The Cubbies' Phenomonal Flop

Rough wrigley debut for Cubs rookie

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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