Castro pulled after defensive screwup

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum benched shortstop Starlin Castro
for the above synaptic malfunction, wherein he lost track of the
number of outs in the fifth inning. It allowed the Cardinals’ John
Jay to tag up at third and race home for a 2-0 St. Louis lead.

Castro has done
this sort of thing before, so the benching is
more of a well-earned thing than an overreaction to a not-uncommon
mistake.

After the game, a Cardinals’ 4-0 victory, Cubs manager Dale
Sveum said:

Castro didn’t disappear and sulk after being pulled, staying in
the dugout to support his teammates. He admitted his error to
reporters after the game.

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