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Mariners pick Luis Castillo for rematch vs. Yanks, Gerrit Cole

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Due to games like Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners traded three of their top five prospects for pitcher Luis Castillo.

Castillo (5-4, 2.95 ERA) will make his debut at home when the Mariners face the New York Yankees and ace Gerrit Cole (9-4, 3.56 ERA). It's a schedule.

The two right-handers met Wednesday in New York, where Castillo and the Mariners won him 7-3. Cole allowed six runs in the first inning, including home runs by Eugenio Suarez, Carlos Santana and Jared Kelenic.

He was one of the teams rumored to be interested in Castillo, who the Yankees are considered a top starter at the time of the trade deadline. After he moved from Cincinnati to Seattle, the Yankees moved to acquire Frankie Montas from Oakland. ' said Castillo through an interpreter. “I heard a lot of rumors that a lot of teams were looking for me.

"It feels good. So you're coming to a team that's very close to the postseason. All that's left is for the team to continue what they've been doing and work hard."

Castillo, who is 1-1 and has a 3.38 ERA in three starts against New York, will join former Cincinnati Reds teammates Suarez and Jesse Winker in Seattle. Coming in with an offseason trade, Winker was in the middle of an 11-1 loss to Houston when rumors of a Castillo trade made its way into the clubhouse.

"For Lewis, I don't think there's ever been a moment where he wasn't ready, just playing with him for so long. is not afraid of any line-up or any situation thrown his way... he just throws," Winker said. "He's just a nail."

Castillo showed it last Wednesday. After allowing one run in six innings, he allowed a two-run homer to Kyle Higashioka with two outs in the seventh inning.

Seattle manager Scott Servais compared Castillo to a former Mariner.

"I wasn't the manager here during the Felix Hernandez vintage days, but seeing Felix in his prime reminded me of that," said Servais. rice field. "This guy sucks." After a shaky first frame against the Mariners, Cole calmed down as he finished six innings.

"I can't believe it exploded so quickly," Cole said. He has a 6-3 record and a 2.48 ERA in 10 games against Seattle.

With Aaron Judge hitting his major league-leading 44th home run and shooting into 425-foot straight center field, the Yankees won the series opener Monday night, 9-4. Did. Josh Donaldson went 4-for-5 with two doubles, one home run and three RBIs.

The win came at a cost, as New York's Matt Carpenter broke his leg when he fouled a pitch from his left foot in the first inning. said Aaron Boone of "He became such an important factor in that room. I know everyone loves him, so that's a blow. Hopefully, one day we can get him back."[54] }

– Field Level Media