Anthony DeSclafani goes to the mound today at the Atlanta Braves sporting a 6-5 record (4.01 ERA) after allowing one run on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts in five innings to earn the win against the Rockies last Saturday.
The right-hander took the mound in the sixth but yielded a pair of singles to start the frame, so he exited without recording an out. Until that point, DeSclafani had only allowed two hits. This was DeSclafani’s first win since June 30, but over his last five starts, he’s been pitching much better, posting a 2.20 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 28.2 innings. Overall, he owns a 4.01 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 103.1 innings this season. DeSclafani will pitch next at the Braves on Thursday.
Scott Moss: The former Florida pitcher was involved in a trade Wednesday.
The Cincinnati Reds acquired hard-throwing right-handed starter Trevor Bauer from the Cleveland Indians as part of a seven-player deal. Cleveland received outfielders Yasiel Puig and Moss, DeLand High product, from Cincinnati, in addition to outfielder Franmil Reyes, left-hander Logan Allen and infield prospect Victor Nova from the San Diego Padres. San Diego acquired Taylor Trammell, a Florida State League All-Star last season, from the Reds.
Moss and Trammell helped the Tortugas reach the FSL championship series a season ago. The team acknowledged both players in a Twitter post: “Never fun to see our friends go, but our love for them remains the same. Wishing the best to Taylor Trammell (@Taytram24) and Scott Moss, as they continue their journeys in the Padres & Indians organizations, respectively. Thanks for the memories.”
Moss, 24, won 15 of his 25 starts as a Tortuga. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound southpaw is 6-5 with a 3.44 earned run average, 123 strikeouts and 57 walks in 102 innings this season. MLB.com lists Moss as the No. 17 prospect in the Cleveland farm system following the trade.