Author: Drew Costello
Last night on SNY's broadcast of the game, they showed that Luis Castillo is hitting over .400 in the month of July. Castillo also is hitting over .360 since dropping the famous pop up. He has done most of this from the 2-hole. Howard Johnson has worked with castillo at being more aggresive. Instead of taking a lot of fastballs down the middle he is not taking that pitch and getting solid singles and doubles.
It is time to give credit where credit is due. Castillo has been a punching bag for many fans for the past year and has had quite the bounce back year. The most impressive thing for me was that even after he dropped the pop up, he stood by his locker and took questions. A lot of other guys in the league would have left the clubhouse long before the media was allowed access.
Castillo's hits have given David Wright the chance to get at bats with runners in scoring position. The combination of Castillo being on base, and Francoeur hitting behind him, has allowed David to be pitched to with runners on base. Keep it up Luis you've become a valuable member of this baseball team.