Eflin (2-2) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out nine across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Nationals. Eflin surrendered a pair of two-run home runs in the first inning, which accounted for the majority of his damage on the day. He did settle in from there and allowed four hits, one walk and one earned run across his final five frames. Eflin also flashed impressive strikeout stuff, punching out a season-high nine batters. Across 51.1 frames, Eflin has maintained a 3.86 ERA with a 51:5 K:BB for the campaign. He projects to take his next turn through the rotation Wednesday against the Marlins.
Eflin (2-2) picked up the win in Friday's 12-2 rout of Atlanta, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk over 6.2 innings. He struck out eight. The Phillies jumped out to a 6-0 lead before the right-hander even took the mound, making for a relatively stress-free night for Eflin. He tossed 64 of 99 pitches for strikes en route to his fifth quality start of the season, and the 27-year-old has lasted at least six innings in every one of his seven outings. He'll take a 3.38 ERA and stellar 42:3 K:BB through 45.1 innings into his next start.
Eflin allowed two earned runs on 10 hits while striking out seven across six innings in the loss to the Mets on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision. Eflin may have surrendered a season-high 10 hits, but he was successful in stranding nine runners on base resulting in only two runs allowed. This was his fourth straight start without issuing a walk. In six starts, he has only two walks compared to 34 strikeouts. The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.49 through 38.2 innings, and he hasn't allowed any home runs.
Eflin (1-1) suffered his first loss of the season Tuesday against the Cardinals while allowing five runs on nine hits and striking out eight over 6.2 innings. Eflin's overall performance was better than his final line shows. The 27-year-old allowed three runs over the first two innings but was able to settle in while not allowing a run over the next four frames. He ended up being pulled with two outs in the seventh after surrendering back-to-back singles, and his replacement, Sam Coonrod, coughed up a two-run double on the first pitch he threw to Paul Goldschmidt. Eflin had begun the year with three quality starts in his first four outings, but he wasn't as sharp Tuesday night after allowing a season-high nine hits. The right-hander has had impressive command, however, as he's logged a 27:2 K:BB over 32.2 innings. He'll take a 3.58 ERA into his next start against the Mets on Sunday.
Eflin allowed one run on seven hits and zero walks over six innings during Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Giants. He had three strikeouts and didn't factor in the decison. The 27-year-old continues to showcase strong control early in the season with only two walks through four starts. Eflin left Wednesday's contest with a 4-1 lead, but the bullpen promptly surrendered four runs after his exit. The right-hander has a 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 19:2 K:BB through 26 innings, and he lines up to pitch at St. Louis early next week.
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