Phillies 7, Royals 0
Game 38 - Saturday Night, May 11th in Kansas City
Record - 22-16, 1st place, 3 games ahead of the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Zach Eflin was in total control, pitching a complete game shutout against the Royals in this 7-0 win.
What It Means: Matt Breen Tweeted that Eflin joins the following three pitchers throwing multiple complete games in a season before the end of May, since 2000: Roy Halladay (2010, 2011), Kevin Millwood (2003) and Robert Person (2001).
What Happened: Eflin (5-3) needed 110 pitches for his gem and he allowed four hits while striking out seven. He didn't walk a batter. Everyone in the line-up except catcher Andrew Knapp collected a hit. There were no home runs, but a lot of constructive outs and clutch hits. Rhys Hoskins started the scoring in the third with a two-run, two-out single.
Featured Card: Eflin should get more baseball card attention if he keeps pitching like this. Here's his team-issued photo card set, still available for sale at the ballpark.
Transactions: Vince Velasquez landed on the Injured List with a forearm strain and Austin Davis was recalled to take his place on the roster.