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58 Luis Castillo SP

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August 1, 2020 04:20 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Takes loss in Detroit
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Castillo (0-1) allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings in a loss to the Tigers on Friday.

Manager David Bell let Castillo begin the seventh inning, and while that decision was justified, it backfired. Detroit got to Castillo for three straight singles before he was pulled and extended a one-run lead to a three-run lead in the frame. Castillo appeared primed for a hot start with two straight matchups against the Tigers to begin the season, but he has a 4.50 ERA and a zero in the win column. A 17:2 K:BB portends good things to come, though he's going to face stiffer competition his next time out with a road matchup in Cleveland on the docket.

July 31, 2020 03:24 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Rain pushes start back
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Castillo will start Friday's game against the Tigers after Thursday's contest against the Cubs was postponed due to rain, Jason Beck of reports.

With rain pushing the right-hander's start back a day, Castillo will have a chance to try and replicate the dominant outing he logged against Detroit in his last start. Castillo punched out 11 Tigers while allowing just one run in six innings of work in his season debut last Saturday.

July 26, 2020 12:00 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Strikes out 11 in no-decision
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Castillo allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 over six innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday.

Castillo was brilliant -- he induced a whopping 24 swinging strikes on 91 pitches -- but had to sit back and watch as the Reds' bullpen gave up five runs to blow the lead. Pitching half his games in Great American Ball Park is a hindrance, but Castillo's fastball-changeup combo is one of the best in the game and it would be a surprise if he's not among the NL strikeout leaders when its all said and done. He lines up for a home start against the Cubs next week.

July 5, 2020 09:52 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Ramping up quickly
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Because he's been doing individual workouts at Great American Ballpark since May, Castillo is confident that he can ramp up quickly for Opening day, Mark Sheldon of reports. "Right now, because I've been here such a long time and doing all of my bullpen sessions, I think I could go out and pitch 6-7 innings," Castillo said Saturday via translator Jorge Merlos on a Zoom call. "That's how good I feel right now. I'm perfectly OK to do so."

There's likely to be a wide amount of variance in each player's preparedness after this three-week training period, and at this point we have to take the players and teams at their word with the lack of spring training games, but Castillo appears to be well-positioned for the beginning of the season.

May 29, 2020 01:12 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Individual workouts
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Castillo was able to work out individually at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday for the first time since the facilities closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Both Great American Ballpark and the Reds facilities in Arizona have partially re-opened, without coaches and only for players that are in town. It's not much, but it's a start for some players.

March 30, 2020 01:08 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Working on slider
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Castillo spent a portion of spring training working on improving his slider, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Pitching coach Derek Johnson spoke of that work developing the slider: "There were some (strikeouts) on his slider, which I think has gotten better. I don't have the numbers in front of me on what he struck out guys with. Of course, the changeup is a weapon. I also think in time guys are going to start looking for his changeup more."

Last year, Castillo used his slider the least often of his four pitches, throwing it 17 percent of the time. It generated a lot of whiffs (47.5%) and a low batting average against (.190), but opposing hitters did some damage when they made contact, slugging .452 against it. The changeup will likely always be Castillo's best pitch, but he would benefit from a second reliable offspeed offering.

March 26, 2020 02:00 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Poor spring training numbers
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In Castillo's four spring training starts, he had an 8.68 ERA and 2.14 WHIP, having allowed nine runs and 16 hits over 9.1 innings. He struck out 14 and walked four over that span.

Castillo had similar, maybe even slightly worse, numbers last spring and then exploded out of the gate with seven regular-season games in which he allowed two or fewer runs. That would lead us to the conclusion to not put undue emphasis on his spring training numbers, lest we miss out on one of the dwindling number of healthy aces in our respective drafts.

February 29, 2020 11:36 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Better second outing
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Castillo threw two innings in Saturday's spring training loss to the Padres, allowing a run on four hits, a wild pitch and a walk and striking out four in the process. In his first spring training outing Monday, he only got two outs while allowing three runs on three hits and two walks, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Castillo's command isn't quite there yet. "Better," manager David Bell said of Castillo's outing Saturday. "I thought it was a good step. Still not where he needs to get to by the start of the season. Definitely a step in the right direction."

February 21, 2020 01:48 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Live batting practice
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Castillo threw live batting practice Thursday, and his changeup was especially effective against new teammate Mike Moustakas, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Pitchers are typically ahead of hitters at this stage, and that would especially be the case when they can alter the hitter's timing with offspeed pitches. Nonetheless, it's good to see Castillo's go-to pitch working well early this spring.

September 27, 2019 11:56 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Yields five runs in five innings
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Castillo (15-8) allowed five runs on five hits with four walks and eight strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Brewers on Thursday.

The 26-year-old has been struggling with walks a lot lately, but this was still the first time he handed out at least four free passes since June 22. Unfortunately, it helped Castillo end this season on a downer note; he hasn't pitched well in September. In his last eight starts, Castillo went 4-4 with a 5.55 ERA. He ends the 2019 season with a 15-8 record, 3.40 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 226 strikeouts in 190.2 innings this season.

