8/17 Castro benched
Starlin Castro’s brain cramp cost him playing time on Saturday. Castro made a mental gaffe on a pop-up in the fifth that allowed the Cardinals to score a run. The Cardinals led 1-0 when they loaded the bases with one out in the fifth. Matt Carpenter hit a pop up to Castro in shallow left, and third base umpire Ron Kulpa signaled infield fly. Castro caught the ball, and seemed unaware of Jon Jay, who was at third, and who broke for home, scoring on the sacrifice fly. Castro finally threw home, but it was too late.
Dale Sveum met with Castro in the dugout as he came off the field, and told the shortstop he was out of the game. Donnie Murphy moved from third base to shortstop for the Cubs, and Cody Ransom entered at third in the sixth.
– Carrie Muskat