Cincinnati Reds Player News: Pitchers

News: DeSclafani (5-5) was hit with the loss after giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out 11 over six innings Sunday against the Cardinals.
Impact: DeSclafani gave up a pair of runs in the second inning, and that was all the Cardinals would need to come away with a win in the series finale. The 29-year-old right-hander has been solid of late, allowing just six earned runs over his last four outings (23.2 innings).
News: Mahle (hamstring) threw before Sunday's game against the Cardinals, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Mahle is battling a sore left hamstring that he suffered during his last start July 20. He hopes to be able to make his next start, and the fact that he was able to throw prior to the game is a positive sign. However, If Mahle is not ready in time for the outing, Lucas Sims is the likely candidate to take his turn in the rotation.
News: Garrett threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts Saturday, getting the win against the Cardinals.
Impact: The Reds' bullpen has really struggled with Garrett out, after being a strength overall earlier in the season. His return is a big step toward stabilizing the back end, at least.
News: Lorenzen struck out two and gave up one run on one hit and one walk over two innings to record his sixth save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Impact: Raisel Iglesias just returned from the paternity list but was deemed not ready to pitch Saturday, leaving Lorenzen to not only close but act as his own setup man as well. The 27-year-old now sports a 3.55 ERA and 51:14 K:BB through 50.2 innings and has seven holds to go with his saves in 45 appearances.
News: Castillo didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals, allowing one run on five hits and a walk over six innings while striking out four.
Impact: Despite producing his fourth straight quality start and 13th of the season, Castillo was actually in line for his fourth loss until the Reds offense woke up and put three runs on the board in the seventh inning. The right-hander will take a 2.36 ERA and 138:57 K:BB through 118 innings into his next outing Friday, at home against the Rockies.
News: Iglesias was activated from the paternity list but is not available to pitch Saturday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Iglesias had been on paternity leave since Wednesday. He will almost certainly be called upon in any save opportunity as Michael Lorenzen pitched two scoreless innings to close Saturday's contest. Iglesias has managed a 3.92 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 52 strikeouts across 41.1 innings for the season.