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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-15 6-4 L1
19-21 5-5 W2
18-22 5-5 L3
17-22 4-6 L3
13-28 3-7 L2

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 30 1 3 3.90 23 5

Top Zach Eflin News

  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Tough-luck loss Tuesday

    Eflin (1-3) was charged with the loss Tuesday after pitching six innings of one-run ball, giving up five hits while striking out five versus the Padres.

    Making his return from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Eflin tossed four scoreless innings before running into a little trouble in the top of the fifth. He ultimately surrendered a run on an Austin Nola groundout, which was almost an inning-ending double-play. Overall it was his second quality start in his last three outings and the five strikeouts tied a season high. Outside of the five runs he gave up to the Mets in his last start May 1, Eflin has allowed two or fewer runs in three of his last four starts. The 28-year-old owns a 3.90 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 23 strikeouts over 30 innings this season.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Makes return from IL

    The Phillies activated Eflin (illness) from the COVID-19-related injured list Tuesday. Eflin is expected to start in the Phillies' series opener versus the Padres in Philadelphia, according to Todd Zolecki of

    Eflin was away from the team for just over a week after testing positive for the virus May 8. Though he didn't head out on a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated, Eflin must have demonstrated enough progress in his recovery from the virus during his throwing sessions for the Phillies to sign off on him rejoining the rotation. Even so, Eflin could face a stricter cap on his pitch count than usual Tuesday, given that he hasn't made a start since May 1.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Hoping for Tuesday return

    Eflin (illness) is hoping to return from the COVID-19 injured list and start Tuesday against the Padres, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Eflin has been sidelined by the virus since May 8 but is reportedly feeling better. He threw 4.1 innings in his last turn through the rotation, so he should be able to handle a relatively normal workload. Through five starts this season, Eflin has maintained a 4.50 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with an 18:5 K:BB.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Heads to COVID IL

    The Phillies placed Eflin on the COVID-19-related injured list Sunday.

    Eflin had been in line to start the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Mets, but his move to the COVID-19-related IL will force the Phillies to adjust their pitching plans. According to Todd Zolecki of, Eflin was reportedly fully vaccinated when he landed on the COVID-19 IL last season, which means his placement on the list was the result of a positive. In a related transaction, the Phillies called up Cristopher Sanchez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to serve as the 27th man for the twin bill, and he's now in line to start the second game Sunday with Eflin having been deactivated. Eflin's return date from the IL is up in the air and will be contingent on how soon he's deemed asymptomatic of the virus.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Falls to 1-2

    Eflin (1-2) took the loss to the Mets on Sunday night. He was charged with six runs (five earned) on eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts over 4.1 innings.

    Eflin threw six innings of one-run ball against the Rockies his last time out, but he was unable to build on that success Sunday. The right-hander still has respectable numbers overall even after this blemish, and he's allowed just one home run through 24 innings this season. However, unless he can find a way to miss more bats, Eflin will remain volatile. He will have to hope for better BABIP fortune against this same Mets team next weekend.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Stingy in win

    Eflin (1-1) earned the win and struck out three in six innings, allowing one run on two hits and a walk in a 10-3 victory Tuesday over Colorado.

    Eflin was dominant, retiring 12 of the first 13 batters he faced and scattering only a single and a walk through the first five innings. The lone run came on a two-out solo home run by Charlie Blackmon in the sixth. It was the longest outing and most pitches (91) for the righty in his four starts. He has compiled some strong numbers to start the season with a 3.20 ERA and just four walks in 19.2 innings.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: No-decision in Colorado

    Eflin allowed four runs on nine hits and zero walks over 5.2 innings during Wednesday's 9-6 win against the Rockies. He had five strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.

    Eflin was in trouble early Wednesday, as Colorado scored a pair of runs on three hits during the opening frame. The Rockies added two more runs in the fifth to take a 4-3 lead, but the Phillies rallied to tie it 4-4 in the sixth to take the right-hander off the hook for the loss. Eflin has yet to allow a homer this season but has given up eight earned runs over 13.2 innings across his three starts. He lines up for a rematch with Colorado at home early next week.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Stumbles against Marlins

    Eflin (0-1) took the loss Friday as the Phillies fell 7-1 to the Marlins, coughing up four runs on six hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out four.

