DeSclafani (6-2) tossed a two-hit shutout Friday against the Nationals, striking out eight and walking one en route to the win.
He got some help from his defense, as Mike Tauchman took away a home run from Juan Soto, but DeSclafani was nonetheless fantastic. He needed just 103 pitches to log the complete game shutout. Save for one blowup start against the Dodgers where he gave up 10 earned runs in 2.2 innings, DeSclafani has been excellent all season. This was his second shutout of the year and seventh quality start. He projects to start next week at home against Arizona.
DeScalafani won't start as scheduled Thursday against the Nationals since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
Thursday's contest will be made up via a doubleheader Saturday. DeSclafani will start Friday, while Kevin Gausman will be pushed back to start one of the games in Saturday's twin bill, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
DeSclafani (5-2) earned the win Thursday against the Cubs after tossing six innings of two-run ball. He allowed four hits and fanned four without walking a batter.
DeSclafani has bounced back from an ugly outing against the Dodgers on May 23, in which he allowed 10 runs over just 2.2 innings, with back-to-back two-run outings. Thursday's performance was his third quality start since the beginning of May, and he owns a 5.15 ERA over his last seven starts.
DeSclafani took a no-decision Friday against Los Angeles, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing two runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts.
DeSclafani allowed a solo home run to Matt Beaty in the second and another run in the fifth before being removed with two on and two out in the same inning. It was a nice rebound from last start's 10-run implosion and he's allowed no more than three runs in any of his other 10 starts.
DeSclafani (4-2) took the loss Sunday against the Dodgers after giving up 10 runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out three batters over 2.2 innings.
DeSclafani gave up runs in the second and third innings, however, most of the damage was done in the third when the Dodgers pieced together seven runs on five hits, including a grand slam by Gavin Lux to make it a 10-0 ballgame. Sunday was by far the worst performance of the season for the 31-year-old right-hander as his ERA shot up to 3.54 and it was the second time all year he's failed to last five innings. He'll look to redeem himself over the weekend against the Dodgers again.
DeSclafani (4-1) earned the win Wednesday over the Reds after giving up one run on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over seven innings.
The 31-year-old surrendered a leadoff homer to Jesse Winker to open the contest but quickly settled down and blanked his former team for the rest of his outing. DeSclafani has been impressive this season with a 2.03 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB across 54.1 innings and lines up to pitch against the Dodgers on Sunday.
DeSclafani (3-1) pitched five shutout innings Thursday, allowing a hit and a walk with five strikeouts to earn the win over Pittsburgh.
DeSclafani was effective but only threw 76 pitches (49 strikes) in the outing. After the game, manager Gabe Kapler reported DeSclafani wasn't feeling 100 percent, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Kapler added there's no long-term concern, which should clear DeSclafani to make his next start next week in Cincinnati. The right-hander has a 2.14 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 41:11 K:BB across 46.1 innings.
DeSclafani pitched 5.1 innings against San Diego on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three. He did not factor in the decision.
The start was subpar by DeSclafani's standards this season -- he entered the contest having tossed four quality starts in six outings -- but the right-hander was still able to keep San Francisco in the game. DeSclafani kept the Padres off the scoreboard until the sixth inning but was charged with three earned runs in that frame after giving up a single, home run and double. The hurler will carry a 2.40 ERA and 36:10 K:BB across 41.1 innings into his next start, tentatively scheduled to take place during next week's series at Pittsburgh.
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.
DeSclafani (2-0) fired a complete-game three-hit shutout in a 12-0 win over the Rockies on Monday. He walked one batter and struck out a season-high nine in the effort.
DeSclafani's best performance in recent memory came on a night when the Giants piled on 12 runs. The 31-year-old didn't let his guard down despite having a 9-0 lead after two innings and went on to become the first Giants pitcher to throw a shutout in 100 pitches or fewer since Madison Bumgarner did it in 2014. The only hits he allowed were singles, and his nine strikeouts were the most he's had in a start since July 21, 2019. DeSclafani has had a remarkable beginning in a Giants uniform, as he now owns a 1.50 ERA and 30:7 K:BB over 30 innings to begin the year. He'll need to remain at the top of his game in a road matchup against the surging Padres on Sunday.
DeSclafani allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over four innings during Wednesday's 6-5 loss at Philadelphia. He had five strikeouts and didn't factor in the decison.
The 30-year-old gave up two runs across his first three starts of the season, but Mickey Moniak took him deep with a three-run homer Wednesday. DeSclafani still has a 2.14 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 21:6 K:BB through 21 innings this season, and he'll attempt to get back on track Monday versus the Rockies.
