The Cubs were looking for an offensive spark and the got one tonight. In his first big league game, Starlin Castro sparked the Cubs offense with a 3-run homerun in the 2nd and a 3-run triple in the 5th to lead the Cubs to a 14-7 victory over the Reds. The 6 RBI's in his major league debut is a new major league record.
Not bad for his first day on the job.
Upon hearing the news of his call up, many reporters and bloggers were calling the move "an act of desperation" by the Cubs. People were worried that it might hurt Castro's development or head him down the path of other Cubs prospects (Felix Pie anyone?).
Well, Castro looked ready for prime time tonight. If today's performance is any indication, we will be seeing Castro in a Cubs uniform for a long time to come.