Mostly what happened is that Aaron Harang, one of the most underrated pitchers in the National League, quieted the offense. There was a spark of hope when Ryan Howard hit his first homer of the season, but no one else was able to get the offense started, as only Chase Utley had more than one hit on the day. The lineup was often caught with the bottom of the lineup leading off the inning, and despite Eaton being a fairly decent hitting pitcher, it complicates matters when Jimmy Rollins or Shane Victorino is at bat with two outs.
But Eaton even backed his solid pitching effort by saving a few hits on some great fielding plays. He can't be expected to go for that long in every start, but he has the potential to be solid in every outing. That's how Kyle Kendrick solidified his spot in the rotation last year. All Eaton had on his side was his contract. Who knows - maybe this year he'll show he deserved it.