Sunday, May 12, 2019

Game 38 - 2019 Phillies Team Issue #56 Zach Eflin

Phillies 7Royals 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.

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