DeSclafani (2-1) took the loss against San Diego on Saturday, hurling six innings and allowing three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three.
DeSclafani took his first loss of the season in the contest, but he still managed to earn his fourth quality start. After being burned by a Manny Machado three-run homer in the first inning, DeSclafani went unscored upon over the following five frames while retiring the final six batters he faced. DeSclafani, who had an ugly 7.22 ERA across 33.2 innings last season, has been among the league's most effective starting pitchers in 2021, compiling a 2.00 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB over 36 frames. He's projected to match up with the Padres again during next weekend's series in San Francisco.