Luis Castillo did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's loss to the Royals, allowing one run on three hits and one walk across seven innings. He struck out four.
The only blemish on Castillo was a solo homer from Michael A. Taylor. The Reds' bullpen blew a five-run lead in the late innings, preventing Castillo from tallying the win. Since the start of June, Castillo has turned in quality starts in six of his seven outings. He's lowered his season ERA to 4.81 and his WHIP to 1.40 across 97.1 innings. He has just 90 strikeouts, but his effectiveness in limiting runs in definitely an encouraging sign.