    Miami struck for a pair of runs in each of the first two innings, and while Eflin righted the ship after that, he still got the hook after 81 pitches (49 strikes). The right-hander hasn't lasted five innings in either of his first two starts this season, posting a 4.50 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB through eight innings, and he'll be a risky option in his next scheduled outing Wednesday, on the road at Coors Field against the Rockies.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Fires four scoreless innings

    Eflin allowed two hits and two walks across four shutout innings in Sunday's loss to Oakland. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

    Eflin loaded the bases in the third inning but managed to escape unscathed, thanks in part to a double play that he initiated. The 28-year-old righty carried over the momentum from his strong spring performance during which he punched out 11 batters and registered a 0.96 ERA through 9.1 innings. He's currently lined up to take the mound in Miami next week.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Makes first start of spring

    Eflin recorded six outs on 24 pitches during Saturday's start against Detroit.

    Eflin was making his first start of the spring after returning from patellar tendon surgery in September. The right-hander lasted two innings, throwing 24 pitches and successfully fielded his position on his surgically repaired knee. Eflin will likely make two more starts before facing Oakland at home April 10.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Returning to mound Saturday

    Eflin (knee) is starting Saturday's Grapefruit League contest against the Tigers.

    This outing will mark Eflin's spring debut, his first outing since undergoing surgery on his knee in early September. It's unclear how deep into the game he will pitch, though he threw a couple simulated innings March 15. Assuming he suffers no setbacks, Eflin could ready to start the season in the rotation.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Throws up-and-down bullpen session

    Eflin (knee) threw a couple of simulated innings in a bullpen session Tuesday and looks to be trending toward being ready to go for Opening Day, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    When he underwent surgery in early September to address patellar tendon damage to his right knee, Eflin was given a loose 6-to-8-month recovery timeline. Given where he currently stands in his recovery in the early stages of spring training, Eflin appears on pace to return at the short end of that timeline, which would be a major boon for the Phillies with the availability of ace Zack Wheeler (shoulder) for Opening Day uncertain due to his slow buildup during the offseason. Before picking up the knee injury in September, Eflin submitted a 4.17 ERA and 1.25 WHIP while striking out 99 over 105.2 innings.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Could be ready for Opening Day

    Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Sunday that Eflin (knee) has been throwing off a mound and could be ready for the start of the season, Todd Zolecki of reports.

    Eflin underwent surgery to repair the patellar tendon in his right knee in early September, and his rehab appears to have gone well during the offseason. The procedure carried an initial recovery timeline of 6-to-8 months, and Opening Day would fall toward the end of that original timetable. The right-hander's availability for the start of the campaign should receive more clarity as he continues to ramp things up at spring training, but at this point it doesn't appear he'll miss much time, if any.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Season-ending surgery on tap

    Eflin will undergo surgery Friday to repair the patellar tendon in his right knee and is expected to require 6-to-8 months of recovery time, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Phillies transferred Eflin from the COVID-19 injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday.

    The procedure is Eflin's second on the knee in less than five years, which could prompt the Phillies to take a cautious approach with him over the winter and spring before a firmer target date for his 2022 debut is established. Regardless, the 6-to-8-month window means that Eflin will more than likely open the upcoming campaign on the shelf. Before he was shut down Aug. 27 due to the knee injury and MLB's health and safety protocols for COVID-19, Eflin submitted a 4-7 record, 4.17 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over his 18 starts.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Likely done for regular season

    Manager Joe Girardi acknowledged Saturday that Eflin (knee, COVID-19 injured list) could miss the remainder of the regular season, Todd Zolecki of reports. "I would say that's probably fair, yeah," Girardi said, when asked if Eflin was a shutdown candidate. "I would think so, because it's not like you're going to be doing a lot of throwing, probably."

    After making an abbreviated minor-league rehab start Aug. 21, Eflin was activated from the 10-day injured list in advance of his scheduled outing Thursday against the Diamondbacks, but he was unable to take the hill after his right patellar tendintis flared up prior to the contest. The Phillies placed him on the 10-day injured list Friday, only to transfer him to the COVID-19 IL later that day after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Eflin will now have to complete a quarantine of at least 10 days before he's allowed to rejoin the Phillies for workouts, and it's not clear if he'll even be ready to start up a throwing program by then. With just five weeks left in the regular season and a pair of medical concerns in tow, Eflin doesn't look as though he'll have enough time to ramp up for starting duty. If he does make his way back from the IL before season's end, Eflin may have to settle for a bullpen role.

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  • Phillies' Zach Eflin: Placed on COVID-19 IL

    Eflin (knee) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday.

    It's not yet clear if he's tested positive for the virus. Eflin was already moved to the 10-day injured list earlier Friday due to right knee tendinitis, so him being added to the COVID-19 IL likely won't have a huge impact on his availability going forward. The right-hander underwent an MRI on his knee earlier Friday and is awaiting the results.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 211 lbs
Birthplace: Orlando, FL
Age: 28
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R