clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 117

New, 8 comments

On a night with few opportunities to make anything happen, all it takes is one hit to take the top of the Hero podium. And the hit doesn't even have to leave the yard.

Monday night's run production, all in one photo.
Monday night's run production, all in one photo.
David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Some days you can go 3-for-5 and miss the podium. Other days, you can go 1-for-4 and sit at the top of it.

Graphs for Game 117 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-117

Stats for Game 117:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

7.1

5

1

2

1

4

1.13

.057

P Strop

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

1.16

.051

J Grimm

1

2

0

1

0

1

0.57

-.071

Total

9

7

1

3

1

5

1.05

.037

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

4

0

1

0

1

0

1

1.56

.085

W Castillo

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.17

.012

S Castro

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

1.14

.005

J Ruggiano

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1.15

-.023

J Baez

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.43

-.042

J Arrieta

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.75

-.052

C Valaika

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.47

-.062

A Rizzo

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

1.3

-.145

A Alcantara

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.53

-.157

L Valbuena

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.61

-.158

Total

33

1

7

0

1

0

9

1.42

-.537

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 (.085). Drove in the only Cub run in the fifth with his double that ate up Mark Reynolds.
  • Hero - Jake Arrieta (.057). Nice rebound from the brutal outing in Colorado, although the seventh inning could have ended up quite a bit worse.
  • Sidekick - Pedro Strop (.051). Got the 6-4-3 double play to erase the threat in the eighth.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Luis Valbuena (-.158). Mired in an 0-for-19 slump.
  • Goat - Arismendy Alcantara (-.157). Second game in a row as a member of the Goats.
  • Kid - Anthony Rizzo (-.145). It's been quite some time since he's been on the Goat podium. In fact, the last time he appeared here was on July 13.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 117 (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

Anthony Rizzo

14

10

8

70

Starlin Castro

13.5

7.5

7.5

63

Luis Valbuena

12

8

5

57

Justin Ruggiano

5.5

9.5

3

38.5

Welington Castillo

8

4.5

3.5

36.5

Chris Coghlan

6

5

1

29

z-Jason Hammel

5

4

5

28

Jake Arrieta

6

4

1

27

y-Nate Schierholtz

4

6

3

27

z-Jeff Samardzija

6

2

2

24

Travis Wood

5

4

1

24

Ryan Sweeney

2

5

6.5

22.5

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

1

22

x-Mike Olt

3

3

6

21

Junior Lake

3

3

4

19

x-Brian Schlitter

1

4.5

7

19

z-Darwin Barney

3.5

2.5

1

16.5

Edwin Jackson

4

1

1

15

Arismendy Alcantara

3

2

2

15

John Baker

1

4

3

14

Pedro Strop

1

2

7

14

Hector Rondon

0

1

9.5

11.5

Carlos Villanueva

0

3

5

11

Kyle Hendricks

3

0.5

0.5

10.5

Wesley Wright

0.5

3.5

2

10.5

y-Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

z-James Russell

0

2

6

10

Justin Grimm

0

2

5

9

Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

5.5

6.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Zac Rosscup

0

2

0

4

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

x-Chris Rusin

1

0

0

3

x-Blake Parker

0

0

3

3

Javier Baez

0

1

0

2

Kyuji Fujikawa

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

y-Nate Schierholtz

8

12

7

55

Starlin Castro

5

9.5

14

48

Luis Valbuena

7

7.5

9.5

45.5

Edwin Jackson

10

3

1

37

Travis Wood

9

4

2

37

Junior Lake

6

6

7

37

Anthony Rizzo

2

9

7

31

Welington Castillo

2

7.5

7.5

28.5

x-Mike Olt

5

3

6

27

Justin Ruggiano

2

7

5

25

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

4

25

Justin Grimm

7

0.5

2.5

24.5

z-Jason Hammel

7

1

0

23

Hector Rondon

6

2

1

23

Chris Coghlan

3

4

4

21

Carlos Villanueva

5

1

3

20

z-James Russell

3

3

5

20

Ryan Sweeney

3

3

2.5

17.5

z-Jeff Samardzija

4

1

1

15

z-Darwin Barney

0

6

3

15

Wesley Wright

3

1

3

14

Pedro Strop

2

3

1

13

x-Brian Schlitter

2

3

1

13

Jake Arrieta

3

0

3

12

John Baker

2

1

4

12

Arismendy Alcantara

1

4

1

12

z-Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

y-Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Neil Ramirez

2

0

0

6

y-Eli Whiteside

1

0

3

6

x-Blake Parker

1

0

2

5

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

1

4

Kyle Hendricks

0

1

2

4

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

0

0

3

Javier Baez

0

1

1

3

x-Chris Rusin

0

1

0

2

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

70

31

39

Starlin Castro

63

48

15

Jake Arrieta

27

12

15

Justin Ruggiano

38.5

25

13.5

Luis Valbuena

57

45.5

11.5

z-Jeff Samardzija

24

15

9

Welington Castillo

36.5

28.5

8

Chris Coghlan

29

21

8

Kyle Hendricks

10.5

4

6.5

x-Brian Schlitter

19

13

6

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

Ryan Sweeney

22.5

17.5

5

x-Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Arismendy Alcantara

15

12

3

John Baker

14

12

2

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

3

2

z-Darwin Barney

16.5

15

1.5

Pedro Strop

14

13

1

y-Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

x-Chris Rusin

3

2

1

Kyuji Fujikawa

1

0

1

Neil Ramirez

6.5

6

0.5

x-Dallas Beeler

3

4

-1

Javier Baez

2

3

-1

x-Blake Parker

3

5

-2

z-Emilio Bonifacio

22

25

-3

Wesley Wright

10.5

14

-3.5

x-Mike Olt

21

27

-6

y-Eli Whiteside

0

6

-6

Carlos Villanueva

11

20

-9

z-Jose Veras

0

9

-9

z-James Russell

10

20

-10

Hector Rondon

11.5

23

-11.5

Travis Wood

24

37

-13

Justin Grimm

9

24.5

-15.5

Junior Lake

19

37

-18

Edwin Jackson

15

37

-22

y-Nate Schierholtz

27

55

-28

Coghlan leads the Heroes for the third time in eight games, while Valbuena tries to figure out how to end his skid.