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Resurgent Castro pitching in for playoff-bound Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) The music starts and fans clap in unison as Starlin Castro walks to the plate. Teammates in the Chicago Cubs' dugout get into it, and the same goes for everyone in the bullpen. ''It's awesome,'' Castro said. ''It's the most fun thing that we've got all year. The fans have been crazy when that song (plays), get up. I feel really appreciated even if they don't understand...
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The Cubs must capitalize on Starlin Castro’s hot bat

For Starlin Castro, much of the 2015 season has been one to forget. He was the subject of constant trade rumors leading up to the deadline, had his effort level questioned, was bumped off the shortstop position in favor of Addison Russell, and eventually found himself in a bench role. Castro is a three-time All-Star, but with his contract stretching to 2019 with a $16 million option...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 153 Recap: Pirates 3 Cubs 2

Top Play (WPA): Starlin Castro’s year has been something out of a storybook. He entered the year as one of twin stars (alongside Anthony Rizzo) on a team ascending; he struggled mightily as the calendar turned from April to May, and then to the dog days of summer; he was, finally, removed from the everyday lineup […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon blames AC/DC concert for Cubs' sloppy play

Even though the Chicago Cubs have won seven of their last ten at home, the team has been a little sloppy in the field…and skipper Joe Maddon thinks he knows why. Joe Maddon blames Starlin Castro’s error on AC/DC concert at Wrigley: “They have totally messed up our infield.” — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) September 22, 2015   During their victory Monday night,...
Via Hall of Very Good
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Castro's six RBIs propel Cubs over Cardinals 8-3 in opener

CHICAGO -- Starlin Castro matched his career high with six RBIs, hitting a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth and a three-run drive in the sixth to lead the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 Friday for their fourth straight win. Castro went 3 for 3 with a walk in the third multihomer game of his career. He put the Cubs ahead 5-3 in the fifth with his drive off Seth...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers were no-hit for the second time in ten days on Sunday night. The culprit this time around? NL Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs. In Chicago’s 2-0 victory, Arrieta struck out 12, walked one, and allowed one runner to reach on an error by second baseman Starlin Castro. Arrieta’s no-hitter is the sixth of the 2015 season, with all six...
Via The Outside Corner
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro benched after failing to improve

The day many Cubs fans have been waiting for is finally here. Starlin Castro has lost his job of being the everyday shortstop for the Chicago Cubs. The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise when you look at how bad the three-time All-Star has been struggling this season. Castro is hitting just .238 with a .274 on-base percentage and ranks last among qualified shortstops with...
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago columnist appears to ask Starlin Castro if he has ADHD

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times attempted to get to the bottom of Starlin Castro’s season-long struggles by asking Chicago Cubs shortstop if has ADHD. Wittenmyer opens his provocatively entitled column, “Speculation or not, Cubs’ Starlin Castro has no plans to seek ADD diagnosis,” with the following: It’s called attention deficit disorder, or ADD. “I know...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Pirates game hit by foul ball through netting

This is horrifying, and something you would never expect or hope to happen. During Monday night’s Cubs-Pirates game, a fan behind home plate was struck with a foul ball hit by Starlin Castro through the netting. The netting didn’t snap, but the fan was standing close enough to the netting where it gave enough to still hit her in the head. HOLY JESUS! This just happened...
Via The Outside Corner
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro questioned following nightclub shooting

It seems like just yesterday that Starlin Castro was questioned (or not) after a nightclub shooting in his native Dominican Republic and deemed to be, simply, “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. Now, the Chicago Cubs All-Star is being questioned in connection with another nightclub shooting. Ok, again. #Cubs Starlin Castro was detained by the authorities for questioning...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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