Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 93

Yeah, I'd probably look the same way after a performance like that. - Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

I'm pretty sure you can guess who the Billy Goat was on Saturday. It's become a common occurrence every five days.

So apparently my prediction of "less than six innings, and four runs" was too much to ask for. At least I got the "less than six innings" part right.

Graphs for Game 93 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-93

Stats for Game 93:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Russell

2

0

0

0

1

0

0.27

0.033

B Schlitter

1

4

0

2

0

0

0.13

-0.024

C Villanueva

2.1

1

0

0

0

5

0.36

-0.084

E Jackson

3.2

7

3

9

4

3

0.82

-0.513

Total

9

12

3

11

5

8

0.56

-0.589

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

3

0

2

0

3

1

0

1.11

0.180

J Ruggiano

4

2

3

0

1

0

0

0.99

0.114

A Alcantara

5

2

2

0

0

0

0

0.58

0.086

W Castillo

4

0

2

0

1

0

1

1.07

0.073

N Schierholtz

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.08

-0.002

E Jackson

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.66

-0.016

J Lake

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.68

-0.017

C Villanueva

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.48

-0.019

D Barney

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.59

-0.043

A Rizzo

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

1.12

-0.050

L Valbuena

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.34

-0.053

M Olt

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.95

-0.081

S Castro

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.99

-0.083

Total

35

6

11

0

5

2

7

0.87

0.089

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 - Chris Coghlan (.180). Decided he would not be outdone by Ruggs two days in a row.
  • Hero - Justin Ruggiano (.114). Fun fact: either Ruggiano or Coghlan (or both) have appeared on the Hero podium in eight of the last 11 games.
  • Sidekick - Arismendy Alcantara (.086). Another strong day, and even the outs were well-hit.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Edwin Jackson (-.513). Just... no comment.
  • Goat - Carlos Villanueva (-.084). Aside from letting all of the baserunners that he inherited score, it actually wasn't a bad day for him.
  • Kid - Starlin Castro (-.083). Missed on two opportunities with runners in scoring position, including a bases-loaded whiff in the fifth.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 93 (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

8

3

46

Justin Ruggiano

5.5

6.5

2

31.5

Welington Castillo

6

4

3

29

z-Jason Hammel

5

4

5

28

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

Chris Coghlan

3

5

0

19

Junior Lake

3

3

3

18

x-Emilio Bonifacio

1

7

1

18

Brian Schlitter

1

4.5

5

17

Darwin Barney

3.5

2.5

1

16.5

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

4.5

5.5

Arismendy Alcantara

1

0

1

4

Zac Rosscup

0

2

0

4

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

0

1

0

2

x-Blake Parker

0

0

2

2

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Nate Schierholtz

5

10

7

42

Starlin Castro

4

6.5

13

38

Luis Valbuena

4

6.5

7.5

32.5

Edwin Jackson

8

3

1

31

Junior Lake

4

6

5

29

Anthony Rizzo

2

8

6

28

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

1

2

19

Hector Rondon

5

1

1

18

Justin Ruggiano

2

5

2

18

z-Jeff Samardzija

4

1

1

15

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

Jake Arrieta

2

0

3

9

x-Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

y-Eli Whiteside

1

0

3

6

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

1

4

Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

x-Chris Rusin

0

1

0

2

x-Kyle Hendricks

0

1

0

2

x-Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

58

28

30

Starlin Castro

59

38

21

Luis Valbuena

46

32.5

13.5

Justin Ruggiano

31.5

18

13.5

Jake Arrieta

21

9

12

z-Jeff Samardzija

24

15

9

Brian Schlitter

17

10

7

Welington Castillo

29

22.5

6.5

Chris Coghlan

19

13

6

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Arismendy Alcantara

4

0

4

Neil Ramirez

5.5

3

2.5

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

2

0

2

Darwin Barney

16.5

15

1.5

x-Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

x-Blake Parker

2

1

1

John Baker

12

12

0

x-Dallas Beeler

3

4

-1

x-Kyle Hendricks

0

2

-2

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

James Russell

8

14

-6

y-Eli Whiteside

0

6

-6

Hector Rondon

9.5

18

-8.5

z-Jose Veras

0

9

-9

Junior Lake

18

29

-11

Carlos Villanueva

6

19

-13

Justin Grimm

6

23.5

-17.5

Nate Schierholtz

24

42

-18

Edwin Jackson

13

31

-18

Ruggiano and Coghlan continue their dominance on the Hero podium, while Jackson picks up his team-leading eighth Billy Goat and falls to the bottom of the plus/minus chart.

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