Flaherty allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out a batter over a third of an inning Friday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Flaherty's return to action Friday certainly didn't go as planned. Although he wasn't expected to go very deep, the team was at least hoping he could cover a few innings as he wasn't able to build up to a full starter's workload during his rehab. He threw a total of 19 pitches, which included a strikeout against Rafael Ortega. Following that strikeout, Flaherty allowed a base hit to Frank Schwindel and then a two-run shot to Patrick Wisdom. He walked Ian Happ next before being pulled for Dakota Hudson. At least he's getting his feet wet again ahead of the postseason. The 25-year-old has a 3.30 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 82:25 K:BB over 76.1 innings this season and lines up for one final tune-up against the Cubs again next week.