So Luis Castillo has finally decided to shut the fans up with his bat. It did help that he lost some of that excess baby fat he was trudging around the bases last season.
Mr. Castillo, despite it is only two games and they are only exhibition games, is hitting a robust .750 average. Ladies and gentlemen, I kid you not.
In his first game against the lowly Baltimore Orioles, who I’m sure a baseball team made up of infants and grandparents could beat, yesterday afternoon, Castillo had two hits (more than he ever had in a week of his playing time last year) and four RBI’s.
During today’s game against the Florida Marlins, Mr. Slim and Trim had one hit, walked twice, and scored two runs.
The man is a machine. Somebody! Quick! Stop him! On second thought, leave the man alone. He’s finally doing something. Let’s just hope he can keep it up when the regular season starts.
On a serious note:
Should Castillo continue to play great baseball through Spring Training, I am making a request to Mets fans. When he comes to the plate at Citi Field on Opening Night (does that really make any sense to you?), DO NOT BOO HIM!!!
It is our job, as fans of the New York Mets, to encourage him. I understand he did not do much to give you reason to do such a thing, but he is a Met nonetheless.
If he bombs out after a month, well then he is on his own.