LOS ANGELES — The San Francisco Giants will start right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani for Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Gabe Kapler announced following the Giants’ Game 3 win on Monday night.
DeSclafani, 31, will be making his postseason debut with a shaky history against this Los Angeles team. In six starts against them this year, DeSclafani posted a 7.33 ERA and 0-3 record with six home runs allowed.
Most of that ERA is weighted by a 10-run, 2 2/3-inning outing against the Dodgers on May 23. He fared better in his next start, allowing two runs over 4 2/3 innings, but gave up 10 runs over 13 2/3 innings in his next three starts.
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A sliver lining: DeSclafani’s last start against the Dodgers was his best, turning in six scoreless with two hits and three walks issued and five strikeouts.
Outside of his performance against Los Angeles this year, DeSclafani has put together a strong season for the Giants. His 3.17 ERA over 31 starts is a career best and includes two shutouts.
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment