Reds rookie starter Luis Castillo has been one of the bright spots of the rotation.
Castillo went six shutout innings against the defending champs on Tuesday night, allowing two hits and striking out seven. It lowered his season ERA to 3.39.
Castillo’s thrown 66 1/3 innings across 11 starts this season, averaging 97 mph on his fastball. He hasn’t given up more than four runs in any start, and hasn’t allowed that many since July 20.
For a team stocked on bats and searching for pitching aid, both today and in the future, Castillo is already appearing a valuable asset.