Note: Luis Castillo and his Baby

Prior to yesterday’s game, Jerry Manuel said Luis Castillo will not start today’s 12:10 pm game, as he will be with his wife, who will be giving birth to their child in a local New York hospital.

“Hopefully, at some point, Luis will rejoin us,” Manuel said.

…from what i understand, castillo hopes to be back in the dugout before the end of Game 1…

Manuel later joked, considering how well Castillo has been playing, the only way he’d even consider giving him a day off would be if he’s having a kid.

Castillo is batting .400 with a .500 OBP in his last 70 at bats, raising his average to .306 on the season.