Phillies and Zach Eflin look to avoid sweep

Zach Eflin on the hill for the Phillies
The Phillies look to avoid a three-game sweep on Sunday with Zach Eflin taking the hill to face the Brewers.

Starter Jake Arrieta tossed just 5 1/3 innings and surrendered five runs on four hits on Saturday in a 12-3 loss at Citizens Bank Park. He walked three and notched four strikeouts.

The loss dropped the Phillies to just two games over .500 and extended their downward spiral of eight losses in the last 10 games. 

Eflin hurled 7 2/3 innings in his previous start in Chicago, surrendering just one run on eight hits. He'll be opposed by righty Brandon Woodruff.

The Phillies enter play Sunday sitting four game off the pace in the NL East. 

Bright Spot
Rhys Hoskins hit his seventh homer of the year on Saturday in his return from the 10-day disabled list with a fractured jaw. Each of his seven homers this year has put the Phillies ahead.

Remembering 1993
Prior to Sunday's contest, the Phillies will celebrate the 1993 club that reached the World Series. During the third inning John Kruk, Mickey Morandini, and Dave Hollins will change the bases.

Starting Lineup
Hernandez 4
Hoskins 7
Herrera 8
Santana 3
Kingery 6
Williams 9
Crawford 5
Knapp 2
Eflin 1
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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