The Phillies have placed starter Zach Eflin on the 10-day injured list, per a club announcement. He’s said to be dealing with mid-back tightness.
Lefty Cole Irvin has been called up to replace Eflin on the active roster. He’s capable of working in the rotation or giving innings in a relief capacity. The club could reinstall Vince Velasquez in the rotation instead of Irvin, or the two could be utilized in tandem.
There’s no indication as of yet as to how long Eflin will be sidelined. His IL placement was backdated to May 28th, so he’ll be eligible to return as soon as June 7th.
The 25-year-old Eflin doesn’t sport dominating peripherals. He’s generating 7.0 K/9 against 1.9 BB/9 while allowing 1.37 homers per nine and a 43.2% groundball rate. Apart from the stingy walk rate, those are all underwhelming figures. That hasn’t stopped Eflin from turning in excellent results. He has contributed 65 2/3 innings of 3.02 ERA pitching in 11 starts.
Cole Irvin’s a good option as long as Pivetta pitches halfway decently.
nice to see Irvin back up
Philly better not be playing around, they need to make moves for pitching right now
the team, despite its rotational shortcomings, has still remained a few games up on the Braves. while id worry their rotational depth would win out, now is not the time. now would be the time to test the Irvins, DLS’s, and Suarezes of the world and see what you have.
Now with Eflin out, Heading into L.A for a big series, only 3 games up on the braves while they play the tigers, can’t afford to lose this series.
if they lose some games so be it. every team loses plenty of games a year. if they lose 2/3 to LAD it probably wolnt have mattered who they start. Atlanta will get its wins and will probably move back into first eventually. obviously more wins will be better, but I wolnt cry over them losing a few to the best team in the NL.
The Phillies pitching staff has been absolutely devastated with injuries this year. Luckily, the team managed to play well on the previous road trip, one of the toughest stretches of the season. I think they can really pull away in the division if things start clicking soon, but Eflin will be missed for sure. Hope he recovers quickly.