DeSclafani allowed four runs on five hits and three walks in four innings during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. He struck out three and took the no-decision. Things got ugly from the start with DeSclafani serving up a three-run homer to Marcell Ozuna and a solo shot to Tyler O'Neill in the first inning. He settled in and the Reds later tied the game before his bullpen gave the game away. His ERA sits at a sky-high 7.43 with 16 strikeouts in 13.1 innings. DeSclafani will face San Diego on Friday.
DeSclafani (0-1) allowed six runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and one walk across 4.1 innings in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday. A Pirates offense that has largely struggled for the first week and a half of the season tagged DeSclafani for six runs. He gave up runs in four of the five innings he took the mound and two homers. DeSclafani is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 9.1 innings during two starts. His next outing will probably be against the Cardinals.
DeSclafani struck out eight and permitted just one earned run over five innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday. He allowed three hits and three walks as Milwaukee won 4-3. DeSclafani gave up only one run on a third-inning single to Jesus Aguilar, but was removed for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the fifth after throwing 89 pitches. The 28-year-old was making his first start of 2019 and is now scheduled for his next start Sunday in Pittsburgh.
DeSclafani gave up five earned runs on six hits and three walks over 5.2 innings Thursday against the Royals. The big hit was a three-run homer in the fifth inning by Jorge Soler. Four of the five runs against DeSclafani came in the fifth inning, as he was working on getting stretched out, while still throwing more curveballs. He'll pitch one more exhibition game Tuesday against the Braves, before pitching in the fourth regular season game of the year.
DeSclafani cruised against the Rangers on Saturday, allowing one run on two hits over five innings, striking out seven. The Opening Day starting gig remains undecided by the Reds, but they could make a good case for DeSclafani getting the call given his strong performance and health so far this spring.