Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 60

The icing on the cake, as served up by Pedro Strop. - David Banks

Rough day for the bullpen, as they surrender two different leads and give the Cubs a 5-1 homestand.

As Al noted in his recap, all good things must end sometime; apparently today was that day for the Cubs.

Graphs for Game 60 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-60

Stats for Game 60:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

6

3

0

0

0

7

1.07

0.350

J Grimm

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.52

0.036

B Schlitter

1

3

0

2

1

0

2.02

-0.238

P Strop

1

1

0

1

2

2

3.87

-0.457

Total

9

8

0

3

3

10

1.73

-0.309

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

L Valbuena

3

1

1

0

1

1

1

1.93

0.278

N Schierholtz

4

0

1

0

2

0

1

1.76

0.098

C Coghlan

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

1.37

0.062

D Barney

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1.51

0.057

J Baker

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.73

-0.059

E Bonifacio

4

0

3

0

0

0

0

1.65

-0.066

J Arrieta

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.44

-0.068

J Lake

5

0

1

0

0

0

1

2.22

-0.097

J Ruggiano

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

3.53

-0.098

S Castro

4

1

1

0

0

0

2

1.7

-0.144

A Rizzo

4

0

0

0

0

1

3

1.77

-0.153

Total

33

3

9

0

3

3

9

1.79

-0.191

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Jake Arrieta (.350). Perhaps the most impressive part of his outing was that he didn't walk anybody.
  • Hero - Luis Valbuena (.278). Patience paid off huge in the seventh.
  • Sidekick Nate Schierholtz (.098). The month of June continues to be good to him.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Big Goat - Pedro Strop (-.457). The defense is slightly to blame, but the defense didn't throw the wild pitch to surrender the tie, nor did it load the bases and give up the sacrifice fly to surrender the lead.
  • Goat - Brian Schlitter (-.238). The first runs he has allowed since May 10, spanning 13 appearances.
  • Kid - Anthony Rizzo (-.153). Not enough magic left in the bat to come through one more time.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 60 (Changes in Bold):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

7

4

7

36

Starlin Castro

6.5

4.5

5.5

34

Luis Valbuena

5

5

2

27

Welington Castillo

5

3

2

23

Jason Hammel

5

3

2

23

Jeff Samardzija

6

1

2

22

Nate Schierholtz

3

4

2

19

Emilio Bonifacio

1

7

1

18

Travis Wood

3

3

1

16

Mike Olt

3

2

3

16

Junior Lake

3

1

3

14

Edwin Jackson

4

0

0

12

Justin Ruggiano

0.5

4.5

1

11.5

Brian Schlitter

1

2.5

3

11

Darwin Barney

2.5

1.5

0

10.5

Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

Jake Arrieta

1

2

0

7

Hector Rondon

0

0

6.5

6.5

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

Chris Coghlan

0

2

0

4

Ryan Sweeney

0

1

2

4

John Baker

0

1

2

4

Pedro Strop

0

1

2

4

Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

2.5

3.5

Carlos Villanueva

0

1

0

2

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

4

3.5

11

30

Nate Schierholtz

4

7

3

29

Mike Olt

4

3

4

22

Emilio Bonifacio

1

8

3

22

Justin Grimm

6

0

1

19

Junior Lake

3

4

2

19

Welington Castillo

2

4

3

17

Edwin Jackson

3

3

1

16

Anthony Rizzo

0

6

4

16

Travis Wood

3

2

2

15

Jason Hammel

4

1

0

14

Carlos Villanueva

4

0

1

13

James Russell

2

2

3

13

Luis Valbuena

0

3.5

4.5

11.5

Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

Jeff Samardzija

2

1

1

9

Hector Rondon

2

1

1

9

John Baker

2

0

3

9

Justin Ruggiano

1

3

0

9

Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Wesley Wright

2

0

2

8

Jake Arrieta

2

0

1

7

Brian Schlitter

1

2

0

7

Pedro Strop

1

1

1

6

Darwin Barney

0

2

1

5

Ryan Sweeney

1

0

1.5

4.5

Chris Coghlan

1

0

1

4

Eli Whiteside

1

0

1

4

Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1


Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

36

16

20

Luis Valbuena

27

11.5

15.5

Jeff Samardzija

22

9

13

Jason Hammel

23

14

9

Welington Castillo

23

17

6

Darwin Barney

10.5

5

5.5

Starlin Castro

34

30

4

Brian Schlitter

11

7

4

Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Justin Ruggiano

11.5

9

2.5

Travis Wood

16

15

1

Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

Neil Ramirez

3.5

3

0.5

Jake Arrieta

7

7

0

Chris Coghlan

4

4

0

Blake Parker

1

1

0

Ryan Sweeney

4

4.5

-0.5

Pedro Strop

4

6

-2

Hector Rondon

6.5

9

-2.5

Wesley Wright

5

8

-3

Emilio Bonifacio

18

22

-4

Edwin Jackson

12

16

-4

Eli Whiteside

0

4

-4

Junior Lake

14

19

-5

John Baker

4

9

-5

Mike Olt

16

22

-6

James Russell

6

13

-7

Jose Veras

0

9

-9

Nate Schierholtz

19

29

-10

Carlos Villanueva

2

13

-11

Justin Grimm

6

19

-13

Arrieta gets his first Superhero of the year, but the bullpen comes up at the top of the Goats to wash it out.

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