Luis Castillo strikes out nine in victory Saturday

by Elliott Baas | Reds Correspondent | Sun, Apr 21st 11:09am EDT

Luis Castillo allowed one run on four hits over six innings in the Reds' 4-2 win over the Padres on Saturday. He walked one and struck out nine while improving to 2-1.

Fantasy Impact:

A solo home run to Eric Hosmer was Castillo's only blemish in this game. He's dazzled in his first five starts, owning a 1.47 ERA and 12 K/9 in 30.2 innings. He's throwing his vaunted changeup 30% of the time, and it's paying off for a 15% SwStr rate and 62.4% contact rate against. He still has control issues, but otherwise this breakout looks legit. His next start comes Friday at St. Louis.

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