Of course Cuban speedster Rusney Castillo's first MLB hit was an infield single
Rusney Castillo gets infield single for first MLB hit
Wednesday night marked the debut of Rusney Castillo, who Red Sox Nation is hoping will be MLB's next big Cuban crossover success story as a $72.5 million dollar man.
Castillo came up empty in his first at-bat, nubbing a pitch down the third-base line and was thrown out at first by Pirates catcher Russell Martin. When he came up again in the top of the fourth he made good by legging out an infield single on a ground ball to second base.
Neil Walker makes a nice play initially, but seemed to lose track of the ball while rushing to get a throw off to first to try to catch the racing Castillo.
Not exactly worthy of throwing your diamonds up, but AL East pitchers might have to get used to shaking their heads as he turns ground balls into hits on the regular.