DeSclafani allowed one run on four hits while fanning four across six innings Friday against the Marlins. He didn't factor into the decision.
DeSclafani has recorded back-to-back quality starts and has looked impressive so far, allowing one or fewer runs in each of his first three outings of the campaign while posting a 16:4 K:BB through 17 innings. The 30-year-old right-hander will try to keep rolling when he takes the mound next week at Philadelphia.
DeSclafani (1-0) was sharp as he kept the Rockies scoreless on Sunday. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out eight over six innings in the win over the Rockies.
The righty put together another strong performance, fanning eight and walking only one. The 30-year-old threw 64 of his 94 pitches for strikes and has allowed only one run in 11 innings of work. Desclafani is scheduled for his next start Saturday against the Marlins.
DeSclafani allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings of work. He did not end up factoring into the decision in an eventual 3-2 win over the Padres.
DeSclafani allowed his only run of the evening in the second inning after Jurickson Profar got on, stole second and was eventually driven home on a hard single to center by Victor Caratini. The 30-year-old ran into a bit of trouble in the fourth and fifth frames but was able to escape both times, including ending his night by striking out Tommy Pham and stranding runners on second and third. DeSclafani still struggled a bit with walks in this one, which is noteworthy because he's coming off a career-worst 10.3 percent walk rate in 2020. He'll look to pick up his first win as a Giant when the Rockies come to town April 11.
DeSclafani appears set to begin the season as San Francisco's No. 4 starter, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manager Gabe Kapler named the first three starters of the season (Kevin Gausman, Johnny Cueto, Logan Webb) with DeSclafani likely then set as the fourth starter and Aaron Sanchez as the fifth starter. DeSclafani has a 2.79 ERA (3 ER in 9.2 IP) with 12 strikeouts and three walks this spring.
DeSclafani signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Giants on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
DeSclafani should land a spot in the Giants' rotation in 2021 after spending the past five seasons in Cincinnati. The right-hander struggled last season, posting a 7.22 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 33.2 innings, and he wasn't included on the Reds' roster for the NL Wild Card Series. DeSclafani has been effective as a starter in past seasons, and he'll attempt to return to form in San Francisco.
DeSclafani did not make the Reds' roster for the NL Wild Card Series.
If he had made the roster, he would have only been used as a mop-up man out of the bullpen. DeSclafani has a 10.72 ERA and 2.25 WHIP over his last 22.2 innings.
DeSclafani gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven over 4.2 innings during Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against Pittsburgh. He didn't factor into the decision.
DeSclafani surrendered a run in the first, one in the fourth and two in the fifth, but his team would rally for three runs in the fifth, ultimately resulting in a 9-4 victory. He struggled to work ahead in the count, throwing first-pitch strikes to just 12 of the 22 batters he faced. DeSclafani owns an ugly 7.28 ERA and 1.75 WHIP with a 23:15 K:BB over 29.2 frames this year.
DeSclafani is scheduled to start the second game of Monday's doubleheader with the Pirates, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
The Reds bypassed DeSclafani for a start this past weekend in favor of Tejay Antone, but the former will re-enter the rotation as Cincinnati kicks off its four-game series against Pittsburgh with a twin bill. Given that the Reds moved Sonny Gray (back) to the 10-day injured list Sunday, DeSclafani should be in a good position to stick in the rotation when Cincinnati pares its starting staff back down to five men beginning Wednesday. DeSclafani hasn't lived up to the sleeper potential he held heading into fantasy drafts, posting a 7.20 ERA and 1.76 WHIP through six starts.
DeSclafani is not scheduled to start this weekend against the Cardinals, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 30-year-old hasn't completed five innings during a start since Aug. 8 and has surrendered 20 runs over those four outings, and he won't be taking the mound this weekend in St. Louis. Tejay Antone will receive another start in his place for the Reds, though DeSclafani could still start during Monday's doubleheader against the Pirates.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/16||vs ARI||W 13-7||1||5.0||5||1||1||5|
|06/11||@ WAS||W 1-0||1||9.0||2||0||1||8|
|06/03||vs CHC||W 7-2||1||6.0||4||2||0||4|
|05/28||@ LAD||W 8-5||4.2||5||2||4||3|
|05/26||@ ARI||W 5-4||0||0||0|
|05/23||vs LAD||L 5-11||1||2.2||9||10||3||3|
|05/18||@ CIN||W 4-2||1||7.0||6||1||2||7|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||59.1||12||11||0||3||3||0||59||21||48||3.50||1.167|
|2016||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||1||4||6.75||1.250|
|2018||AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||8.0||2||2||0||0||1||0||12||1||5||2.25||0.750|