Starlin Castro Debut

The Starlin Castro debut was definitely a game I will not soon forget. Watching on television, you could see the promise this guy could bring to the Cubs very quickly.

On May 7, 2010, the Cubs faced the Cincinnatti Reds at Great American Ball Park. The crowd was listed at 20,030 that witnessed Starlin Castro set a Major League record for RBI's in a first game driving in six runs in a 14-7 Cubs victory over the Reds.

In the 2nd inning, Castro faced Homer Bailey with Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto on base, Castro drove a ball over the fence in right field for an opposite field HR in his first ML at bat. The play gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead.

In the 5th inning, against Reds pitcher Micah Owings, Castro came up with the bases loaded and drove a line drive that got over the shortstop's head and got all the way to the wall in left center field to clear the bases, driving in 3 more runs and Castro made it all the third on a triple. The 3 RBI give him 6 for the day and gave the Cubs a 9-0 lead in the game.

Castro ended the day going 2 for 5 with 6 RBI and one run scored.

This day appears the first of many memorable moments for this talented young shortstop.


Starlin Castro debut May 7 2010



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