|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||4/18/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 195 lbs|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 6|
DeSclafani didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Cubs, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out four.
While the right-hander was stingy with the hits, two of the Cubs' knocks left the yard -- including a solo shot by Kris Bryant in the sixth inning that tied the score at 3-3 and chased DeSclafani from the game one out shy of his third straight quality start. He'll take a 4.29 ERA and 94:27 K:BB through 92.1 innings into his next outing Sunday, at home against the Cardinals.
DeSclafani gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings during Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Indians. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.
Francisco Lindor provided Cleveland's only offense against DeSclafani, as he hit a pair of solo home runs to right field. The 29-year-old finished the first half on a strong note Saturday and has a 4.26 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 90:26 K:BB through 86.2 innings.
DeSclafani (5-4) struck out seven and gave up five hits and one walk over six scoreless innings to take the win over the Cubs on Sunday.
DeSclafani forced 11 swinging strikes and was efficient, throwing only 73 pitches through six innings. The right-hander allowed one or fewer runs in four of his five starts in June. The Reds do not let him face a lineup for a third time, which limits his upside, but it could be an explanation for his recent effectiveness. DeSclafani will look to keep rolling in his next start Saturday against the Indians at Great American Ball Park.