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Wrigley’s Rain, Starlin’s Shine

By bullpenbrian at 08.09.2011 Leave a comment.

The many rain delays at Wrigley Field seem so fitting for the Cubs. It’s like the entire season has been played under dark clouds hanging over Wrigleyville.

Monday night’s rainout marks the 11th time a home game has been delayed, and the fourth time its been suspended due to unplayable weather.

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Starlin Castro’s 150 hits leads the NL and is third best in the majors.

He’s collected 17 hits over the last seven games, six of which were multi-hit outings, and four of the three-hit variety.

Castro has registered three hits or more 19 times, tops in the NL and second in the majors. Only Bill Buckner has more three-hit outings for the Cubs—24 of them in 1980.

The 21-year-old is riding an eight-game hitting streak batting .486 with a .513 on-base percentage and .730 slugging mark.

Castro is on pace for 211 hits this year.

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More Castro Please

Not surprisingly, Starlin has scored a run in nine straight games, which equals Derrek Lee’s streak from September of 2009.

Mark DeRosa, who was recently removed from the Giants’ 60-day DL, is the last Cub to score a run in 10 straight games happening in May of 2008.

Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist is the only big leaguer to score a a run in 10 straight games this season.

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