|Aug. 18 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 CST11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-Castro was back in the Cubs lineup a day after being pulled for making a bonehead mistake the day before.
Analysis: Manager Dale Sveum says Castro had atoned for his gaffe. On Saturday, the shortstop dawdled after catching a popup in shallow left field, allowing a run to score and Sveum immediately removed Castro from the game. The 23-year-old infielder, one of the Cubs' most touted young players, has looked lost for much of this season. He entered Sunday hitting .244 with seven homers and 32 RBIs, and was 0 for 16 in his last five games. He has only one error in his last 47 games.
|Aug. 17 4:03 PM PT5:03 PM MT6:03 PM CT7:03 PM ET19:03 ET23:03 GMT7:03 CST4:03 PM MST6:03 PM EST6:33 PM VEN3:03 UAE (+1)6:03 PM CT-Castro was pulled from a game against St. Louis shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score a run.
Analysis: The play came in the top of the fifth inning at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Castro was taken out to start the sixth. The Cardinals led 1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left field. Castro put his head down and hesitated to throw home, looking as if he thought the inning was over. Jon Jay scored from third base and the other runners advanced.
|Aug. 12 2:41 PM PT3:41 PM MT4:41 PM CT5:41 PM ET17:41 ET21:41 GMT5:41 CST2:41 PM MST4:41 PM EST5:11 PM VEN1:41 UAE (+1)4:41 PM CT-Castro was 3 for 4 and drove in a run in Chicago's 8-4 loss at St. Louis on Sunday.
Analysis: Castro is 9 for 24 during a six-game hitting streak
|July 23 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 CST1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Castro was 2 for 5 with his 22nd double in the Cubs' 4-2 win at Arizona on Monday.
Analysis: Mired in a disappointing season, Castro is 15 for 35 over his last eight games.
|July 22 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 CST2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Castro somehow came up with four hits Sunday in a 4-3 loss to the Rockies.
Analysis: Castro entered the game hitting .240 and has been a fantasy bust so any positive sign from him is welcome.
|July 12 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 CST3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Castro went 3 for 4 with two runs scored in a 3-0 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Analysis: Castro is showing signs of coming out of his slump, hitting .281 with two homers and three RBIs over his last 15 games.
|June 21 12:22 PM PT1:22 PM MT2:22 PM CT3:22 PM ET15:22 ET19:22 GMT3:22 CST12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST2:52 PM VEN23:22 UAE2:22 PM CT-Castro was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's 6-1 loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: He is in an 11-for-85 slump that has dropped his average to .232.
|June 14 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 CST2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Castro may be finally breaking out of his lengthy slump, going 3 for 7 with a double in a 6-5, 14-inning win over the Reds on Thursday.
Analysis: Castro had been 4 for 48 (.083) over his prior 13 contests.
|June 11 11:34 AM PT12:34 PM MT1:34 PM CT2:34 PM ET14:34 ET18:34 GMT2:34 CST11:34 AM MST1:34 PM EST2:04 PM VEN22:34 UAE1:34 PM CT-Castro went 1 for 4 in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Castro is 4 for his last 42.
|May 14 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET17:50 GMT1:50 CST10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST1:20 PM VEN21:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Castro went 2 for 3 with two RBIs in the Cubs' 9-1 win over the Rockies on Monday.
Analysis: Castro is heating up, going 9 for 28 (.321) over his last seven games.
|May 7 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 CST1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-Castro went 2 for 3 with three runs score and two RBIs in Monday's 9-2 win over Texas.
Analysis: Castro is batting .316 with a homer, nine runs scored and seven RBIs over the last nine games.
|Apr. 13 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET16:35 ET20:35 GMT4:35 CST1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST4:05 PM VEN0:35 UAE (+1)3:35 PM CT-Castro went 2 for 5 with a homer and the game-winning double in the ninth in a 4-3 win over the Giants on Friday.
Analysis: Castro has hit safely in eight of his first 10 games this season.