The Pendleton Panther

Castro Drives in Six in Debut

Posted on: May 8, 2010

Starlin Castro had a record-breaking debut.

Starlin Castro, the prized short stop prospect for the Chicago Cubs, had 6 RBI’s in his MLB debut on Friday night. In his first at bat against the Reds’ Homer Bailey, Castro took a 2-2 hanging curveball and drove a deep fly to right field for a home run. It travelled 362 feet and was good for three RBI’s. He then lined out to center in his second at bat, once again hitting the ball hard. In his third at bat of the night, he laced a triple to left center field, scoring Soto, Fukudome, and Lee. He then fouled out to 1st and grounded out back to the mound in his final two at-bats. However, his six RBI’s were the most ever in a MLB debut. The 20-year old Castro is also the youngest short stop in Cubs’ history and the 6th Cubs’ player to homer in his first at-bat. This terrific performance has to leave the Cubs wondering how good this young phenom could potentially be.


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