Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 75

Jonathan Daniel

You can't stop Jake Arrieta! You can only hope to contain him!

If my math is correct, Tuesday night's performance by Arrieta makes four straight starts for him with a game score above 70. Given that he had four such starts in all of 2012 and 2013, I'd say that's a big deal.

Don't forget to vote for your Cubs Player of the Game!  The poll is at the bottom.

Graphs for Game 75 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-75

Stats for Game 75:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

7

3

0

2

0

9

0.78

0.289

J Russell

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

3.52

0.080

B Schlitter

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

2.69

0.069

N Ramirez

1

1

1

1

0

2

0.1

0.006

J Grimm

0.1

0

0

0

1

0

2.27

-0.010

W Wright

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.42

-0.066

Total

9

5

1

3

1

11

0.95

0.367

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

2

3

1

1

0

0

0.56

0.184

N Schierholtz

3

1

1

0

1

0

1

0.72

0.053

W Castillo

3

0

1

0

2

0

1

0.55

0.042

S Castro

2

1

0

0

1

1

0

0.76

0.011

J Arrieta

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.48

0.007

R Sweeney

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.21

-0.005

J Lake

3

2

1

0

0

1

2

0.55

-0.010

D Barney

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.43

-0.032

M Olt

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.45

-0.045

C Coghlan

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.73

-0.072

Total

28

7

6

1

5

3

10

0.58

0.133

Writer's Note: The daily selections of the three Heroes and three Goats are based solely on the top three and bottom three WPA scores for the game. The selections are not based on my subjective opinion.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Jake Arrieta (.289). It's safe to say that the month of June has been very good to him.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.184). The basket shot to right started off the offense once again.
  • Sidekick - James Russell (.080). Winner of the eighth-inning Reliever-fest!

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Chris Coghlan (-.072). Leading off the last four games: 1-for-14. Overall batting first: 2-for-25. Um, I think someone else can lead off now.
  • Goat - Wesley Wright (-.066). Loser of the eighth-inning Reliever-fest.
  • Kid - Mike Olt (-.045). The word "toast" comes to mind.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 75 (Changes in Bold):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

10.5

6.5

6.5

51

Anthony Rizzo

10

6

8

50

Luis Valbuena

8

7

2

40

Jeff Samardzija

6

2

2

24

Jason Hammel

5

3

3

24

Welington Castillo

5

3

2

23

Nate Schierholtz

3

5

3

22

Travis Wood

4

4

1

21

Emilio Bonifacio

1

7

1

18

Mike Olt

3

2

4

17

Darwin Barney

3.5

2.5

1

16.5

Junior Lake

3

2

3

16

Jake Arrieta

3

3

0

15

Justin Ruggiano

0.5

5.5

2

14.5

Brian Schlitter

1

3.5

4

14

Edwin Jackson

4

0

0

12

Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

Chris Coghlan

1

2

0

7

James Russell

0

1

5

7

Hector Rondon

0

0

6.5

6.5

John Baker

0

2

2

6

Justin Grimm

0

1

4

6

Wesley Wright

0.5

1.5

0.5

5

Ryan Sweeney

0

1

3

5

Carlos Villanueva

0

1

3

5

Pedro Strop

0

1

3

5

Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

3.5

4.5

Zac Rosscup

0

2

0

4

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Nate Schierholtz

5

8

5

36

Starlin Castro

4

4.5

11

32

Mike Olt

5

3

5

26

Luis Valbuena

4

3.5

4.5

23.5

Emilio Bonifacio

1

8

4

23

Edwin Jackson

5

3

1

22

Junior Lake

3

5

3

22

Justin Grimm

6

0.5

1.5

20.5

Welington Castillo

2

5.5

3.5

20.5

Jason Hammel

6

1

0

20

Travis Wood

4

3

2

20

Anthony Rizzo

0

6

6

18

Justin Ruggiano

1

5

2

15

Carlos Villanueva

4

0

1

13

James Russell

2

2

3

13

Jeff Samardzija

3

1

1

12

Hector Rondon

3

1

1

12

Ryan Sweeney

1

3

1.5

10.5

Brian Schlitter

2

2

0

10

Chris Coghlan

2

1

2

10

Wesley Wright

2

1

2

10

John Baker

2

0

4

10

Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Darwin Barney

0

4

1

9

Jake Arrieta

2

0

2

8

Pedro Strop

1

1

1

6

Eli Whiteside

1

0

3

6

Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

50

18

32

Starlin Castro

51

32

19

Luis Valbuena

40

23.5

16.5

Jeff Samardzija

24

12

12

Darwin Barney

16.5

9

7.5

Jake Arrieta

15

8

7

Jason Hammel

24

20

4

Brian Schlitter

14

10

4

Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Welington Castillo

23

20.5

2.5

Neil Ramirez

4.5

3

1.5

Travis Wood

21

20

1

Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

Blake Parker

1

1

0

Justin Ruggiano

14.5

15

-0.5

Pedro Strop

5

6

-1

Chris Coghlan

7

10

-3

John Baker

6

10

-4

Emilio Bonifacio

18

23

-5

Wesley Wright

5

10

-5

Hector Rondon

6.5

12

-5.5

Ryan Sweeney

5

10.5

-5.5

Junior Lake

16

22

-6

James Russell

7

13

-6

Eli Whiteside

0

6

-6

Carlos Villanueva

5

13

-8

Mike Olt

17

26

-9

Jose Veras

0

9

-9

Edwin Jackson

12

22

-10

Nate Schierholtz

22

36

-14

Justin Grimm

6

20.5

-14.5

Arrieta puts up his fourth straight Hero podium start, and Rizzo continues padding his plus/minus lead.

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