Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 50

Jason O. Watson

The Giants didn't give the Cubs much to work with Tuesday night, and the Cubs couldn't capitalize on the few chances they did get.

Ah, the Cubs' nemesis once again rears its ugly head: The inability to hit with runners in scoring position.

Graphs for Game 50 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-50

Stats for Game 50:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

B Parker

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.06

0.004

J Veras

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.03

0.002

J Arrieta

6

7

0

4

1

6

0.73

-0.189

Total

8

9

0

4

1

6

0.59

-0.183

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

M Olt

3

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.67

0.021

J Ruggiano

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.59

0.013

S Castro

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.82

0.001

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.34

-0.009

J Arrieta

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

-0.029

W Castillo

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.72

-0.034

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.67

-0.037

N Schierholtz

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.02

-0.071

L Valbuena

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.92

-0.082

E Bonifacio

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.87

-0.09

Total

33

0

6

0

0

0

8

0.78

-0.317

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Mike Olt. Yes, a one-out double was all it took to claim the top spot on the hero podium.
  • Hero - Justin Ruggiano. Welcome back from the disabled list! Got a single and didn't strand anybody? That gets you second place.
  • Sidekick - Blake Parker. Well, you pitched the seventh inning and Jose Veras pitched the eighth, so you win third place by a nose.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Big Goat - Jake Arrieta. Not a horrible outing, but four runs allowed will generally land you in the Goat division.
  • Goat - Emilio Bonifacio. 0-for-4 night including two inning-ending outs with runners on.
  • Kid - Luis Valbuena. Also 0-for-4, but by the time he ended the sixth with the grounder that left Anthony Rizzo on first, the score was already 4-0.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 50 (Changes in Bold):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

5.5

4.5

5.5

31

Anthony Rizzo

4

3

6

24

Welington Castillo

5

3

2

23

Luis Valbuena

4

4

2

22

Jeff Samardzija

5

1

2

19

Jason Hammel

4

2

1

17

Emilio Bonifacio

1

6

1

16

Nate Schierholtz

2

4

1

15

Mike Olt

3

1

3

14

Travis Wood

3

2

0

13

Junior Lake

3

1

2

13

Darwin Barney

2.5

1.5

0

10.5

Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

Justin Ruggiano

0.5

3.5

1

9.5

Edwin Jackson

3

0

0

9

Brian Schlitter

1

1.5

2

8

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

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1


Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

4

3

8.5

26.5

Nate Schierholtz

4

6

2

26

Mike Olt

4

2

4

20

Emilio Bonifacio

1

6

3

18

Welington Castillo

2

4

2

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

Junior Lake

1

4

1

12

James Russell

2

1

3

11

Luis Valbuena

0

3

4

10

Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Wesley Wright

2

0

2

8

Jake Arrieta

2

0

1

7

Hector Rondon

1

1

1

6

Jeff Samardzija

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

Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

Chris Coghlan

1

0

0

3

Pedro Strop

0

1

1

3

John Baker

0

0

3

3

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1


Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jeff Samardzija

19

6

13

Luis Valbuena

22

10

12

Anthony Rizzo

24

15

9

Welington Castillo

23

16

7

Darwin Barney

10.5

5

5.5

Starlin Castro

31

26.5

4.5

Justin Ruggiano

9.5

5

4.5

Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Jason Hammel

17

14

3

Brian Schlitter

8

5

3

Junior Lake

13

12

1

Travis Wood

13

12

1

Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

Neil Ramirez

3.5

3

0.5

Pedro Strop

3

3

0

John Baker

3

3

0

Blake Parker

1

1

0

Ryan Sweeney

4

4.5

-0.5

Hector Rondon

4.5

6

-1.5

Emilio Bonifacio

16

18

-2

Wesley Wright

5

8

-3

Jake Arrieta

4

7

-3

Chris Coghlan

0

3

-3

Edwin Jackson

9

14

-5

James Russell

6

11

-5

Mike Olt

14

20

-6

Justin Grimm

6

15

-9

Jose Veras

0

9

-9

Nate Schierholtz

15

26

-11

Carlos Villanueva

2

13

-11

Parker makes his debut in the Hero division with a scoreless inning of work, and Ruggiano returns from injury with his fifth Hero appearance.

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