Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 94

"Okay, so what do you think I should try now?" - David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Two bad innings for Travis Wood proved to be too much to overcome.

The subpar performance by Zac Rosscup in the seventh certainly didn't help matters either, although it won't show up as a podium appearance for him.

Graphs for Game 94 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-94

Stats for Game 94:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

N Ramirez

0.2

1

0

0

0

0

0.18

0.008

J Grimm

1.1

0

0

0

1

1

0.02

0.002

W Wright

0.1

1

0

0

0

0

0.11

0.000

Z Rosscup

0.2

2

0

3

2

2

0.18

-0.025

T Wood

6

7

1

7

3

4

0.61

-0.357

Total

9

11

1

10

6

7

0.43

-0.372

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Alcantara

5

1

2

1

2

0

1

0.31

0.052

J Baker

4

0

2

0

2

0

1

0.22

0.032

R Sweeney

3

1

0

0

1

1

0

0.41

0.017

L Valbuena

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

0.62

-0.005

T Wood

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.21

-0.011

J Lake

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.45

-0.025

M Olt

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.32

-0.031

C Coghlan

4

2

2

1

2

1

1

0.59

-0.034

J Ruggiano

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.47

-0.036

S Castro

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0.71

-0.039

A Rizzo

5

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.45

-0.049

Total

34

7

9

2

7

5

8

0.49

-0.128

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 - Arismendy Alcantara (.052). Making it a little more difficult to send him back to Iowa each game he plays. Or so I hope.
  • Hero - John Baker (.032). His average is now at a season-high .221. Baby steps.
  • Sidekick - Ryan Sweeney (.017). Makes the final spot thanks to a bases-loaded walk.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Travis Wood (-.357). His last four podium appearances have all been as the Billy Goat.
  • Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.049). He probably didn't realize his fate would be sealed after a whiff in the first inning.
  • Kid - Starlin Castro (-.039). Was on the Hero podium until he tried to score on the ball that got away from Gerald Laird in the eighth.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 94 (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

John Baker

1

4

3

14

Edwin Jackson

4

0

1

13

Ryan Sweeney

0

3

4.5

10.5

x-Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

Hector Rondon

0

1

7.5

9.5

James Russell

0

1

6

8

Arismendy Alcantara

2

0

1

7

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

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

14

39

Luis Valbuena

4

6.5

7.5

32.5

Edwin Jackson

8

3

1

31

Anthony Rizzo

2

9

6

30

Travis Wood

7

3

2

29

Junior Lake

4

6

5

29

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

30

28

Starlin Castro

59

39

20

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

Arismendy Alcantara

7

0

7

Welington Castillo

29

22.5

6.5

Chris Coghlan

19

13

6

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Neil Ramirez

5.5

3

2.5

John Baker

14

12

2

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

x-Dallas Beeler

3

4

-1

x-Kyle Hendricks

0

2

-2

x-Chris Rusin

0

2

-2

Ryan Sweeney

10.5

13.5

-3

Wesley Wright

6.5

10

-3.5

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

Travis Wood

21

29

-8

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

Alcantara visits the Hero podium for the third time in his first five games, while Wood tries to figure out how to get away from the Goat podium.

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