Much like last night saw a Cincinnati Reds starter get bit by an inherited runner scoring, Anthony DeSclafani’s most recent outing turned quickly sour after 6 initial innings of otherwise brilliance. On Tuesday, Disco will look to again keep the Chicago White Sox off the board the way that Luis Castillo did on Monday, though hopefully the Cincinnati offense can put the game away a bit earlier this time around.
On the other side, former top prospect Lucas Giolito enters play having hit more batters than any pitcher in all of baseball. He also enters having allowed 63 earned runs this year, which is also more than any other pitcher in the game today. And even though he’s begun to turn the corner a bit since the beginning of June, he still owns a 4.85 ERA in his 5 starts in that time, so hopefully the Reds can get to him early.
(Also, keep Giolito’s name in mind when you consider the litany of struggles had by the former 1st round picks and top pitching prospects the Reds have rolled out repeatedly over the last few years. This pitching thing, it’s quite hard, and far from a linear process.)
First pitch is set for 7:10 PM ET.