Posts tagged "Starlin Castro"

Cubs Week 17 Awards: Best. Week. Ever.

Cubs Week 17 Awards: Best. Week. Ever.
It wasn’t really the best week ever, in the grand scheme of things. But as miserable as this season has been, a 6-1 week sure feels like the best week ever. Sort of like in the show Best Week Ever when someone like Andy Dick would win just because he didn’t expose his genitals or... Read more »

Cubs go yaaaarrrrd six times, throttle Pirates 11-6

Man, Soriano and Soto are heating up just in time for the trade deadline! Wait, what’s that? Oh. Fuck. ——— The Pirates are finally showing their true colors, having lost seven of eight. Look, I’m on their bandwagon just like everyone else, but c’mon, they’re right at .500. Rany Jazayerli put it best when he described... Read more »

Castro's average has finally dropped under .300

Dammit.  
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Starlin Castro's career off to historic start

Starlin Castro finished fifth in the Rookie of the Year vote last year, so we know he handled the jump to the majors well. His current .318 average ranks fifth in the NL, so we know he’s having a strong sophomore campaign too. But if we look back throughout baseball history, we find that Castro’s... Read more »

Cubs Week 11 awards: Cubs play good teams, good baseball

It’s okay, Starlin–you’re the Ryno of the Week! To find the last time the Cubs had a winning stretch from Monday-Sunday, you have to go back to the month of Ma … er, Apr … um (flips calendar) … 2010. That’s right, the Cubs had not surpassed .500 in a week this entire season until... Read more »

Cubs Week 6 awards: How Castro got his groove back

Ryno of the Week: I don’t actually know how he did it, but Starlin Castro busted out of his slump in a BIG way this week. Quade dropped him to seventh in the order on Tuesday, and the sleeping giant immediately awoke. Two hits that night, four more the next, and a 12-for-20 week overall,... Read more »
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Derrick Rose, and now Starlin Castro

Cubs Week 5 awards: Pitchers finally pitching in

Through the first month of the season, Cubs pitchers had been the worst in baseball. It was a trend that absolutely had to change if the Cubs wanted to remain competitive, and change it did: Cubs starters posted four quality starts and the bullpen did not allow a run during the week. Taking James Russell out of... Read more »

Cubs build early lead, hang on in nail-biter

Man, the Cubs just … can’t … get … that big hit. On Sunday in Milwaukee, Cubs hitters were 2-for-17 with runners in scoring position, and they picked up right where they left off Monday as the first two batters reached base and the next two proceeded to do … nothing. But wait. What’s this?... Read more »
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Cubs Week 2 awards: A love affair with .500

Awwwwwww. The Cubs have been quite impressive with their mediocrity in the early going: through 15 games, they have yet to be more than one game removed from the .500 mark. They’ve fallen one game under .500 six times, crept a game above .500 twice, but have incredibly landed on the .500 mark every step... Read more »