Two Beers: Zach Eflin, Philadelphia Phillies
Eflin was a beast last night. The 22 year old rookie threw a complete game shut out in Pittsburgh. Only surrendering three hits as he struck out six without walking a single batter. Eflin is 3 and 3 on the year and may be shut down at some point due to inning limitations, but he is quickly proving that he belongs in the long range plans of the Phillies.
One Beer: Tyler Lyons, St. Louis Cardinals
In the 16 inning marathon that was the game between the Cardinals and Dodgers, Lyons entered the game in the 11th inning and was sensational out of the ‘pen. Lyons went 4.2, only allowing one hit and striking out two. Lyons’ effort allowed the Cardinals to keep all of their starting pitchers fresh for the rest of the weekend, while the Dodgers were forced to use starter Bud Norris for 1.1 in relief. The Cardinals won on a walk-off home run by slugger Matt Adams.
One Beer: Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres
Kemp blasted two home runs in the Padres 5 to 3 win over the NL East leading Nationals. In the nation’s capital, Kemp took starter Tanner Roark deep in the 1st and 5th inning. Kemp finished 2 for 4 with 4 RBI’s.
One Beer: Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins
Kyle Gibson was brilliant in Boston last night, holding the Red Sox to only two hits over eight innings. Gibson struck out six on his way to his third win of the season. The Twins won the game 2 to 1.
One Beer: Dexter Fowler, Chicago Cubs
Folwer returned from the DL in a big way on Friday night. Fowler blasted a lead-off homer off of Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson and would go on to add two more hits, including a double. He finished the night 3 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBI’s. The Cubs won the game 5 to 2 in Milwaukee.