Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 138

Russ La Croix
SB Nation

Jacob Turner pitches six-plus strong innings to pick up the Superhero award in Monday's series opener.

It remains unknown as to whether or not he had to get Jorge Soler's consent before taking the top podium spot.

Graphs for Game 138 (courtesy of Fangraphs):


Stats for Game 138:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Turner

6.1

5

1

1

1

7

0.98

.262

N Ramirez

1

0

0

0

0

2

1.57

.118

H Rondon

0.2

1

0

0

0

1

1.41

.071

B Parker

0.2

1

1

1

0

1

0.98

-.063

Total

8.2

7

2

2

1

11

1.09

.388


Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

W Castillo

4

1

2

1

3

0

0

0.77

.243

S Castro

4

1

2

0

0

0

1

0.55

.048

L Valbuena

3

1

1

1

1

1

0

0.79

.044

L Watkins

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.73

.028

C Coghlan

4

0

2

0

0

0

2

0.68

-.014

J Soler

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0.69

-.018

C Valaika

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.56

-.025

J Turner

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.66

-.033

A Alcantara

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.58

-.061

J Baez

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.81

-.101

Total

31

4

11

2

4

1

6

0.68

.112

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 - Jacob Turner (.262). Really nice bounceback outing after his last start in Cincinnati.

  • Hero - Welington Castillo (.243). Big day at the plate with the homer and three RBI, snapping his streak of five consecutive Goat podium appearances.

  • Sidekick - Neil Ramirez (.118). Pitched a very efficient eighth inning to maintain the one-run lead.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Javier Baez (-.101). Continues to scuffle in the two-spot.

  • Goat - Blake Parker (-.063). Celebrated his return to the big club by giving up a homer to the first batter he faced.

  • Kid - Arismendy Alcantara (-.061). Done in by the double play to end the second.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 138 (Changes in Bold, Notations Below):

x - Player not on active roster.
y - Player not on 40-man roster.
z - Player no longer with Cubs.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

15

11

10

77

Starlin Castro

14.5

10

9

72.5

Luis Valbuena

13

10

7

66

Welington Castillo

9

6.5

4.5

44.5

x-Justin Ruggiano

6.5

9.5

3

41.5

Chris Coghlan

7

8

3

40

Jake Arrieta

8

4

1

33

Travis Wood

6

5

1

29

z-Jason Hammel

5

4

5

28

z-Nate Schierholtz

4

6

3

27

x-Ryan Sweeney

2

6

6.5

24.5

z-Jeff Samardzija

6

2

2

24

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

1

22

x-Mike Olt

3

3

6

21

Arismendy Alcantara

3

4

2

19

x-Junior Lake

3

3

4

19

x-Brian Schlitter

1

4.5

7

19

z-Darwin Barney

3.5

2.5

1

16.5

x-Edwin Jackson

4

1

2

16

Pedro Strop

1

3

7

16

Kyle Hendricks

4

1.5

0.5

15.5

Hector Rondon

0

1

12.5

14.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

4

1

0

14

John Baker

1

4

3

14

Wesley Wright

0.5

4

3.5

13

Jorge Soler

4

0

0

12

Justin Grimm

0

3

6

12

Carlos Villanueva

0

3

5

11

y-Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

z-James Russell

0

2

6

10

Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

6.5

7.5

Chris Valaika

2

0

0

6

Jacob Turner

1

1

0

5

Javier Baez

0

2

1

5

x-Zac Rosscup

0

2

0.5

4.5

Felix Doubront

1

0

0

3

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

x-Chris Rusin

1

0

0

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

1

3

Blake Parker

0

0

3

3

Logan Watkins

0

0

2

2

Kyuji Fujikawa

0

0

1.5

1.5


Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Luis Valbuena

8

9.5

12.5

55.5

z-Nate Schierholtz

8

12

7

55

Starlin Castro

5

10.5

15

51

Welington Castillo

4

11.5

9

44

x-Edwin Jackson

12

3

1

43

Travis Wood

10

5

2

42

x-Junior Lake

6

6

8

38

Anthony Rizzo

2

11

8

36

Chris Coghlan

5

5

6

31

x-Mike Olt

5

3

6

27

x-Justin Ruggiano

2

7

6

26

Arismendy Alcantara

2

7

5

25

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

4

25

Justin Grimm

7

0.5

2.5

24.5

Carlos Villanueva

6

1

4

24

z-Jason Hammel

7

1

0

23

Hector Rondon

6

2

1

23

z-James Russell

3

3

5

20

John Baker

4

1

5

19

x-Ryan Sweeney

3

3

3.5

18.5

Pedro Strop

3

4

1

18

Javier Baez

3

2

3

16

z-Jeff Samardzija

4

1

1

15

Jake Arrieta

4

0

3

15

z-Darwin Barney

0

6

3

15

Wesley Wright

3

1

3

14

x-Brian Schlitter

2

3

1

13

z-Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

Kyle Hendricks

1

2

2

9

y-Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Blake Parker

1

1

2

7

Neil Ramirez

2

0

0

6

Tsuyoshi Wada

2

0

0

6

y-Eli Whiteside

1

0

3

6

Chris Valaika

0

2

1

5

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

1

4

Jacob Turner

1

0

0

3

x-Dan Straily

1

0

0

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

x-Chris Rusin

0

1

0

2

Logan Watkins

0

0

0.5

0.5


Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

77

36

41

Starlin Castro

72.5

51

21.5

Jake Arrieta

33

15

18

x-Justin Ruggiano

41.5

26

15.5

Jorge Soler

12

0

12

Luis Valbuena

66

55.5

10.5

Chris Coghlan

40

31

9

z-Jeff Samardzija

24

15

9

Tsuyoshi Wada

14

6

8

Kyle Hendricks

15.5

9

6.5

x-Ryan Sweeney

24.5

18.5

6

x-Brian Schlitter

19

13

6

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

x-Zac Rosscup

4.5

0

4.5

Felix Doubront

3

0

3

Jacob Turner

5

3

2

z-Darwin Barney

16.5

15

1.5

Neil Ramirez

7.5

6

1.5

Logan Watkins

2

0.5

1.5

Kyuji Fujikawa

1.5

0

1.5

y-Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

Chris Valaika

6

5

1

x-Chris Rusin

3

2

1

Matt Szczur

3

2

1

Welington Castillo

44.5

44

0.5

Wesley Wright

13

14

-1

x-Dallas Beeler

3

4

-1

Pedro Strop

16

18

-2

z-Emilio Bonifacio

22

25

-3

x-Dan Straily

0

3

-3

Blake Parker

3

7

-4

John Baker

14

19

-5

x-Mike Olt

21

27

-6

Arismendy Alcantara

19

25

-6

y-Eli Whiteside

0

6

-6

Hector Rondon

14.5

23

-8.5

z-Jose Veras

0

9

-9

z-James Russell

10

20

-10

Javier Baez

5

16

-11

Justin Grimm

12

24.5

-12.5

Travis Wood

29

42

-13

Carlos Villanueva

11

24

-13

x-Junior Lake

19

38

-19

x-Edwin Jackson

16

43

-27

z-Nate Schierholtz

27

55

-28

Turner picks up his first Superhero award of the year, while Baez sinks into double-digit negatives on the plus/minus chart.

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