Cincinnati Reds starter Luis Castillo had a night to forget on Monday.
Well, maybe a hit he forgot.
While batting in the top of the third inning of Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Castillo fought off a Clayton Kershaw fastball and dropped the ball into right field.
However, Castillo didn’t realize he hit the ball fair, and he never took off for first base. That made for an easy, classic 9-3 putout.
It’s not clear what happened, although Castillo likely thought he fouled the pitch off since he broke his bat and didn’t make an effort to go to first.
Fortunately, Castillo took the gaffe in stride, smiling as he walked back to the dugout. He’s still looking for his first hit of the season at 0-for-8, but he left everyone with a laugh.
Luis Castillo blooped a single to right field but didn't realize he hit it fair so he was thrown out at first no contest, and, well... pic.twitter.com/AWvQeT2cd6
— Tipping Pitches (@tipping_pitches) April 16, 2019
Castillo ended up holding the Dodgers to two runs over five innings, while striking out seven. He also hit Cody Bellinger, who was manning right field, in the knee with a 95 mph fastball, causing the 23-year-old to leave the game.
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