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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 112

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Needless to say, Jake Arrieta's first visit to Coors Field on Wednesday night didn't go all that well.

Well, I guess it had to happen to Jake sometime.
Well, I guess it had to happen to Jake sometime.
Dustin Bradford

Somewhat-amazing-yet-scary fact: As Len and JD pointed out in the seventh inning, Coors Field is the third-oldest park in the National League.

It opened in 1995.

Yikes.

Graphs for Game 112 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-112

Stats for Game 112:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Fujikawa

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.28

.000

C Rusin

2

3

1

4

3

1

0.02

-.015

J Arrieta

5

13

1

9

0

3

1.02

-.570

Total

8

16

2

13

3

4

0.7

-.585

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

3

1

3

0

1

1

0

0.75

.226

A Alcantara

4

1

1

1

2

0

1

0.71

.133

R Sweeney

4

1

2

0

0

0

1

0.62

.041

S Castro

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.73

.039

J Lake

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

C Valaika

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.75

-.036

J Arrieta

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.25

-.041

A Rizzo

3

0

0

0

1

0

2

0.87

-.049

L Valbuena

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.64

-.057

W Castillo

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.52

-.059

J Baez

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.85

-.113

Total

32

4

8

1

4

2

7

0.72

.085

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 (.226). Got on base every time he came to the plate, and only needed the homer for the cycle.
  • Hero - Arismendy Alcantara (.133). Only needed the single, double, and triple for the cycle. (Maybe they can work out a deal.)
  • Sidekick - Ryan Sweeney (.041). Admittedly very limited numbers but August is going well for him so far. He's hitting 6-for-15 with two walks.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jake Arrieta (-.570). Man, talk about meltdowns... that sixth inning was pretty nuclear. It's only the second time that Arrieta has allowed nine earned runs, the other time being June 8, 2012.
  • Goat - Javier Baez (-.113). Well, he didn't strike out. So there's that.
  • Kid - Welington Castillo (-.059). One of those nights where all you need to do is miss one opportunity with a runner in scoring position, which he did with his groundout to end the sixth.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 112 (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

6.5

62

Luis Valbuena

12

8

5

57

Welington Castillo

8

4.5

3.5

36.5

Justin Ruggiano

5.5

7.5

3

34.5

z-Jason Hammel

5

4

5

28

y-Nate Schierholtz

4

6

3

27

Chris Coghlan

5

5

1

26

Jake Arrieta

6

3

1

25

z-Jeff Samardzija

6

2

2

24

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

1

22

Travis Wood

4

4

1

21

x-Mike Olt

3

3

6

21

Junior Lake

3

3

4

19

Brian Schlitter

1

4.5

7

19

Ryan Sweeney

1

5

5.5

18.5

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

6

13

Hector Rondon

0

1

9.5

11.5

Carlos Villanueva

0

3

5

11

Wesley Wright

0.5

3.5

2

10.5

x-Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

z-James Russell

0

2

6

10

Kyle Hendricks

2

0.5

0.5

7.5

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

5.5

6.5

Justin Grimm

0

1

4

6

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Zac Rosscup

0

2

0

4

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

x-Blake Parker

0

0

3

3

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

y-Nate Schierholtz

8

12

7

55

Starlin Castro

5

9.5

14

48

Luis Valbuena

5

7.5

8.5

38.5

Travis Wood

9

4

2

37

Junior Lake

6

6

7

37

Edwin Jackson

9

3

1

34

Anthony Rizzo

2

9

6

30

Welington Castillo

2

7.5

7.5

28.5

x-Mike Olt

5

3

6

27

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

4

25

Justin Grimm

7

0.5

2.5

24.5

Justin Ruggiano

2

7

4

24

z-Jason Hammel

7

1

0

23

Hector Rondon

5

2

1

20

Carlos Villanueva

5

1

3

20

z-James Russell

3

3

5

20

Ryan Sweeney

3

3

2.5

17.5

Chris Coghlan

3

2

4

17

z-Jeff Samardzija

4

1

1

15

z-Darwin Barney

0

6

3

15

Wesley Wright

3

1

3

14

Brian Schlitter

2

3

1

13

Jake Arrieta

3

0

3

12

John Baker

2

1

4

12

Pedro Strop

2

2

1

11

z-Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

x-Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Arismendy Alcantara

1

2

1

8

y-Eli Whiteside

1

0

3

6

x-Blake Parker

1

0

2

5

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

1

4

x-Neil Ramirez

1

0

0

3

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

0

0

3

Kyle Hendricks

0

1

1

3

Javier Baez

0

1

0

2

Chris Rusin

0

1

0

2

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

70

30

40

Luis Valbuena

57

38.5

18.5

Starlin Castro

62

48

14

Jake Arrieta

25

12

13

Justin Ruggiano

34.5

24

10.5

Chris Coghlan

26

17

9

z-Jeff Samardzija

24

15

9

Welington Castillo

36.5

28.5

8

Arismendy Alcantara

15

8

7

Brian Schlitter

19

13

6

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

Kyle Hendricks

7.5

3

4.5

x-Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

x-Neil Ramirez

6.5

3

3.5

John Baker

14

12

2

Pedro Strop

13

11

2

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

3

2

z-Darwin Barney

16.5

15

1.5

Ryan Sweeney

18.5

17.5

1

x-Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

x-Dallas Beeler

3

4

-1

x-Blake Parker

3

5

-2

Chris Rusin

0

2

-2

Javier Baez

0

2

-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

Hector Rondon

11.5

20

-8.5

Carlos Villanueva

11

20

-9

z-Jose Veras

0

9

-9

z-James Russell

10

20

-10

Travis Wood

21

37

-16

Junior Lake

19

37

-18

Justin Grimm

6

24.5

-18.5

Edwin Jackson

15

34

-19

y-Nate Schierholtz

27

55

-28

Coghlan continues his hot-hitting ways, while Arrieta ponders canceling any future travel plans he may have had to Colorado.