If recent trends are any indication,
He has twice already this month gone yard in back-to-back games. And he nailed one Saturday against the Red Sox.
His solo homer in the sixth was his ninth the season and put the cherry on top of an easy victory. One of the reasons it was an easy victory was that he hit a two-run double in the sixth.
"It was well-struck," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said of Castellano's home run, per MLB.com. "At the time, it was a big run because they had just scored. We came back next half-inning and got that run right back with Nick's home run."
Castellanos now owns a slash line of .245/.294/.393. His slugging percentage is at its highest point since May 24.
"To hit it over the Green Monster? It's freaking awesome," Castellanos said. "The Green Monster is a baseball icon. Everybody knows what you're talking about when you say it. The amount of movies it's been in. I've seen this park countless times. I remember looking at this park when I was younger and seeing how tall the fence was. I'm like, 'How does anyone hit it over that?' And to say I was able to do that in a game was pretty cool."
He smashed a 448-foot grand slam to center. There's a difference.
The blast turned a tight game into a relative rout for Detroit, which led just 1-0 until Castellanos stepped to the plate and cranked his eighth homer of the season. He also singled in the victory.
He has ended an 0-for-12 stretch in style with five hits, including two taters, in the last two games in sweetening his slugging percentage to .389, its highest point since May 27.
Castellanos got his first hit since July 11, his first multi-hit game since July 10, his first RBI since July 8 and his first home run since July 7.
Castellanos left Sunday's game early after sustaining a cheekbone contusion. He's also suffering from a finger injury.
"No signs of dizziness," Castellanos said, per MLB.com.
A left cheekbone contusion caused
X-rays on the cheek were negative and Castellanos is considered day to day. He is also dealing with a hyperextended ring finger, reports Mlive.com.
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|2011||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||135||507||65||158||36||3||7||76||45||130||3||2||.367||.436||.312|
|2012||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||55||215||37||87||17||3||3||32||22||42||3||2||.461||.553||.405|
|2013||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||134||533||81||147||37||1||18||76||54||100||4||1||.343||.450||.276|
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