"The few times I saw him in the weight room after the WBC, we kind of just talked for five or 10 minutes about pitching, what I like to throw and when I like to throw it, stuff like that," said reliever Brad Brach, who threw to Castillo in each of the first four games. "I think that goes a long way. It's one thing to catch me but it's another to talk about strategy out there so you're not there shaking off the whole time, or he has a different idea in his head than you do. I think after these four games, we're ready to go now and I've got confidence in him. I think he's got confidence in me and all the pitches I throw."