance since winning the 2005 World Series.
Shields set a career high with his 16th loss.
The veteran right hander gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked none.
The home runs by Hernandez leading off the third and Joseph in the sixth brought Shields’ total to 31 this season and 22 since the White Sox jerseys acquired him from San Diego on June 4.
“Honestly, I think the only pitch I made a mistake on was that last one, the home run in the sixth inning,” he said. “The ball kind of slipped out of my hand a little bit and I left it over the plate. Other than that, I felt really good with my location tonight. I was hitting my spots consistently. They were getting hits here and there, but that’s part of it.”
Shields is 0 4 with a 13.95 ERA in five starts this month after posting a 1.78 ERA over five outings in July.
Navarro hit a two run homer in the sixth. But that was all the scoring against Eickhoff, who improved to 3 0 in his past five starts.
Phillies jerseys manager Pete Mackanin said it’s likely struggling rookie RHP cheap Jake Thompson jersey will stay in the rotation. He has a 9.78 ERA after four starts.
“I think what he’s doing now is he’s trying to make perfect pitches and trying too hard,” Mackanin said.
Chicago’s cheap Jose Abreu jersey is batting .367 this month, and cheap Adam Eaton jersey is 16 for 45 in his past 11 games. Both had a hit in this game.
For Philadelphia, Hernandez is 14 of 33 over his past nine games. And Joseph has three homers in his past nine games.
Phillies jerseys: INF cheap Andres Blanco jersey (broken finger) is eyeing a Sept. 1 return.
White Sox jerseys: 2B Brett Lawrie had an MRI on his left knee and hip, though manager Robin Ventura did cheap authentic jerseys not have the results. Lawrie initially was placed on the DL because of a hamstring issue but returned from his rehab assignment because of a setback.
Phillies jerseys: The Phillies jerseys open a three game series at the Mets jerseys on Friday, with LHP cheap Adam Morgan jersey (1 7, 6.21 ERA) starting for Philadelphia and RHP cheap Bartolo Colon jersey (11 7, 3.36) for New York.