Castillo pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Thursday's 5-4 extra-inning win over Cleveland.
Castillo was able to make Tampa Bay's comeback effort stick with his perfect 10th inning. The right-hander has now strung together eight scoreless innings in his last nine outings, giving up just a hit and a walk while striking out 11 in that span. He's pitched to a strong 2.80 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 49:10 K:BB across 35.1 innings. Castillo remains the favorite for saves, but he's only been utilized in a save chance three times in his last nine outings.
Castillo, who secured his 13th save in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday, now has six consecutive scoreless appearances spanning five innings.
The veteran right-hander thus heads into the All-Star break with some momentum, and his current stretch of success has lowered his ERA and WHIP back down to 3.06 and 1.08, respectively. Castillo has had a couple of hiccups in the form of a pair of blown saves, but he's otherwise been a relatively steady late-inning force for manager Kevin Cash and boasts a career-high 12.0 K/9 and 32.8 percent strikeout rate.
Castillo struck out three batters in a perfect ninth inning and earned a save over the Angels on Friday.
Castillo came in and made quick work of the Angels, fanning the side and finishing off a 4-3 win. He's now converted his last eight save chances, making him 12-for-14 on the year. The 27-year-old righty owns a 3.38 ERA with a 42:9 K:BB through 29.1 innings this season.
Castillo (2-4) suffered the loss Sunday against the Mariners after allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and a walk in just two-thirds of an inning.
Castillo entered in the 10th trying to preserve a 2-2 tie. He was facing bases-loaded, two-outs, and lost the battle to Shed Long who ended the game on a walk-off grand slam. Despite the disappointing outing, Castillo stills owns a 3.62 ERA and 38:9 K:BB to go along with a team-high 11 saves over 27.1 innings. Manager Kevin Cash has given Pete Fairbanks some save chances over the last 10 days. Fairbanks had a bit of a rough week, so Castillo should still be viewed as one of the top candidates for saves on a Rays team that has dropped six in a row.
Castillo secured his third hold in a win over the White Sox on Monday, firing a scoreless eighth inning during which he allowed one hit and recorded two strikeouts.
The part-time closer saw setup work two days after securing his 11th save of the season. Castillo now has scoreless appearances in seven of his last eight trips to the mound and continues to offer fantasy managers plenty of value due to his late-inning, typically high-leverage role.
Castillo earned the save against Baltimore on Saturday, allowing one hit in one inning. He did not walk or strike out any batters.
Castillo inherited a one-run lead in the ninth inning. He gave up two-out single but retired the following batter by groundout to close out the contest. The right-hander has collected 11 saves on the season while posting a 2.92 ERA across 24.2 innings.
Castillo (2-3) was charged with the loss in Wednesday's extra-innings defeat at the hands of the Nationals, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits over one inning while recording two strikeouts.
Castillo saw a five-appearance scoreless streak snapped with Wednesday's stumble, which bumped his ERA from 2.78 to 3.04. Despite the hiccup, Castillo has proven largely reliable in high-leverage work thus far, converting 10 of 12 save chances and garnering a pair of holds over 23 appearances.
Castillo did not allow a baserunner and struck out one in the ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Nationals.
Castillo was called upon to hold a two-run lead and had no trouble doing so to earn his 10th save of the season. While the role once appeared to belong to J.P. Feyereisen, Castillo has now served as the closer for each of the team's past two opportunities. On Tuesday, Feyereisen worked in the seventh inning and managed to record only one out before being pulled after issuing three free passes. Castillo appears to be the favorite to earn save chances for the time being, though the Rays' bullpen remains very difficult to predict.
Castillo struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his ninth save of the season in a 3-0 win over the Rangers.
It's his first save since May 22, and Castillo set a new career high in the process, topping the eight saves he managed in 2019. J.P. Feyereisen went 3-for-4 on save chances in the meantime, but Feyereisen hasn't pitched since Tuesday, so Castillo may be manager Kevin Cash's preferred closing option once again. As per usual with the Rays, expect the ninth-inning situation to remain fluid all year.
Castillo (2-2) earned the win Saturday against the Phillies after allowing a hit with a strikeout and a walk over one scoreless inning.
The 27-year-old faced the top of the order during the top of the eighth inning with the game tied 3-3, and he was put in line for the victory after the Rays scored a pair of runs during the bottom of the frame. J.P. Feyereisen then entered to secure the save for Tampa Bay. Castillo remains the team's top arm for high-leverage spots and is the primary option for saves, but manager Kevin Cash's closer-by-committee approach leaves a limited ceiling.
