Starlin Castro’s Future is in the 3-Hole and Other Bullets – April 4, 2011

Still trying to forget yesterday’s game…

  • Mike Quade described Starlin Castro in the leadoff spot as “temporary” and an “experiment.” I’d say it was a success, no? A better word might be revelation. He had three hits (include two triples) and a walk.
  • But leading off is neither Castro’s present nor his long-term future. Many of us have foreseen his physical development into a run producer, and Mike Quade agrees. “If he reaches his potential, why not in the three-hole one day?” Why not, indeed. Why not, say, tomorrow?
  • Matt Garza has a good attitude about the 12-hit start to his Cubs career. And he was the team’s biggest supporter before and after his exit: Garza was screaming at the top of the dugout steps throughout the game. Quade joked: “He was driving me nuts, as he’s known to do.”
  • Pirate right fielder Garrett Jones discusses his delicious beer shower:

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