Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin just experienced a pitcher's worst nightmare. Mets starter Zach Wheeler took Eflin deep for his first career home run. Wheeler's blast gave the Mets a 4-0 lead.
Wheeler, along with fellow fireballers, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom, have become surprisingly solid hitters, with Syndergaard launching a home run during a series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Wheeler's exit velocity was a solid 101 miles per hour. Safe to say he got all of it.
Keep Eflin in your thoughts. Not only did he give up a home run to a pitcher, but he gave up a division rival pitcher's first ever home run. Ouch.