Sunday, September 20, 2020

Game 50 - 2020 Topps #361 Zach Eflin

Phillies 7
, Blue Jays 0 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)
Game 50 - Friday Afternoon, September 18th in Philadelphia
Record - 25-25, 3rd Place, 4 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Zach Eflin tossed a four-hit complete game shutout against the Blue Jays in Game 1 of Friday's double header.

What It Means:  The Phillies are doing their best to stave off the teams below them in the standings, hanging on to one of the two Wild Cards up for grabs this year.  They played as the visiting team in this game, as it was a make-up of a contest originally scheduled to be played in Toronto in early August.

What Happened:  Eflin was in complete control, striking out nine and giving the Phillies fans a much-needed break from the bullpen.  Big hits came from Didi Gregorius, who had an RBI double in the first, Bryce Harper, who homered again, and Andrew Knapp, who added a two-run triple in the five-run fifth.  Since taking an 0 for 5 on Wednesday night, Harper has gone 6 for 9 (.667) with two doubles and three home runs.

Featured Card:  Eflin earned a Topps Now card for his efforts, and this is his card from this year's Topps flagship set.

Transaction:  Jay Bruce (of) was activated from the injured list, Garrett Cleavinger (lhp) was sent back to Lehigh Valley and Ramon Rosso (rhp) was added as the 29th man for the double header.

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