Castro pulled after defensive screwup

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled from a game against St. Louis shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score a run.

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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