To a young college baseball player, I said the other day, “Baseball will eventually break your heart.”
Zach Eflin sure knows about that.
Zach Eflin was called up to the big leagues in June and promptly pitched one of the worst first starts in MLB history for a player among the top 100 minor league prospects. He came back in his last start before the All-Star Game and pitched a gem, as they say.
Sunday, against the Mets, Eflin was strong. He allowed only 3 runs over 6 innings. Unfortunately, the Mets Jacob deGrom dominated the Phillies bats, and gave up nothing.
Just a little bit of heartbreak for Eflin as he continues to prove he belongs in the bigs.
The Phillies had appeared to put offensive struggles behind them before the break. Coming back against Met pitching is tough.
The Phillies will try to regain hitting momentum tonight at home against the Marlins. They will also be hoping to see a more consistent performance from starter Aaron Nola.
It will be hot tonight, with temps probably still in the low 90s. Unless, of course it rains. There is a decent chance of heavy thunderstorms during and after the game.