SAN DIEGO — Rookie Rhys Hoskins hit the first two home runs of his big-league career, but that was about the extent of the highlights for the Phillies on Monday night. They lost, 7-4, to the San Diego Padres in the first game of a seven-game West Coast trip.
The Padres, who have the worst offense in the majors, rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit.
The Phillies have the worst record in the majors at 43-73.
Starting pitching report
Jerad Eickhoff went five innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter. He allowed five hits and two runs, one of which was unearned. He walked three and struck out five.
Eickhoff left the game up a run, but the Padres rallied for four runs against reliever Ricardo Pinto in the sixth.
Eickhoff has a 2.96 ERA in his last eight starts.
San Diego starter Travis Wood allowed six hits and two runs over five innings. One of the hits was a home run.
Pinto could not protect a one-run lead in the sixth inning. He allowed three hits, two walks and four runs in that inning and a leadoff homer in the bottom of the seventh. Both of the walks that Pinto gave up turned into runs.
The Padres' bullpen picked up four innings and gave up just one run.
At the plate
Hoskins hit a pair of no-doubt-about-it solo homers, one in the fourth to give the Phils a short-lived one-run lead and one in the seventh. Hoskins had 29 homers at Lehigh Valley at the time of his promotion last week. That led the International League.
Odubel Herrera had a double and a single, raising his hitting streak to 17 games, the longest active streak in the majors.
Maikel Franco is struggling. He went 0 for 4 and is 3 for his last 20, hitting .224 overall.
Cory Spangenberg reached base four times and scored three runs for the Padres.
Mark Leiter Jr. (1-2, 4.08) will take injured Vince Velasquez’s spot in the rotation and pitch against San Diego right-hander Dinelson Lamet (6-4, 5.00) on Tuesday night. Leiter is coming off two strong long relief appearances in which he allowed just one run in 9 1/3 innings while striking out 16 and walking none.