Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 48

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

One big inning does the Cubs in, and they head out of San Diego with a split.

Could we have that sixth inning back? Just call a mulligan or something?

Graphs for Game 48 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-48

Stats for Game 48:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Hammel

5.2

3

0

3

2

5

1.6

0.052

J Grimm

1

0

0

0

0

2

0.06

0.004

B Schlitter

1.1

1

0

0

1

1

0.38

-0.152

J Russell

0

1

0

0

0

0

2.59

-0.196

Total

8

5

0

3

3

8

1.29

-0.292

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Lake

3

1

1

1

1

1

1

0.65

0.18

S Castro

4

1

2

1

2

0

1

0.95

0.085

L Valbuena

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

1.47

0.02

J Baker

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.13

-0.013

A Rizzo

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.63

-0.015

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.44

-0.037

J Hammel

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.77

-0.037

E Bonifacio

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.99

-0.096

N Schierholtz

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.43

-0.146

M Olt

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

1.56

-0.149

Total

29

3

4

2

3

4

8

1.09

-0.208

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Junior Lake. Gave the Cubs the early lead even if he wasn't convinced that he actually did it.
  • Hero - Starlin Castro. The two-run bomb in the ninth made it interesting.
  • Sidekick - Jason Hammel. Got himself into trouble in the sixth but left the game while it was still tied.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Big Goat - James Russell. One batter, one hit, blown lead, Big Goat.
  • Goat - Brian Schlitter. Couldn't close the flood gates before the game was out of reach.
  • Kid - Mike Olt. Three big whiffs, with the strikeout in the second with two runners on being the main thing that put him on the podium instead of Nate Schierholtz.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 48 (Changes in Bold):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

5.5

4.5

5.5

31

Anthony Rizzo

4

3

6

24

Luis Valbuena

4

4

2

22

Welington Castillo

4

3

2

20

Jeff Samardzija

5

0

2

17

Jason Hammel

4

2

1

17

Nate Schierholtz

2

4

1

15

Emilio Bonifacio

1

6

0

15

Travis Wood

3

2

0

13

Junior Lake

3

1

2

13

Mike Olt

2

1

3

11

Darwin Barney

2.5

1.5

0

10.5

Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

Edwin Jackson

3

0

0

9

Brian Schlitter

1

1.5

2

8

Justin Ruggiano

0.5

2.5

1

7.5

Justin Grimm

0

1

4

6

James Russell

0

1

4

6

Wesley Wright

0.5

1.5

0.5

5

Hector Rondon

0

0

4.5

4.5

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

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

7.5

25.5

Mike Olt

4

2

4

20

Welington Castillo

2

4

2

16

Emilio Bonifacio

1

5

3

16

Justin Grimm

5

0

0

15

Anthony Rizzo

0

6

3

15

Jason Hammel

4

1

0

14

Edwin Jackson

3

2

1

14

Carlos Villanueva

4

0

1

13

Travis Wood

2

2

2

12

James Russell

2

1

3

11

Junior Lake

1

3

1

10

Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Luis Valbuena

0

3

3

9

Wesley Wright

2

0

2

8

Hector Rondon

1

1

1

6

Justin Ruggiano

1

1

0

5

Brian Schlitter

1

1

0

5

Darwin Barney

0

2

1

5

Ryan Sweeney

1

0

1.5

4.5

Jake Arrieta

1

0

1

4

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

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jeff Samardzija

17

3

14

Luis Valbuena

22

9

13

Anthony Rizzo

24

15

9

Starlin Castro

31

25.5

5.5

Darwin Barney

10.5

5

5.5

Welington Castillo

20

16

4

Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Jason Hammel

17

14

3

Junior Lake

13

10

3

Brian Schlitter

8

5

3

Justin Ruggiano

7.5

5

2.5

Travis Wood

13

12

1

Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

Neil Ramirez

3.5

3

0.5

Jake Arrieta

4

4

0

Pedro Strop

3

3

0

John Baker

3

3

0

Ryan Sweeney

4

4.5

-0.5

Emilio Bonifacio

15

16

-1

Blake Parker

0

1

-1

Hector Rondon

4.5

6

-1.5

Wesley Wright

5

8

-3

Chris Coghlan

0

3

-3

Edwin Jackson

9

14

-5

James Russell

6

11

-5

Mike Olt

11

20

-9

Justin Grimm

6

15

-9

Jose Veras

0

9

-9

Nate Schierholtz

15

26

-11

Carlos Villanueva

2

13

-11

Castro extends his lead among the Heroes while Olt makes his 10th appearance among the Goats.

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