Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro has quietly had a great start to the season. Fans have waited for Castro to return to his 2013 All-Star form, and it appears Castro has gotten as close as he is going to in 2016.
He is currently batting .203 (24x118) with 20 runs scored, five doubles, two triples, four home runs 11 RBIs, and 23 walks. Castro's positive season continued Saturday night with a key hit for the Astros.
Castro came to the plate in the sixth inning with Evan Gattis on third and two outs. Castro faced a Jared Weaver 82 MPH fastball (is it really a fastball at that point?). Castro was ready to hit the batting practice pitch. Castro launched the ball over the head off of Mike Trout to dead center, high over the Angels Stadium's ivy-covered batter's eye.
The two-run home run put the Astros up 4-2 and in the lead for good. Houston would win by the same score.