Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 89

Thus ended a long Tuesday in Cincinnati. - Joe Robbins

Tick, tick, tick, tick... boom.

Lost in the nuclear meltdown by the Cubs' bullpen was the homer by Chris Coghlan, who became the first Cub to hit homers in both games of a doubleheader since Alfonso Soriano did it against the St. Louis Cardinals on September 152007.

Another Fun Fact: The last Cub to do it in Cincinnati? Ron Santo on June 201965.

Graphs for Game 89 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-89

Stats for Game 89:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Wada

5

5

0

0

1

3

0.96

0.132

B Schlitter

1

1

0

1

0

0

0.76

-0.011

W Wright

0

0

0

1

1

0

0.96

-0.046

C Villanueva

1

1

0

1

2

0

2.86

-0.083

P Strop

1

2

0

1

0

2

2.83

-0.225

H Rondon

0

3

0

1

0

0

2.61

-0.377

Total

8

12

0

5

4

5

1.57

-0.610

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

4

1

2

1

2

1

1

0.63

0.178

M Olt

3

2

1

1

2

1

1

0.5

0.107

A Rizzo

5

1

3

1

1

0

0

0.59

0.076

D Barney

5

0

3

0

0

0

2

0.5

0.003

T Wada

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.53

0.001

J Ruggiano

4

0

1

0

0

1

1

0.65

-0.007

N Schierholtz

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.38

-0.009

S Castro

5

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.65

-0.053

L Valbuena

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.22

-0.054

W Castillo

3

0

0

0

0

2

1

0.61

-0.057

J Lake

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.67

-0.077

Total

37

5

11

3

5

6

9

0.63

0.110

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 (.178). A week ago, his OPS was .607.  Now, it's .774.  Go figure.
  • Hero - Tsuyoshi Wada (.132). Had a bit of a shaky fifth inning, but all-in-all a very nice major-league debut, even if it ended as a no-decision for him.
  • Sidekick - Mike Olt (.107). The lead should have been safe with his two-run homer, but... no.

THE THREE GOATS (in Reverse Order):

  • Kid - Carlos Villanueva (-.083). Made a pretty big mess out of the seventh inning but somehow got out of it. And then there was...
  • Goat - Pedro Strop (-.225). Two batters in, and the lead was gone. Which then led to...
  • Billy Goat - Hector Rondon (-.377). Snakebit yet again by a bloop single and a broken-bat hit. I'm a bit dumbfounded by all of it.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 89 (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

11

7

8

55

Luis Valbuena

9

7

3

44

z-Jason Hammel

5

4

5

28

Welington Castillo

6

3

3

27

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

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

Hector Rondon

0

1

7.5

9.5

Ryan Sweeney

0

3

3

9

James Russell

0

1

6

8

Wesley Wright

0.5

1.5

1.5

6

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

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

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

Darwin Barney

0

6

3

15

James Russell

2

2

4

14

Ryan Sweeney

2

3

1.5

13.5

John Baker

2

1

4

12

Pedro Strop

2

2

1

11

Chris Coghlan

2

1

3

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

Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

Chris Rusin

0

1

0

2

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

55

28

27

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

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

Welington Castillo

27

22.5

4.5

x-Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Chris Coghlan

14

11

3

x-Dallas Beeler

3

0

3

Tsuyoshi Wada

2

0

2

Darwin Barney

16.5

15

1.5

Neil Ramirez

4.5

3

1.5

x-Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

John Baker

12

12

0

Blake Parker

1

1

0

Chris Rusin

0

2

-2

Wesley Wright

6

10

-4

Ryan Sweeney

9

13.5

-4.5

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

Wada makes the Hero board in his debut with a second-place finish, while the bullpen takes all three Goat positions in a landslide.

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