Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 45

Denis Poroy

That's how you start the West Coast trip on the right foot.

He didn't make the list tonight, but special mention to Carlos Villanueva for three innings of work without anything blowing up.

Graphs for Game 45 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-45

Stats for Game 45:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

6

4

1

1

1

7

0.82

0.118

C Villanueva

3

3

0

0

0

3

0.44

0.056

Total

9

7

1

1

1

10

0.68

0.174

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

3

1

2

1

2

0

0

0.72

0.248

J Lake

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0.6

0.085

D Barney

4

1

1

0

1

0

0

0.63

0.059

N Schierholtz

3

1

1

0

0

1

1

0.35

0.055

E Bonifacio

4

1

1

0

1

0

0

0.55

0.045

C Villanueva

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.03

-0.001

W Castillo

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.31

-0.029

J Arrieta

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.65

-0.036

M Olt

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.47

-0.045

S Castro

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.55

-0.055

Total

33

5

7

1

5

1

6

0.52

0.326


THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Anthony Rizzo. That bomb into the sandbox was mighty impressive.
  • Hero - Jake Arrieta. Thank you for staying in the game longer than five innings tonight.
  • Sidekick - Junior Lake. Nice drag bunt to keep "the streak" alive, plus the double in the fifth to cap the scoring for the night.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Big Goat - Starlin Castro. His 0-for-10 slump has dropped his average from .301 to .284.
  • Goat - Mike Olt. Your garden-variety 0-for-4.
  • Kid - Jake Arrieta. On a night where everything else goes right, an 0-for-2 performance with a successful sacrifice bunt will land you in third place.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 45 (Changes in Bold):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

5.5

3.5

4.5

28

Anthony Rizzo

4

3

6

24

Welington Castillo

4

3

2

20

Luis Valbuena

4

3

2

20

Jeff Samardzija

5

0

2

17

Jason Hammel

4

2

0

16

Emilio Bonifacio

1

6

0

15

Nate Schierholtz

2

3

1

13

Mike Olt

2

1

3

11

Darwin Barney

2.5

1.5

0

10.5

Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

Travis Wood

2

2

0

10

Edwin Jackson

3

0

0

9

Brian Schlitter

1

1.5

2

8

Justin Ruggiano

0.5

2.5

1

7.5

Junior Lake

1

1

2

7

Justin Grimm

0

1

4

6

James Russell

0

1

4

6

Wesley Wright

0.5

1.5

0.5

5

Zac Rosscup

0

2

0

4

Jake Arrieta

0

2

0

4

Ryan Sweeney

0

1

2

4

Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

2.5

3.5

Hector Rondon

0

0

3.5

3.5

Pedro Strop

0

1

1

3

John Baker

0

1

1

3

Carlos Villanueva

0

1

0

2


Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Nate Schierholtz

4

6

2

26

Starlin Castro

4

3

6.5

24.5

Mike Olt

4

2

3

19

Welington Castillo

2

4

2

16

Emilio Bonifacio

1

5

3

16

Justin Grimm

5

0

0

15

Jason Hammel

4

1

0

14

Carlos Villanueva

4

0

1

13

Travis Wood

2

2

2

12

Anthony Rizzo

0

5

2

12

Edwin Jackson

2

2

1

11

Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Wesley Wright

2

0

2

8

James Russell

1

1

3

8

Junior Lake

0

3

1

7

Luis Valbuena

0

2

3

7

Hector Rondon

1

1

1

6

Justin Ruggiano

1

1

0

5

Darwin Barney

0

2

1

5

Ryan Sweeney

1

0

1.5

4.5

Jake Arrieta

1

0

1

4

Brian Schlitter

1

0

0

3

Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

Chris Coghlan

1

0

0

3

Jeff Samardzija

0

1

1

3

Pedro Strop

0

1

1

3

John Baker

0

0

3

3

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Lake and Arrieta make rare visits to the Hero section tonight, while Castro and Olt make much more common visits to the Goats.

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