Zach Eflin tied a career-high with nine strikeouts. He was good.
The Phillies offense only mustered three hits. They were not good. And they lost 2-0 in the process.
Eflin gave up both runs in the fifth on a Christian Walker single and a Nick Ahmed sac fly. Two of the three hits for the Phillies came from Nick Williams, who had a double in the third and a single in the fifth. J.T. Realmuto got the third hit via a single in the seventh.
Not a ton to discuss besides the bats wasted a fantastic outing from Eflin. The game did go by fast, 2 hours and 16 minutes to be exact. The perfect speed for a baseball game if you ask me.
The team is off today as they head to Atlanta to take on the Braves in a huge weekend series featuring the two best teams in the division. This should be a good time to see where the team stands in the season.
Meanwhile, manager Gabe Kapler discussed the latest Phils happenings, including a couple of his starting pitchers, in his weekly appearance on WIP. And the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will play as the “Jawn” for a game later in the year.
Mandatory minicamp continued at NovaCare for the Eagles. Avonte Maddox stood out in a good way.
Head coach Doug Pederson doesn’t see Malcolm Jenkins’ contract situation as a distraction.
Speaking of new contracts, check out some details on Carson Wentz’s new extension.
Once minicamp is done, Zach Ertz will head over to France to support his wife Julie and the US Women’s National Team.
It sounds like the Sixers will play on Christmas Day again. And this time at home.
The Union’s chance of a U.S. Open Cup ended very early as they fell to D.C. United 2-1.
In betting news, SugarHouse Casino will change their name to Rivers Casino Philadelphia. Pour one out for ol’ SugarHouse.
Betting on the US Open this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know.
In other sports news, the St. Louis Blues won their first ever Stanley Cup with a 4-1 win over the Bruins. Play Gloria!
The Celtics and Lakers are engaged in trade talks for Anthony Davis.
In the news, one of the suspects still at large in the David Ortiz shooting is also wanted for an attempted murder in Reading.