Starlin Castro +.195
Starlin Castro continued to show a penchant for collecting RBI and for timely hitting. He also hit the 100th home run of his career.
In the series opener, Castro batted third and drew a two-out walk in the first inning (+.012). Later, he led off the fourth with a foul-out (-.018). He flew out to right with runners on corners and nobody out in the sixth (-.073). In the eighth, he struck out to end the inning (-.007).
Game two would start out with a bang for Castro. With Martin Prado on first and one out in the opening inning, he went deep off Reds starter Tyler Mahle (+.164). It was his first home run as a Miami Marlins player and the 100th overall of his career. He reached on an error with one out in the third (+.033), but got picked off to end the inning (-.027). Castro flew out to center for the second out of the sixth (-.013). With two on and one out in the eighth, Castro doubled in JB Shuck to give the Marlins a 4-0 lead (+.039). He later scored on Brian Anderson‘s single.
Batting third in the series finale on Sunday, Castro hit a two-RBI single in the first inning (+.076). He scored on Cameron Maybin’s single later in the inning. With one out and a runner on third in the second, he collected another RBI with a sacrifice fly (+.013). With two on in the fourth, he struck out to end the inning (-.026). He hit a single to lead off the seventh (+.014), then took second on a passed ball (+.012). He scored on Maybin’s double. Castro struck out to end the eighth (-.004).
Castro ended the series with six RBI, and his 16 for the season ranks second on the Miami Marlins.