ROOKIE ZACH EFLIN GETS THE CALL FOR PHILLIES AGAINST D’BACKS

By Annie Ross

The Phillies are sending rookie Zach Eflin (0-1, 27.00 ERA) out to the mound today against the D’Backs’ Archie Bradley (2-3, 5.66), who is making his second career start against the Phillies.

Both will be looking for redemption, Bradley of his lone start against Phillyand Eflin of his MLB debut.

The 22-year-old Eflin, ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the Phillies’ No. 13 prospect, lasted 2 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays in his first MLB start. He became the 11th pitcher in MLB history to have a debut of three innings or fewer while giving up at least eight earned runs.

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