September 20, 2019 10:48 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Takes loss despite quality start
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Castillo (15-7) was handed the loss after surrendering three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out seven over seven innings Friday against the Mets.

Castillo worked five scoreless frames before allowing a solo homer in the sixth and a two-run blast in the seventh. Though he did turn in a quality start, his team only put up one run, resulting in a loss. The 26-year-old continues to show why he's his team's ace, as he now sports a 3.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 218 strikeouts across 185.2 innings this season.

September 16, 2019 09:32 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Next start pushed to Mets series
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Castillo is scheduled to make his next start Friday against the Mets, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Castillo initially lined up to take the hill in Wednesday's series finale with the Cubs on his normal four days' rest, but manager David Bell has elected to add a sixth starter to the mix Monday in Kevin Gausman. As a result of Gausman's addition, Castillo will now move back two days in the schedule and should benefit from the change, as he'll be taking on the Mets at home rather than having to pitch at Wrigley Field. After Friday's outing, Castillo tentatively lines up for his last start of the season the following weekend in Pittsburgh.

September 14, 2019 12:48 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Posts 15th win
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Castillo (15-6) picked up the win against the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across five innings.

The right-hander turned in a decent performance against Arizona, though he still can't seem to put together a gem as of late. Making his 30th start of the season, Castillo improved his road record to an impressive 7-1 and did not allow any home runs for the second straight game. The 26-year-old will put his 3.22 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 211:72 to the test in Chicago against the Cubs on Wednesday.

September 7, 2019 11:36 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Saddled with sixth loss
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Castillo (14-6) took the loss against Arizona on Saturday, pitching 7.2 innings and giving up two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out ten.

Castillo gave up both runs in the fourth inning on two hits, a walk, and an RBI groundout. The 26-year-old did not give up another hit until the eighth inning, departing after 111 pitches. Castillo tossed six or more innings for the 14th time in his last 17 outings. He'll carry a 3.21 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 208:69 K:BB into his next scheduled start, on the road in Seattle on Thursday.

September 2, 2019 01:16 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Notches 14th victory
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Castillo (14-5) earned the win against St. Louis on Sunday, pitching six innings and giving up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eight.

Castillo gave up all three runs in a difficult third inning that included a home run, a triple and three free passes but otherwise held the Cardinals at bay to earn his 14th victory. The 26-year-old tossed his 18th quality start of the season while hurling six or more innings for the 13th time in his last 16 outings. He'll carry a 3.25 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 198:66 K:BB into his next scheduled start, at home against Arizona on Saturday.

August 28, 2019 12:56 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Whiffs 11
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Castillo (13-5) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out 11 to earn the win Tuesday against the Marlins.

Castillo allowed three earned runs in his first two innings of work. However, he rebounded to retire 10 of the next 11 batters he faced -- seven via strikeout. While Jorge Alfaro took him deep in the sixth inning to put somewhat of a damper on his performance, Castillo still came away with a victory while racking up plenty of punchouts. For the season, he now owns a strong 3.21 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 160 innings. He's in line to draw his next start Sunday at St. Louis.

August 21, 2019 07:52 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Rebounds with win
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Castillo (12-5) allowed one run on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts across six innings while earning a victory against the Padres on Wednesday.

After his roughest outing of the season in his last start, Castillo responded as one would have expected. He didn't strike out as many as he's averaged per start this year, but with no walks, he also allowed fewer baserunners than normal. Castillo already has set career highs in wins and strikeouts and is posed to do the same in ERA and innings. He has 12 wins with a 3.04 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 179 strikeouts in 154 innings. Castillo will pitch next at the Marlins on Tuesday.

August 16, 2019 10:44 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Tagged for eight runs
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Castillo (11-5) was saddled with the loss after allowing eight runs on nine hits while striking out three over 4.1 innings Friday night against the Cardinals.

Castillo never settled into this one, surrendering one run in the first inning, followed by three in the second, two in the third and two more in the fifth. He struggled to keep the ball in the park, as seven of his eight runs allowed came via the long ball. Despite an uncharacteristic outing, Castillo sports a 3.10 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with a 175:61 K:BB over 148 frames in 2019.

August 11, 2019 08:44 PM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Strikes out eight in no-decision
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Castillo gave up three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out eight through 6.2 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday.

Castillo looked to be cruising until running into trouble in the seventh inning, eventually leading to his exit and a loss for the Reds. After dominating with his changeup in his last start, he collected another 10 swinging strikes and threw his changeup more than any other pitch. Castillo has a 2.69 ERA and 172 strikeouts through 24 starts this season. Castillo will make his next start Friday against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.

August 6, 2019 12:04 AM
Reds' Luis Castillo: Fans 13 for 11th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (11-4) picked up the win after surrendering two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out 13 over seven innings Monday against the Angels.

Castillo gave up a pair of solo homers in the second and third innings, but he was otherwise locked in Monday evening. The 26-year-old right-hander has now secured back-to-back victories, yielding just three runs while fanning 20 over his last two starts (14 innings).

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vs Pittsburgh 18.010 1.500719
vs LHB 97.000 3.15045123
vs RHB 93.200 3.65034103
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