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Scott Servais confirmed after Tuesday's doubleheader that Luis Castillo will pitch in Game 1 of Friday's Wildcard series against the Blue Jays.
We knew this was going to be the case. This just confirms it. It'll likely be Castillo vs. Alek Manoah. Castillo posted a 2.99 ERA this season and outside of a few starts has been dominant for Seattle since he was acquired by the Mariners right before the trade deadline.
Luis Castillo earned the win Saturday against the Athletics, allowing one run on two hits across six innings to go along with eight strikeouts and one walk.
Castillo bounced back after a rough stretch, dominating an Oakland team he lost twice to previously. That will likely be his last start of the regular season for the Mariners as he gears up to pitch in Game 1 of the wildcard series.
Luis Castillo took the no-decision Sunday against the Royals, allowing five runs on seven hits across 5.1 innings to go along with five strikeouts and three walks.
The Mariners plated eight runs in the fifth inning and another two runs the following frame to give Castillo an 11-2 lead to only be blown the next half inning in a crazy sixth inning for the Royals who plated 11 runs in one half inning. Castillo will look to rebound against an Oakland team he has struggled against in his next start.
The Seattle Mariners and Luis Castillo have agreed to a five-year, $108 million contract extension. The deal includes a sixth-year option that can take the value of the deal to $133 million.
Castillo was acquired at the trade deadline for a package of four prospects. The 29-year-old has posted a 2.83 ERA, .229 BAA, and a 10.67 K/9 ratio in nine games since the trade. This deal should keep Castillo as a top option for fantasy managers moving forward.
Luis Castillo took the loss Tuesday against the Athletics, allowing four runs on six hits across 4.2 innings to go along with four strikeouts and two walks.
Castillo has oddly enough lost both of his outings against Oakland since being traded to the Mariners. After tossing four clean innings, the game got away from Castillo in the fifth inning that included a two-run long ball hit by Tony Kemp. Castillo will look to rebound in his next outing against the Royals.