The Cubbies' Phenomonal Flop

Rough wrigley debut for Cubs rookie

By Jenel Nels
|  Tuesday, May 11, 2010  |  Updated 9:20 AM CDT
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PHOTOS: Opening Day at Wrigley Field

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The friendly confines proved to be anything but for Cubs rookie sensation Starlin Castro.

Still riding high from his record six-RBI debut in Cincinnati, the young shortstop did not waste much time fitting in with the rest of his team. He served up three errors in his first-ever game at Wrigley Field Monday night, earning his first round of Wrigley boos.

“He learned a few things tonight,” said Cubs Manager Lou Piniella.

Castro made two throwing errors, one in the third and one in the sixth, at which point Ted Lilly had a no-hitter going. He coupled the third error with a rookie mistake in the eighth when he tried to back-hand a grounder. It went under his glove and instead of running after it, Castro walked which allowed the Marlin’s Hanley Ramirez to grab an extra base.

“It’s a rookie mistake and I’m going to learn from it,” said Castro through interpreter Ivan DeJesus to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Cubs lost to Florida 4-2. 

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