Eflin (knee) didn't come out of Sunday's bullpen session as the Phillies hoped and won't rejoin the rotation this week, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander was in in consideration to return from the injured list during the back half of the week, but he's apparently still having some issues after Sunday's bullpen. Eflin landed on the shelf with right patella tendinitis after his last start July 16, and his absence will extend into early August, at least.
Eflin was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right patella tendonitis, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Eflin had surgery in 2016 to repair both patella tendons, so there figures to be a strong chance that the injury is related to those past issues. The Phillies aren't particularly concerned with the injury despite Eflin's history of knee troubles, but it's evidently enough of an issue for him to miss at least a turn or two in the rotation. The Phillies will go with a bullpen day in his place Wednesday against Atlanta. Eflin's move to the injured list can be backdated to Saturday, which leaves him eligible to be activated July 28.
Eflin (4-7) allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out five over 3.2 innings as he took the loss to the Marlins in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
Eflin went into the All-Star break with three straight quality starts, but he could not build on that success in Friday's outing. Starling Marte did most of the damage against him; Marte swatted a two-run homer in the first and then plated another run in the fourth before eventually coming home on a three-run blast from Jesus Aguilar. Eflin still remains an intriguing option due to his ability to log 6-plus innings and the fact that he doesn't allow many walks. The 27-year-old owns a 4.17 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 99:16 K:BB over 105.2 innings and is set up to face the Braves at home next week.
Eflin (4-6) earned the win Thursday versus the Cubs. He pitched six shutout innings with five strikeouts while only allowing five hits and a walk.
The right-hander has now produced three straight quality starts, and Thursday's was arguably his finest work this year. Eflin got plenty of support from a Philadelphia offense led by Brad Miller's three-homer game. Through 102 innings, Eflin has a 3.88 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 94:14 K:BB across 17 starts. He'll look to keep up the positive momentum after the All-Star break.
Eflin (3-6) earned the win after allowing two runs on three hits and two walks over six innings Saturday against the Padres. He struck out a pair.
Eflin registered his first victory since May 7, settling in nicely after allowing a two-run Manny Machado homer in the first inning. The right-hander allowed just one hit the rest of the way before giving way to the bullpen after the sixth. Eflin has turned in back-to-back quality starts, allowing three earned runs in 12 innings across those two outings. In 16 starts overall this season, Eflin owns a serviceable 4.13 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with an 89:13 K:BB in 96 innings. He's lined up to face the Cubs in his next start.
Eflin (illness) is starting Saturday's game against the Padres.
Eflin was initially slated to start Thursday against the Marlins, but he received a few extra days of rest since he was dealing with congestion and body aches. The right-hander has posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 22 innings across his last four appearances.
Eflin was scratched from Thursday's start against the Marlins due to congestion and body aches, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Eflin has tested negative for COVID-19, but he's now scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Padres so he can get some extra rest as he works through his illness. Matt Moore will start Thursday's series finale against Miami.
Eflin didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Mets, allowing one run on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four.
The right-hander exited the game in line for his third win of the year, but the Phillies' bullpen once again melted down. Eflin still came through with his ninth quality start of the season, and he'll carry a 4.20 ERA and 87:11 K:BB through 90 innings into his next outing.
Eflin (2-6) allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over five innings Sunday, striking out six and taking a loss against the Giants.
Eflin was tagged with nine hits, tied for his second-most in a start this season, but all six earned runs came via the long ball. He served up a pair of homers in the first and another in each of the third and fifth innings. The 27-year-old's ERA jumped to 4.39, and he possesses an 83:10 K:BB over 84 innings. Eflin had allowed just three homers over his previous five outings. He's lined up to face the Mets on the road next weekend.
Eflin allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out two over five innings Tuesday against the Dodgers. He did not walk a batter nor did he factor into the decision.
Eflin gave up an early run in the first and then gave up another two in the fourth after back-to-back doubles by Zach McKinstry and Julio Urias. The 27-year-old failed to last six innings for the second time in his last three outings after going at least six in his first 10 starts of the year. He owns a pedestrian 3.99 ERA and 1.24 WHIP to go along with a 77:10 K:BB over 79 innings --- his 10 walks are the second least this season among qualified pitchers behind Jacob deGrom. Eflin is expected to take the mound again early next week against the Nationals.
Eflin didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against Atlanta despite tossing six innings of one-run ball, giving up eight hits and two walks while fanning seven.
Eflin has gone winless over his last five outings, but this start was a clear step in the right direction since he had allowed three or more runs in three of his four starts prior to this game against Atlanta. Despite the subpar 2-5 record, Eflin still owns a strong 3.89 ERA across 74 innings (12 starts) and will aim for his next win when he next takes the ball against the Dodgers on the road.
Eflin will not start any of the games in the Phillies' weekend series against Washington, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The Phillies were able to rearrange their rotation after their scheduled game Wednesday against the Reds was postponed. Rather than skip Spencer Howard or Vince Velasquez, neither of whom opened the year in the rotation, they'll push Eflin back, meaning he'll have over a week between his previous start Sunday against the Rays and his next outing, which will come Tuesday against Atlanta at the earliest. There haven't been reports that he's dealing with an injury, so this appears to be simply a way to get him some extra rest.
Eflin (2-5) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Rays after allowing four runs on six hits and a walk while fanning five across 4.2 innings.
Eflin has now dropped four straight decisions and has given up at least three runs in three of those contests -- though it's worth noting this was his first appearance where he couldn't complete six innings. The right-hander has seen his ERA rise from 3.58 at the end of April to 4.10 following his six starts during the current month. He's scheduled to take the ball next week against the Nationals at home.
Eflin (2-4) took the loss after surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out six across six innings Monday against the Marlins.
Eflin wasn't on top of his game in this one, but he kept his club in the contest before exiting with a two-run deficit. He's now been saddled with three consecutive losses, allowing 10 earned runs over his last 18 innings. The right-hander's next outing tentatively lines up for Sunday at Tampa Bay.
Eflin (2-3) was tagged with the loss Wednesday against the Marlins after giving up two runs on six hits while fanning six across six innings.
Eflin has been tagged with the loss in each of his last two starts, but this outing was clearly a step in the right direction after his five-run, seven-hit start against the Nationals on May 13. The right-hander has three quality starts in four appearances this month and owns a 3.77 ERA on the season while giving up two or fewer runs in five of his last seven contests. He will have a shot at redemption next week since his upcoming start is scheduled for Monday against the Marlins on the road.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/16||vs MIA||L 0-7||1||3.2||6||5||2||5|
|07/08||@ CHC||W 8-0||1||6.0||5||0||1||5|
|07/03||vs SD||W 4-2||1||6.0||3||2||2||2|
|06/26||@ NYM||L 3-4||6.0||5||1||1||4|
|06/20||@ SF||L 2-11||1||5.0||9||6||0||6|
|06/15||@ LAD||L 3-5||5.0||7||3||0||2|
|06/09||vs ATL||W 2-1||6.0||8||1||2||7|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||118.2||22||22||0||7||6||0||86||31||110||2.74||1.193|
|2014||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||128.0||24||24||0||10||7||0||93||31||138||3.80||1.320|
|2015||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||131.2||23||23||0||8||6||0||68||23||136||3.70||1.212|
|2016||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||68.1||11||11||0||5||2||0||55||11||49||2.91||0.881|
|2017||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||43.1||8||7||0||1||4||0||38||15||48||4.59||1.462|
|2018||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||20.0||4||4||0||2||2||0||15||5||20||4.05||1.250|