5/11 The morning after …
Lou Piniella wasn’t too worried about young shortstop Starlin Castro the day after he made three errors in a game. Castro has already experienced the highs and lows of baseball. He set a ML record with six RBIs in his debut game last Friday in Cincinnati, and on Monday, was charged with three errors in the Cubs’ loss to the Marlins.
“We’re going to grow with him,” Piniella said.
The Cubs coaches talked to Castro about one of the plays in which he didn’t hustle after a ball. But he’s getting a crash course on big league baseball in the few days he’s been with the team.
“We’ve talked to him more than anything else about the tags at second base and how to properly get that glove down,” Piniella said.
“He’ll be fine. Let’s not get too occupied with this. He’s got a learning curve ahead of him and he’s got the perfect guy in [Alan] Trammell and [Ivan] DeJesus to help him and a wonderful hitting coach [in Rudy Jaramillo]. He’ll be taken care of the right way.”
— Carrie Muskat