MILWAUKEE -- Anointing a pitcher as a stopper when he has made eight Major League starts would generally be a shaky proposition. But the evidence is pointing toward Anthony DeSclafani as a pitcher who can be relied upon by the Cincinnati Reds.
In his last two starts, DeSclafani has halted three-game and four-game Cincinnati losing streaks. The four-game skid came to a halt Monday night at Miller Park. DeSclafani pitched eight shutout innings, eight terrific innings, leading the Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Brewers.
Mike Bauman is a national columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.