Castillo pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to get the save in the win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
After being credited with the win in extra innings Friday, Castillo returned Saturday with a two-run lead to secure his eighth save of the season. The 27-year-old reliever has a 3.38 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 18.2 innings. The righty is the Rays' primary option to close games; however, he's blown two saves this season and the Rays have trended towards a closer-by-committee in recent years.
Castillo (1-2) picked up the win in Friday's 9-7 extra-innings victory over the Blue Jays, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit over 1.1 innings while striking out two.
The veteran reliever recorded the final out of the 11th inning in a 5-5 tie, and after the Rays erupted for four runs in the top of the 12th, Castillo stayed in to finish things out, only for Vladimir Guerrero to take him deep and make things a bit more interesting. Castillo has been struggling over the last month, posting a 6.23 ERA and serving up three homers over his last 8.2 innings, and he might fall out of favor in the Tampa saves mix if he doesn't turn things around.
Castillo, activated from the injured list Friday, allowed a solo home run and recorded a strikeout over one inning in a win over the Mets on Sunday.
Manager Kevin Cash got Castillo some low-leverage work in the sixth inning after not utilizing him in his first two games following activation from his IL stint due to a groin injury. Castillo surrendered a solo home run to Patrick Mazeika but was otherwise sharp, getting 13 of his 19 pitches into the strike zone. Assuming there are no residual setbacks following Sunday's activity level, Castillo should be back to his customary high-leverage role in coming days.
Castillo (groin) was activated off the 10-day injured list as expected Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Castillo was expected to require only a brief stay on the injured list when he was sidelined with groin tightness in early May, and he will indeed make it back after the minimum 10 days. He should return to his high-leverage role and will be one of the team's top options for saves, as he already has seven in 14 appearances this year to go along with a 3.14 ERA and a career-best 34.5 percent strikeout rate.
Castillo (groin) is on track to be activated from the injured list when first eligible Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The right-hander had been projected for a short IL stay all along, and it appears that prognosis will prove correct. Castillo had already logged nine save chances prior to his current absence, and he should jump right back into the primary closer role upon activation.
Castillo (groin) threw a successful bullpen and is on track to be activated this weekend, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The righty reliever was expected to have a short stay on the injured list and that appears to be the case, barring any unexpected developments in the next few days. Castillo will return to a high-leverage, late-inning role upon activation from the IL.
Manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Castillo (groin) feels much better and should be on track for a minimal stay on the 10-day injured list, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Cash hasn't formally named a closer this season, but prior to landing on the IL with groin tightness, Castillo had seemingly emerged as the Rays' preferred option at the back of the bullpen after converting a team-high seven saves through his first 14 outings. Assuming he continues to progress as anticipated from what appears to be a minor groin injury, Castillo could rejoin the Tampa Bay bullpen by next weekend. While the Rays wait for Castillo to heal up, Pete Fairbanks looks like the best bet to pick up saves.
Castillo was placed on the 10-day injured list with groin tightness Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Castillo had earned saves in three of his last five appearances and allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven in 4.2 innings over that span. Right-hander Pete Fairbanks (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move and could be the favorite for save chances while Castillo is sidelined.
Castillo allowed a hit and struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Sunday, picking up a save in the win over Houston.
Castillo punched out the first two batters of the inning before Jason Castro kept the game alive with a two-out double. The 6-foot-3 righty avoided any more trouble and locked up his seventh save of the season. He's sporting a 3.38 ERA and 19:5 K:BB through 13 appearances.
Castillo (0-2) was charged with the loss against the Athletics on Thursday, allowing an earned run on a hit and a walk over one inning.
Tasked with preserving a 2-2 tie upon entering in the ninth inning, Castillo retired two of the first three batters he faced before allowing a go-ahead RBI double to Matt Chapman that would deliver what would prove to be the winning run. The right-hander has proven hittable lately, giving up four earned runs over the 3.1 innings covering his last four appearances while providing a statistical mixed bag of two saves, Thursday's loss and a blown save during that span.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/22||@ CLE||W 5-4||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|07/20||vs BAL||W 9-3||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/19||vs BAL||L 1-6||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|07/10||vs TOR||W 5-2||1||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|07/07||vs CLE||W 4-0||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|07/04||@ TOR||W 5-1||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|06/30||@ WAS||L 6-15||0.2||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||9.1||5||0||0||0||0||1||4||4||8||4.95||1.319|
|2015||ASX-Hudson Valley Renega||23.1||13||0||0||1||2||4||24||7||19||2.34||1.125|
|2016||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||40.0||24||0||0||1||3||7||50||11||34||2.02||1.125|
|2016||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||20.1||14||0||0||2||3||3||17||6||28||4.92||1.692|