Philadelphia Phillies: 10 worst losses of the 2019 season

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9. June 10: Diamondbacks 13, Phillies 8

Poor Jerad Eickhoff. Just as he looked like he was turning the corner in his return from a long injury layoff, this game happened.

The Arizona Diamondbacks hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to open the game and never looked back, blitzing Eickhoff for five homers and seven runs in a little over three innings before Gabe Kapler mercifully dipped into the bullpen.

Arizona would add three more homers to finish the game with eight total long balls, making the five hit by the Phillies seem paltry in comparison as the team’s 13 combined dingers set a new major league record for a single game. A dubious distinction for the Phils.

As for Eickhoff, it was his final start of the season, as he was banished to the bullpen afterward. He surrendered five runs in one inning of mop-up duty in a game the following week, and then went on the IL with a biceps injury, which kept him out for the rest of the season.

We may have seen the last of him in a Phillies uniform, sadly.

This game just added to the litany of problems that the Phillies seemed to have all year long whenever anyone not named Aaron Nola was on the mound.