Not only was Castillo available, he was the savior.
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With a one-run lead to the Rays in the eighth inning, the Astros loaded against bases
Castillo needed just one pitch – a 97 mph Caesar – to ground Yulie Gurrill into an inning-ending double play, to help Racee win the game in Game 1, 2-1, at Petco Park. Castillo’s five-out save was the longest save in Racee Postson’s history.
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“He is a stud. Just a remarkable performance, ”Cash said. “We’re just applauding his effort and the way he’s been able to bounce back, I mean the incredible troughs just make filthy pitches.”
|sport||The date||Time||Matchup / result||TV / Highlights|
|Village 1||11 October||TB2, HOU1||The clock|
|Village 2||12 October||4 pm||HOU @ TB||TBS|
|Village 3||13 October||TBD||TB @ HOU||TBS|
|Village 4||14 October||TBD||TB @ HOU||TBS|
|* 5 grams||15 October||TBD||TB @ HOU||TBS|
|* 6 grams||16 October||TBD||HOU @ TB||TBS|
|* Village 7||17 October||TBD||HOU @ TB||TBS|
In the history of the postseason, teams winning Game 1 of any best-seven series have won the series 114 of 179 times (64%).
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Castillo idolized
“Very fantastic. It’s a dream come true,” Castillo said in Spanish. “I’ve always wanted to do that, and thankfully the team is giving me this opportunity, and I’m really happy that I get through it. Coming from. ”
Castillo received three swings and misses on nine sliders thrown on Sunday, including one out of the zone that Jose Altuve chased to end the game. He paired the 89 sink slider with eight sinkers that averaged 97.5 mph.
Castillo became the second pitcher in club history to join and save David Price in 2008 to set a record in a singles match win.
“I think the work he did is his whole year,” said the race catcher
“He’s able to come out of there, he’s really showing what he’s making.”
But not only did the Rays rely on depth, they also made sure to position each player in the conditions that prepared them for the postseason. During the regular season, the Rays had a record of saving 12 pitchers. Some of these were caused by injuries to the pitcher, but much of it was by design.
The Rays wanted all of their pitchers to experience high-leveraged conditions, and Sunday paid off. Together
• Given the new bullpen rule game 1 play
Tampa Bay is 16-5 in a one-run game this season, including 15-3 from 7 August.
“It’s impressive,” Snails said of the bullpen’s performance. He said, “They move forward.” They are very talented. They are very good at what they do, and that’s a lot of them. You have to give credit to the front office for what they bring. These people just keep getting better in the bullpen. ”
For several reasons, the Rays knew that Game 1 was going to be challenging. They were going without some major weapons after an emotional win against the Yankees, and they faced Astro’s top hurdle in the Framber Valdez.
But despite the challenges, the Rays found a way – like they usually do. He got aggressive contributions
The teams will test the overall depth of the teams with a possible seven games over seven nights, but this is how the Rays were built. And this is what makes them dangerous.
“I think with all the teams in the seven-game series without an off-day, you’re going to be really challenged with something deeper,” Cash said. “And we believe we have depth that is capable of challenging, but also capable of succeeding.”