DeSclafani (6-0) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts but still picked up the win Monday over the Giants. This was DeSclafani's first real cheap win, as he had thrown six consecutive quality starts entering Monday night. He was hurt by a pair of home runs, the first time all season he has allowed multiple homers in a start. DeSclafani still owns a solid 3.09 ERA supported by a slick 46:11 K:BB.
The Rangers reportedly are pursuing DeSclafani in advance of the trade deadline. As always, trade rumors at this time of the year should be taken with the appropriate grain of salt. The Reds haven't suggested DeSclafani is available or that they're even talking with the Rangers. But he's pitching well, he's young, and he's cost-controlled for four more years. Naturally he'd be attractive to a lot of teams.
DeSclafani (5-0) threw his sixth quality start in seven outings, allowing two runs on eight hits, struck out three and walked none in a 6-3 victory over the Braves on Wednesday. The right-hander hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any of his seven outings. He was a ground ball machine Wednesday, inducing 11 outs via the ground. He is 5-0 with a 2.50 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 50.1 innings. His next start will be Monday against the Giants.
DeSclafani (4-0) allowed three runs on six hits while striking out eight over six innings to earn the win Friday against the Brewers. DeSclafani gave up single runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings, but the Brewers scored three runs after his departure to provide him with a 4-3 lead, helping him earn his fourth win of 2016. He's now fired five straight quality starts, and his ERA is at 2.55 to go along with a 1.25 WHIP. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Braves.
DeSclafani (3-0) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out six in Wednesday's win against the Cubs. In his six outings since returning June 10 from a strained left oblique injury that occurred in spring training, DeSclafani is 3-0 with a 2.23 ERA. Over 36.1 innings this year, the 26-year-old allowed 38 hits and three homers -- including one by Ben Zobrist on Wednesday -- with nine walks and 29 strikeouts. In five of the six games, the right-hander worked at least six innings, and in three of the starts, he's worked at least into the seventh. If he's even still available, DeSclafani won't remain on the wire in most leagues by the time the second half of 2016 begins.