Game 34 - Monday Night, May 7th in Philadelphia
Record - 19-15, 2nd place, 1/2 game behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Zach Eflin turned in another stellar performance and Odubel Herrera homered twice in this 11-0 Phillies win.
What It Means: Jimmy Rollins visited Citizens Bank Park last night for the first time since retiring as he was in town to ring the bell prior to the Sixers play-off game. Eflin was part of the return the Phillies received when they traded Rollins to the Dodgers in December 2015.
What Happened: Eflin allowed four hits and struck out nine in his 6 2/3 innings of work, earning his first win of the year. Joining Herrera in the homer parade were Cesar Hernandez (4) and Carlos Santana (4).
|2018 Choice Phillies Minor|
League Top 30 Prospects #11
Featured Cards: I have a pile of Herrera cards and not many Eflin cards, which made my decision to feature a Herrera card in this post easier. I also wanted to include a card of Dominguez to mark his debut and as of this writing, I have only three of his cards in my collection. I wouldn't be surprised if Dominguez finds himself in the closer's role sooner rather than later.
Transaction: Dominguez was recalled from the IronPigs when Adam Morgan landed on the disabled list with a back injury. Dominguez had pitched in only 3 games for the IronPigs prior to his promotion.