After 6.1 innings of fine work and a standing ovation from the fans, Adam Eaton went to the clubhouse where Tom McCarthy interviewed him. What seemed like your run-of-the-mill “good start” interview took a turn at the very end.
Jimmy Rollins had doubled to put runners at second and third with nobody out. McCarthy told Eaton about this new development.
McCarthy: “So Phils coming on now.â€
Eaton: â€œMakes sense. Iâ€™m out of the game.”
Then he grinned right into the camera.
I’m very steamed about this quote by Eaton. Yes, Eaton has the worst run support of any Phillie starter (3.89), but that’s no reason to make a jab at your offense during a TV interview. What’s worse is Eaton had just come off an ovation from the fans â€” finally Eaton had pitched well enough for us to accept him as one of our own. And what does he do? Open his big mouth.
Last year Eaton got 4.87 run support, yet crapped it away with a 6.29 ERA. Don’t talk, Adam. Pay your dues before the offense shuts down on you on purpose. Now, maybe I’m alone in feeling this heated, but there’s just something not right about Eaton saying this.