• Sunday, August 11, 2019

Las Vegas - Cincinnati's Luis Castillo has really opened some eyes this season. When he came up in 2017, his 3-7 record was truly ugly. Then last year, he started to grow as a starter, posting a 10-12 mark. Now he has firmly established himself as the ace of Cincy's staff, with an 11-4 log and a gorgeous 2.63 ERA. He has lost only one game since the end of June, and in his last two starts, allowed just 3 earned runs over 14 innings for a 1.93 ERA. Oh yea, put down 20 Ks in 14 innings as well. Can't say anything good about Jon Lester. He has been a quality pitcher for years, but if his last two starts are any indication, there's a storm brewing. What kind of storm? We're talking 19 hits and 14 earned runs in just 9 innings. Looking at a 14.00 ERA, gotta turn to the home team and drop some cash.