Rusney Castillo failed to reach base Saturday afternoon for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox organization.
Castillo went 0-for-3 from the leadoff spot as the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs fell to the Binghamton Mets 11-4 in Game 4 of the Eastern League Division Championship Series. The recently signed Cuban center fielder played the first six innings of the game before being replaced by Jonathan Roof.
In five games with Red Sox affiliates, Castillo has recorded hits in three and reached via walk in another. He grounded out once and flied out twice in his three plate appearances Saturday.
Binghamton’s victory forced a decisive Game 5, which will be played Sunday at Portland’s Hadlock Field.
Catcher Carson Blair and designated hitter David Chester both homered for the Sea Dogs in the loss.