Trammell: Don't blame rookie for homer
August, 12, 2010
By Bruce Levine
SAN FRANCISCO -- The winning run in the Giants' 5-4 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday night was scored off Justin Berg’s hanging curveball that went out of the park off Pat Burrell’s bat in the top of the eighth inning.
Interim manger Alan Trammell refused to blame rookie catcher Welington Castillo for calling the wrong pitch in his first major league start behind the plate.
“I don’t think we’re going to put it on him tonight,” Trammell said. “It’s the pitcher’s responsibility, he can shake his head, and we’re going to leave it at that.”
Berg came into the game in the seventh inning with two outs and a potential go-ahead run at third base as he induced Buster Posey to ground out to end the threat.
The news wasn't all bad for Castillo. He got a double off Barry Zito in his first big league at-bat in the second inning.