EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - In major league baseball, a couple of guys with Evansville ties, have been making the city proud, as Mater Dei grad, Jerad Eickhoff, and former Aces pitcher, Kyle Freeland, continue to excel on the mound. Tuesday night, both made starts, for their respective clubs.
Freeland got the start for the Rockies, against the Red Sox. He went 6 innings, giving up just 3 runs, and striking out 7, for a quality start. He ended up with a no-decision, though, because Colorado bailed him out, by coming back to tie the game, and then eventually, winning 5-4, in extra innings. This was Freeland’s best start since April 18, when he threw 6 scoreless frames against the Phillies. After tonight, Freeland’s record sits at 2-5.
Meanwhile, Eickhoff didn’t fare quite as well. He gave up 5 runs, and struck out only 2, in only 4 innings of work, as the Brewers hit 2 homers off him. The Phillies went on to lose it, 6-1. Eickhoff however, had been pitching great, before this outing. He had only given up one run, in his last three starts, going 2-0, with a no-decision thrown in. Eickhoff still has a pristine 2.65 ERA, despite Tuesday’s rough patch. Eickhoff’s record is 2-2 after this start.
Sunday is the day to look forward to next, as the way it’s looking, Eickhoff and Freeland will be on the mound in the same game, as the Phillies host the Rockies, As of now, both Jerad’s and Kyle’s next probable starts are scheduled for Sunday, so if everything works out, we could see both former Tri-State stars, do battle against one another!