To say the Cubs season has not gone the way the Ricketts family and Jim Hendry thought it would is an understatement, but there are two players that keep people tuning into the games … Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney.
Castro and Barney have provided many of the Cubs highlights over the first 54 games. The 21-year old shortstop continues to prove that he has the tools to play at the highest level while being one of the youngest in the game … and his double play partner, the rookie from Oregon State, has shown where a high baseball IQ and hard work can get you.
Here are several videos, courtesy of MLB.com, of ‘Double Trouble‘ over the first two months of the season. Enjoy the off day …
– April – .348/.375/.461/.836 with six doubles, two triples and a home run
– May – .287/.310/.407/.717 with seven doubles and three triples
Darwin Barney – .310/.332/.391/.723 in 51 games with seven doubles, three triples, a home run and 25 RBI
– April – .326/.351/.449/.801 with four doubles, two triples and a home run
– May – .296/.316/.343/.658 with three doubles and a triple
Barney and Castro are tied for second on the team in RBI (Alfonso Soriano, 29). Castro (71) leads the team in hits and Barney (61) is just behind him.
Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney
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