Eflin (4-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 4-1 victory over the Brewers, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over five innings while striking out six.
The right-hander won his third straight start and second straight over Milwaukee, throwing 51 of 73 pitches for strikes before making a relatively early exit. Eflin has racked up an impressive 29:5 K:BB over his last five starts and 27.1 innings, and he'll carry a 3.43 ERA into his next outing Friday on the road against the Nationals.
Eflin (3-2) tossed six innings of two-run ball to earn the win Sunday against the Brewers, allowing three hits and one walk with nine strikeouts.
Eflin was outstanding through the early going, allowing just one baserunner through the first four innings. He ran into trouble in the fifth, when he allowed two runs on two hits, two hit batsmen and a walk, but he was able to escape the jam and complete an additional frame. This was the second straight quality start for Eflin, who also tied his season high in strikeouts. Now sporting a respectable 3.63 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP, Eflin is scheduled to take on this same Milwaukee teem at home this weekend.
Eflin (2-2) got the win Tuesday, allowing one run on eight hits and a walk while striking out two over 7.2 innings against the Cubs.
Eflin was staked out to an early five-run lead and was able to cruise most of the night despite notching just two punchouts. The 24-year-old induced 11 swinging strikes and was through 7.2 scoreless innings before yielding a single and RBI double to the final two batters he faced. It's been all or nothing thus far with the young righty, notching quality starts with either one or no runs allowed in three starts while failing to get out of the fifth inning in his other three. He'll look to build on Tuesday's outing next time out, Sunday against the Brewers.
Eflin allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk despite five strikeouts over four innings in a loss Wednesday to the Dodgers.
Eflin was touched up for a pair of home runs that accounted for three of the five runs he allowed. He also allowed a home run in his previous start. After starting his campaign with two quality starts, Eflin has now failed to complete the fifth three times in a row. His breaking and off-speed pitches had nothing Wednesday night, as his changeup, slider and curveball were put in play five times for four hits. His fastball is excellent, but he needs other pitches to play off of it. Eflin will get a chance to turn things around Tuesday against the Cubs.
After giving up just three earned runs over his first 17.1 innings of the season, Eflin came back to earth in this loss to Toronto getting battered for five earned runs and finding himself unable to get out of the fourth inning. The hot start was intriguing and his 3.27 ERA and 24:7 K:BB through four outings both look strong, but Eflin had a 5.34 ERA across 145 career big-league innings coming into this game and the fact that his two gems to start the season came against a couple of anemic offenses in Miami and San Francisco suggests he may have capitalized on some favorable matchups.
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|2013||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||7||6||2.73||22||22||0||0||0||118.2||110||53||36||7||4||31||86|
|2014||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||10||7||3.80||24||24||0||0||0||128.0||138||56||54||9||4||31||93|
|2015||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||8||6||3.69||23||23||0||0||0||131.2||136||63||54||12||4||23||68|
|2016||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||5||2||2.90||11||11||0||0||0||68.1||49||24||22||2||3||11||55|
|2017||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||1||4||4.57||8||7||0||0||0||43.1||48||22||22||3||4||15||38|