Phillies unsung heroes for first half of 2018 season

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 10: Seranthony Dominguez #58 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park on June 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Brewers 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 10: Seranthony Dominguez #58 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park on June 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Brewers 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 27: Starting pitcher Zach Eflin #56 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in the third inning during a game against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park on June 27, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 27: Starting pitcher Zach Eflin #56 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in the third inning during a game against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park on June 27, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /

Zach Eflin

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.

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