The majors could be the next step, next month.
The lefthander has started two games for double-A Reading as he tries to make up for lost time.
The Phillies rookie prepares for each season with the Cy Young winner and fellow Montreal native.
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Eshelman's excellent outing (7 IP, 4 hits, no walks) was wasted, and the reliever from Russia continues his hot start for the GCL Phils.
With Odubel Herrera out with a bothersome left hamstring, there might be a method to the madness of sending the hard-throwing righthander to triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Nick Pivetta had 11 strikeouts but tended to ignore base runners. The Padres' Wil Myers stole second, third, and home in one inning.
The Phillies followed in a close second while the Eagles finished dead last.
Mark Leiter gave up all eight runs to the Padres, but four of them were unearned, thanks to shoddy fielding behind him.
The prep pitcher underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday in California. He'll likely miss all of 2018.
Phillies catchers Jorge Alfaro, Cameron Rupp and Andrew Knapp are competing for playing time on next year's roster.
The centerfielder sat out Tuesday and was likely to miss Wednesday's game as well.
Mark Leiter Jr. got to be part of the Phillies' alumni weekend as a member of the 25-man roster after attending many previous events with his father, who pitched for the Phils in 1997 and '98.