Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 90

Will he be back as part of the starting rotation after the All-Star break?... - David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, rookie. You weren't as good this time.

Then again, with the Cubs only mustering up five hits against Alfredo Simon, an encore of his debut performance may not have mattered.

Graphs for Game 90 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-90

Stats for Game 90:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

W Wright

2

1

0

0

0

2

0.12

0.014

J Grimm

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.18

0.013

D Beeler

5

6

0

4

4

0

1.06

-0.248

Total

8

7

0

4

4

2

0.79

-0.220

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

3

1

2

1

1

1

1

0.77

0.135

W Castillo

2

0

1

0

0

1

1

0.71

0.053

R Sweeney

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.64

0.014

M Olt

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.12

-0.003

J Lake

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.65

-0.016

N Schierholtz

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.64

-0.018

S Castro

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.64

-0.024

A Alcantara

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.66

-0.064

L Valbuena

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.85

-0.066

J Ruggiano

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.8

-0.077

D Beeler

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.66

-0.102

C Coghlan

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.1

-0.111

Total

32

1

5

1

1

2

13

0.8

-0.280

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 - Anthony Rizzo (.135). The lone bright spot. Oh, and #VoteRizzo.
  • Hero - Welington Castillo (.053). Is it just me, or have half of the Cubs' hits with runners in scoring position this series not scored a run? Anyway, Castillo added another one to the pile.
  • Sidekick (tie) - Wesley Wright and Ryan Sweeney (.014). Sweeney has to be a little content that Mike Olt pinch-hit for him in the ninth to preserve his podium spot.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Dallas Beeler (-.248). Started out all right, and went downhill in a real hurry. Sounds a bit like Edwin Jackson.
  • Goat - Chris Coghlan (-.111). Maybe he was just tired from running the bases so much on Tuesday.
  • Billy Goat - Dallas Beeler, the hitter (-.102). Couldn't get the bunt down when it counted.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 90 (Changes in Bold, Notations Below):

x - Player not on 25-man roster.
y - Player not on 40-man roster.
z - Player no longer with Cubs.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

12.5

7.5

6.5

59

Anthony Rizzo

12

7

8

58

Luis Valbuena

9

7

3

44

Welington Castillo

6

4

3

29

z-Jason Hammel

5

4

5

28

Justin Ruggiano

4.5

5.5

2

26.5

z-Jeff Samardzija

6

2

2

24

Nate Schierholtz

3

6

3

24

Jake Arrieta

5

3

0

21

Travis Wood

4

4

1

21

Mike Olt

3

3

6

21

Junior Lake

3

3

3

18

x-Emilio Bonifacio

1

7

1

18

Brian Schlitter

1

4.5

5

17

x-Darwin Barney

3.5

2.5

1

16.5

Chris Coghlan

2

4

0

14

Edwin Jackson

4

0

1

13

John Baker

1

3

3

12

x-Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

Ryan Sweeney

0

3

3.5

9.5

Hector Rondon

0

1

7.5

9.5

James Russell

0

1

6

8

Wesley Wright

0.5

1.5

2

6.5

Justin Grimm

0

1

4

6

Pedro Strop

0

1

4

6

Carlos Villanueva

0

1

4

6

Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

3.5

4.5

x-Zac Rosscup

0

2

0

4

Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

0

1

0

2

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Nate Schierholtz

5

10

6

41

Starlin Castro

4

6.5

12

37

Luis Valbuena

4

6.5

7.5

32.5

Edwin Jackson

7

3

1

28

Anthony Rizzo

2

8

6

28

Junior Lake

4

5

5

27

Travis Wood

6

3

2

26

Mike Olt

5

3

5

26

Justin Grimm

7

0.5

1.5

23.5

z-Jason Hammel

7

1

0

23

x-Emilio Bonifacio

1

8

4

23

Welington Castillo

2

5.5

5.5

22.5

Carlos Villanueva

5

0

2

17

z-Jeff Samardzija

4

1

1

15

Hector Rondon

4

1

1

15

Justin Ruggiano

1

5

2

15

x-Darwin Barney

0

6

3

15

James Russell

2

2

4

14

Ryan Sweeney

2

3

1.5

13.5

Chris Coghlan

2

2

3

13

John Baker

2

1

4

12

Pedro Strop

2

2

1

11

Brian Schlitter

2

2

0

10

Wesley Wright

2

1

2

10

z-Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

x-Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Jake Arrieta

2

0

2

8

y-Eli Whiteside

1

0

3

6

Dallas Beeler

1

0

1

4

Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

x-Chris Rusin

0

1

0

2

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

58

28

30

Starlin Castro

59

37

22

Jake Arrieta

21

8

13

Luis Valbuena

44

32.5

11.5

Justin Ruggiano

26.5

15

11.5

z-Jeff Samardzija

24

15

9

Brian Schlitter

17

10

7

Welington Castillo

29

22.5

6.5

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

x-Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

2

0

2

x-Darwin Barney

16.5

15

1.5

Neil Ramirez

4.5

3

1.5

Chris Coghlan

14

13

1

x-Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

John Baker

12

12

0

Blake Parker

1

1

0

Dallas Beeler

3

4

-1

x-Chris Rusin

0

2

-2

Wesley Wright

6.5

10

-3.5

Ryan Sweeney

9.5

13.5

-4

Travis Wood

21

26

-5

Mike Olt

21

26

-5

x-Emilio Bonifacio

18

23

-5

Pedro Strop

6

11

-5

Hector Rondon

9.5

15

-5.5

James Russell

8

14

-6

y-Eli Whiteside

0

6

-6

Junior Lake

18

27

-9

z-Jose Veras

0

9

-9

Carlos Villanueva

6

17

-11

Edwin Jackson

13

28

-15

Nate Schierholtz

24

41

-17

Justin Grimm

6

23.5

-17.5

Rizzo climbs back to within one point of Castro on the Hero chart, while Beeler pulls off the infamous Goat Daily Double.

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