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“I was definitely satisfied,” he said. “I was working on a lot of things in camp, hoping to progress in the season, and I feel like I did that. ... I was trying to progress with the curveball. I think I used it effectively tonight. I would still like to get it more consistent. Hopefully, it’s going to be there all year for me. It makes it a little bit easier out there to have a third weapon.”
DeSclafani threw 89 pitches and left the game when Matt Kemp pinch hit for him in the fifth. He felt he could have pitched more. Manager David Bell said it wasn’t a tough decision to take him out then and it will be a tougher decision as the season continues.
“Having him get those five really solid innings in his first start, we’re really happy with that,” Bell said.