Castillo (5-10) earned the win Thursday against the Cubs after allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning eight across six innings. Castillo has been nothing short of dominant in recent weeks, and he hurled his ninth quality start in 11 appearances since the beginning of June. The right-hander, who endured a tough start to the campaign, has won his last two decisions and owns a 1.95 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through that 11-game stretch.
Castillo (4-10) earned the win over St. Louis on Saturday, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out nine across seven innings. Castillo fell behind by a run in the second inning, but that ended up being the only score the Cardinals could muster against the right-hander in the contest. Castillo registered an impressive 23 swings-and-misses in the outing and finished with his highest strikeout total since May 18. He has allowed one or zero runs in six of his past eight outings, bringing his ERA down from 6.47 to 4.20 over that stretch. His next start is expected to take place in Chicago against the Cubs on Thursday.
Castillo tossed six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts Saturday against Milwaukee. He did not factor into the decision. Castillo turned in his sixth quality start in his last seven outings, logging his best strikeout total since May 18 in the process. A lack of run support kept his record at a dismal 2-10, but Castillo has completely turned his season around since the start of June, spinning a 1.76 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 56.1 innings over his last nine starts. He's slated to take on the Cardinals next week.
Castillo allowed one run on six walks and three hits over 5.1 innings in Sunday's win over Milwaukee. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision. Castillo struggled with his command all day, needing 102 pitches (55 strikes) to get through 5.1 frames. He left with a 1-0 lead but Amir Garrett let an inherited runner score to tie things up in the sixth. Castillo had finished at least six innings in his previous five starts and has failed to factor in the decision in three straight outings. He lowered his ERA to 4.65 through 102.2 innings.
Castillo allowed a run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings, but he took a no-decision versus Kansas City on Tuesday. The only blemish on Castillo's line was a Michael Taylor solo home run, but Cincinnati's bullpen blew a five-run lead in the final two innings. Since the start of June, Castillo has posted quality starts in six of his last seven outings. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 4.81 with a 1.40 WHIP and 90:39 K:BB through 97.1 innings overall. His last start of the first half is expected to come this weekend in Milwaukee.
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