By Sam Bush

And on the first game at home after their 5-2 road trip, the Phillies rolled out their new outfield grass design.

But the missing right fielder was of more consequence.

Bryce Harper missed his second straight game after last weekend’s elbow injections, and they could have used his MVP bat.

Mike Clevinger tossed one-hit ball over five shutout innings and combined with two relievers to lead the Padres to a 3-0 win.

Zach Eflin (1-3) nearly matched Clevinger with five strikeouts over six innings. He gave up a run in the fifth on a forceout.

Eflin made his first start since May 1 after he was activated from the COVID 19-related injured list.

“I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t pretty tired out there, but I was happy with the way the ball was coming out,” Eflin said. “I was locating in to lefties, which has been something I’ve been working on before I got COVID. I was happy to kind of just pick right back up on that and get some early contact.”

Harper could miss at least one more game as he recovers from a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow.


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