Sept. 27-- Dan Castano did his job again. This time, though, the rookie was rewarded with first career MLB win.
Castano threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings of relief lead the Miami Marlins to a 5-0 shutout win over the New York Yankees to cap the regular season. Miami went 31-29 over this 60-game, pandemic-shortened season and finished with their first winning record since 2009.
Castano entered the game with one out and one on in the third inning to replace Jose Urena, who was hit on the right wrist by a line drive. X-rays revealed Urena had a non-displaced ulna fracture in his right forearm.
Castano walked Aaron Judge to begin his outing before getting Aaron Hicks to fly out to right field and Luke Voit to ground out to Jon Berti at second base. He allowed no more than one baserunner each inning he took the mound.
Overall, Castano has a 3.03 ERA in 29 2/3 innings spanning seven appearances (six starts). Each of his final four starts came in doubleheader games. The Marlins went 3-1 in those games but Castano didn't make it through five innings in any of those outings and thus was not in line for the win.
He was pulled after 4 2/3 innings in a 4-0 win over the Mets on Aug. 25 in which he was seen audibly pleading with manager Don Mattingly for one more out. He went 4 1/3 in their 14-3 win over the Nationals on Sept. 18.
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