Castellani (1-4) took the loss against the Giants on Wednesday, surrendering four runs on five hits and five walks while striking out one across 4.2 innings.
Castellani blanked the Giants until the fourth inning, when he served up a solo home run to Evan Longoria to even the score, 1-1. The right-hander unraveled from there, working himself into a mess of a fifth inning that included a double by Alex Dickerson and a pair of walks. All of Castellani's baserunners would eventually score after he left the game, charging him with the loss. The 24-year-old struggled with his command once again. He has now issued 18 walks across 19 innings in his last four starts and finishes the regular season with a 5.82 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.
Castellani (1-3) gave up eight runs (seven earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out one over 4.1 innings in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
This was always going to be a tough start for the 24-year-old rookie. Castellani allowed a pair of two-run homers to Cody Bellinger and Gavin Lux in the second inning. In the fifth, Castellani again ran into trouble as the Dodgers rallied for five more runs, four of which were charged to him. The right-hander now has a 5.59 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 38.2 innings this year. He lines up for one more start in the regular season, Wednesday in San Francisco.
Castellani allowed one run on one hit and six walks across 5.2 innings pitched in Sunday's loss to the Angels. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
Castellani somehow managed to give up just the one run despite yielding six free passes. The right-hander was in line to pick up the win when he exited in the sixth but had to settle for a no-decision after the Colorado bullpen could not hold the lead. He will take a 4.46 ERA into his start against the Dodgers on Friday.
Castellani pitched 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks and striking out one in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday.
The original plan was for Castellani to work more as an opener with Chi Chi Gonzalez working in a piggyback role. Instead, Castellani threw 87 pitches (49 strikes) in a fairly erratic start and Gonzalez didn't make an appearance. Luckily for Castellani, the back-and-forth contest allowed him to avoid a loss. He now has a 5.34 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 19 strikeouts across 28.2 innings. If the right-hander gets another turn in the rotation, it would likely come at home versus the Angels on Saturday.
Castellani is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Dodgers, but Chi Chi Gonzalez is expected to piggyback him in the outing, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Castellani opened his big-league career by giving up one run over 8.2 innings in his first two starts, but regression has reared its head since then, with the right-hander surrendering 12 runs over his subsequent three starts. The Rockies may have discovered a better role for Castellani on Wednesday, when he came on in relief of Kyle Freeland to fire two shutout innings in Colorado's 9-6 win over the Giants. While Castellani will stay on turn to start this weekend in Los Angeles, the Rockies will be conservative with his workload since he'll be pitching on three days' rest following his 26-pitch relief outing. Gonzalez also tossed two innings (46 pitches) in relief Wednesday, so neither he nor Castellani will probably be in line for a true "bulk innings" role.
Castellani (1-2) allowed five runs on six hits and a walk over two innings Sunday, striking out two and taking the loss against San Diego.
Castellani struggled right out of the gate, allowing a three-run homer with just one out in the first inning. He then allowed a pair of runs in the second before the bullpen took over. The 24-year-old's season ERA shot up to 5.24 as a result of the rough outing. Castellani will next face the Dodgers on the road Saturday.
Castellani (1-1) gave up two runs on three hits and three walks across six innings in a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday. He struck out three.
Both runs Castellani allowed came on solo home runs by Kole Calhoun and Christian Walker. The 24-year-old Castellani has been solid in four starts, with a 3.54 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 14 strikeouts over 20.1 innings. He's expected to make his next start Saturday at home versus the Padres.
Castellani (0-1) allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out one over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.
All things considered, Castellani was lucky to leave this game with only five earned runs on his ledger; both homers he allowed were solo shots. He had a decent start at home last week against the Rangers, but Castellani averaged just 7.3 K/9 in six minor-league seasons and that kind of profile spells danger in Colorado. Assuming he sticks in the rotation, Castellani will get two starts next week, first at Arizona and then home against the Padres.
Castellani didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out seven.
The rookie didn't last long enough to qualify for a win, but the Rockies offense couldn't get much going against Lance Lynn anyway. Castellani threw 88 pitches, 57 of them for strikes, and despite significant control problems in the minors (47:30 K:BB in 43.1 IP at Triple-A last year) he has a surprising 10:3 K:BB through his first 8.2 big-league innings. He's pitched well enough to stick in the rotation for now, but it's not yet clear whether the 24-year-old is displaying real skills growth, or whether the walks will resurface. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday, at home against the Astros.
Castellani is scheduled to start Friday's home game against the Rangers.
