When the Phllies signed Jake Arrieta, they expected him and Aaron Nola to be the rocks at the top of the rotation, with questions marks thereafter. While Arrieta was solid through May, he’s more than struggled in June. Thankfully for the Phillies, Zach Eflin came to the rescue.
After a 1-2 start with a 4.50 ERA through the end of May, Eflin was dominating in June. He won all five starts during the month, posting an ERA of 1.76 with 28 strikeouts, five walks and zero home runs allowed.
One would expect Arrieta to break out of his recent funk and if Eflin can continue his stellar pitching, the Phillies will have a formidable trio heading into the late season push for a playoff spot.