Sundays are lazy days. They’re for sitting in your recliner, grabbing a drink and watching baseball. Today, Zach Eflin gave us something to watch.
Over a masterful 7 2⁄3 innings, Eflin held the Marlins to a measly three hits, striking out seven and not walking a soul. For a guy who is pretty important to this organization this season, getting a pitching performance this early in the season is awfully encouraging.
The Phillies’ offense wasn’t exactly stellar, but it got the job done.
Adam Haseley continued his hot start to the season, hitting his second home run of the year and making the case for getting the lion’s share of the platoon he is undergoing with Roman Quinn at the moment.
Still worrisome is the men being left on base. There just needs to be someone who can come through in the clutch, getting that hit to drive in a few. If they continue to win, no one will think twice, but if they keep it up over the season and men are still being left on base at this rate, fingers will start to get pointed.
But the story today was Eflin. The team looks thin on the mound at the moment, especially in the bullpen (Deolis Guerra?), but with starts like this, maybe they won’t have to lean on the bullpen as much as they thought.
The Phillies head to New York tomorrow to take on the Mets.