With Chi Chi Gonzalez (biceps) still on the injured list, Castellani will receive a second turn as the Rockies' fifth starter after impressing in his MLB debut last weekend in Seattle. He tossed four no-hit, shutout innings in the win over the Mariners, issuing one walk and hitting a batter while striking out three. Though Castellani may be able to work a little longer in Friday's start, the right-hander should still be viewed as a risky fantasy option since he'll be pitching at altitude in Coors Field.
Castellani didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's contest between the Mariners and the Rockies. He pitched four scoreless innings, allowing one walk and striking out three.
Castellani was recalled by the Rockies on Friday after Chi Chi Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a biceps injury, and he did a good job in his MLB debut -- he threw 35 of his 60 pitches for strikes while tossing four scoreless frames. He should remain in the rotation as long as Gonzalez remains sidelined.
Castellani was recalled from the Rockies' alternate training site Friday and will start Saturday's game against the Mariners.
Castellani will take the place of Chi Chi Gonzalez (biceps) Saturday after the latter was put on the 10-day injured list. The start will mark the major-league debut for the right-hander after he posted an 8.31 ERA and 1.95 WHIP over 10 starts at the Triple-A level last season.
Castellani didn't make the Rockies' 30-man Opening Day roster, but he's included on the three-man taxi squad that will travel with the team for the first series at the Rangers.
Castellani was slightly late to camp after testing positive for COVID-19, but he's fully healthy heading into the regular season. While the right-hander won't be on the major-league roster, his presence on the taxi squad signals that he'll be the team's top fill-in option for the rotation if an emergency situation arises.
Castellani (illness) is back with the Rockies ahead of the start of camp Saturday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Although Castellani tested positive for COVID-19 in late June, he apparently cleared the league's protocol and will be available for the start of camp. The right-hander was optioned to Triple-A in March before the league transaction freeze was put into place, but he'll compete for a spot on the major-league pitching staff ahead of the abbreviated 2020 season.
Castellini, Charlie Blackmon and Phillip Diehl tested positive for COVID-19 after recent workouts at Coors Field, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Castellini was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque in late March before MLB put the transaction freeze in place, but the expanded rosters may give him a chance to return to the majors for the start of the shortened season.
Castellani was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Castellani threw 4.2 innings during Cactus League action, but struggled to find the strike zone while surrendering eight free passes. However, he did prove to be healthy after undergoing elbow surgery in June. He racked up 43.1 innings with Triple-A Albuquerque last season, and appears set to gain more experience at the level to begin the 2020 season.
Castellani (elbow) tossed an inning of relief in the Rockies' 7-5 loss to the Angels in Sunday's Cactus League opener. He was charged with two runs (one earned) on three walks and one hit while striking out two.
Castellani wasn't particularly effective during his first spring outing, but his inclusion on the pitching schedule indicates he's recovered from the right elbow surgery he required last June. After the Rockies chose to keep Castellani on the 40-man roster all winter, he'll have a decent chance at making his MLB debut in 2020 if the big club requires a spot starter or long-relief arm at some point.
Castellani underwent surgery to remove particulates around his right elbow and is on the minor-league injured list, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Castellani last pitched for Triple-A Albuquerque on June 13, but it's unclear how long he was dealing with the issue. The 23-year-old has no official timeline for his return.
Castellani was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday.
Castellani opened spring in big-league camp due to his status as a member of the 40-man roster but was never likely to remain there long. He'll get a promotion this season despite recording a fairly poor 5.49 ERA in 26 starts for Double-A Hartford last season.
Castellani had his contract selected from Double-A Hartford on Tuesday.
This move protects Castellani from the Rule 5 draft. He spent the 2018 season repeating Double-A, struggling to a 5.49 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 6.1 K/9 across 26 starts (134.1 innings). Still, he's just 22 years old and will have time to prove himself as he presumably makes the jump to Triple-A in 2019.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/23||@ SF||L 2-7||1||4.2||5||4||5||1|
|09/18||vs LAD||L 6-15||1||4.1||4||7||3||1|
|09/13||vs LAA||L 3-5||5.2||1||0||6||4|
|09/06||@ LAD||W 7-6||4.1||6||4||4||1|
|09/02||vs SF||W 9-6||2.0||2||0||0||2|
|08/30||vs SD||L 2-13||1||2.0||6||5||1||2|
|08/24||@ ARI||W 3-2||1||6.0||3||2||3||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||37.0||10||10||0||1||2||0||25||9||35||3.65||1.189|
|2017||AA-Hartford Yard Goats||157.1||27||27||1||9||12||0||132||47||163||4.81||1.337|
|2018||AAX-Hartford Yard Goats||134.1||26||26||0||7||9||0||91||70||135||5.50||1.529|