The 20-year-old Castro has been performing well at Triple-A Buffalo. He has 28 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings and is averaging more than a strikeout per inning throughout his minor league career.
Smith opened the 10th inning in a tie game with two walks and a hit-by-pitch sandwiched around a strikeout. He was removed, but a sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run and tagged him with the loss.
He has allowed three runs and taken two defeats in his last two appearances.
Ray, who couldn't make it out of the fifth inning last Tuesday, pitched through seven in Seattle. He gave up just two runs on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts, which tied a season-high.
He pitched shutout ball through five, but a Logan Morrison RBI single in the sixth and Robinson Cano homer in the seventh narrowed his lead to 3-2.
Ray has five quality starts in his last six outings.
After three mediocre-to-awful starts that threatened to ruin what had been a fine rookie season,
Montgomery wasn't lights-out, but he did allow just two earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against Arizona. He walked four and struck out five.
Home runs by Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo in the first two innings appeared to have Montgomery reeling again. But he righted himself and later retired eight in a row.
Montgomery owns a 3.20 ERA, but hasn't won a game since July 5.
Craig Counsell has reacted angrily to a caught stealing by
Gomez singled to open the inning with his team two runs behind. He attempted a steal with the tying run at the plate and was thrown out. He was 1-for-4 in the game.
"You cannot get thrown out there," Counsell told MLB.com.
Scooter Gennett later hit a double that would have either scored Gomez or put two runners in scoring position. But the Brewers did not score.
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