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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 57

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Rizzo to the rescue!

All that's missing is a cape.
All that's missing is a cape.
Jonathan Daniel

So that's what a sweep feels like!

Graphs for Game 57 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-57

Stats for Game 57:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

P Strop

1

1

0

0

1

0

2.24

0.118

B Schlitter

1

1

0

0

0

1

2.17

0.090

T Wood

5

4

0

2

5

3

1.09

0.054

N Ramirez

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.41

0.031

J Grimm

1

2

1

2

0

0

1.18

-0.238

Total

9

8

1

4

6

5

1.29

0.056

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

1

2

1

1

0

1

0.71

0.207

T Wood

2

1

1

1

3

0

0

0.86

0.190

J Lake

5

0

1

0

2

0

0

0.58

0.053

L Valbuena

4

1

2

0

0

0

1

0.58

0.037

D Barney

4

3

2

0

0

0

0

0.81

0.017

C Coghlan

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.25

0.007

E Bonifacio

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.78

0.003

E Whiteside

3

0

0

0

1

0

1

0.89

-0.007

N Schierholtz

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

0.71

-0.009

S Castro

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.51

-0.023

J Ruggiano

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

0.7

-0.031

Total

31

7

8

2

7

5

8

0.68

0.444

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Anthony Rizzo (.207). The swing on that homer just looked so effortless.
  • Hero - Travis Wood (.190). Maybe he should star in an updated version of the Maddux/Glavine Nike commercial. Chicks dig the long ball. Actually, everyone does.
  • Sidekick - Pedro Strop (.118). Made it a little too interesting in the eighth, but got out of it unscathed.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Big Goat - Justin Grimm (-.238). Eventually somebody in the bullpen had to give up a run. Grimm decided to fall on the sword.
  • Goat - Justin Ruggiano (-.031). Despite the walk early, the 0-for-3 night was enough to land him in second on the podium.
  • Kid - Starlin Castro (-.023). Also 0-for-3 with a walk; he just timed his outs a little better.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 57 (Changes in Bold):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

7

4

6

35

Starlin Castro

6.5

4.5

5.5

34

Luis Valbuena

5

4

2

25

Welington Castillo

5

3

2

23

Jason Hammel

4

3

2

20

Jeff Samardzija

5

1

2

19

Nate Schierholtz

3

4

1

18

Travis Wood

3

3

1

16

Mike Olt

3

2

3

16

Emilio Bonifacio

1

6

1

16

Junior Lake

3

1

2

13

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

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

Jake Arrieta

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

Chris Coghlan

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

2

4

20

Emilio Bonifacio

1

7

3

20

Justin Grimm

6

0

1

19

Junior Lake

3

4

2

19

Welington Castillo

2

4

3

17

Edwin Jackson

3

3

1

16

Travis Wood

3

2

2

15

Anthony Rizzo

0

6

3

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

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

Hector Rondon

1

1

1

6

Brian Schlitter

1

1

0

5

Darwin Barney

0

2

1

5

Ryan Sweeney

1

0

1.5

4.5

Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

Chris Coghlan

1

0

0

3

Pedro Strop

0

1

1

3

Blake Parker

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

35

15

20

Luis Valbuena

25

11.5

13.5

Jeff Samardzija

19

9

10

Welington Castillo

23

17

6

Jason Hammel

20

14

6

Brian Schlitter

11

5

6

Darwin Barney

10.5

5

5.5

Starlin Castro

34

30

4

Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Justin Ruggiano

11.5

9

2.5

Travis Wood

16

15

1

Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

Pedro Strop

4

3

1

Hector Rondon

6.5

6

0.5

Neil Ramirez

3.5

3

0.5

Blake Parker

1

1

0

Ryan Sweeney

4

4.5

-0.5

Chris Coghlan

2

3

-1

Wesley Wright

5

8

-3

Jake Arrieta

4

7

-3

Emilio Bonifacio

16

20

-4

Mike Olt

16

20

-4

Edwin Jackson

12

16

-4

John Baker

4

9

-5

Junior Lake

13

19

-6

James Russell

6

13

-7

Jose Veras

0

9

-9

Nate Schierholtz

18

29

-11

Carlos Villanueva

2

13

-11

Justin Grimm

6

19

-13

Rizzo picks up his third Superhero in the last five games, while Grimm collects his team-leading sixth Big Goat of the year.