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Cubs Hits Of The Week (Monday, 6/16 through Sunday, 6/22)

The five hits from the past week that did the most to enhance the Cubs' chances of winning, according to Win Probability Added as calculated by Fan Graphs:

#5.) Tuesday, 9th inning at Tampa, man on first, one out, Cubs trailing the Rays, 3-1. Kosuke Fukudome doubles against Troy Percival, sending Mark DeRosa around to third. It's so obvious the Cubs will at least tie up this game and send it to extra innings. It's so very, very obvious...right up to the moment the Rays retire Reed Johnson to lock down the 3-2 win. Fukudome double = WPA .150  

#4.) Saturday, 4th inning vs. White Sox, men on first and second, one out, Cubs trailing the Sox, 4-3. Fukudome hits a ground single to right, scoring Ryan Theriot from second base to tie the game 4-4, with much more run-making yet to follow in this fourth inning. Fukudome single = WPA .159

The countdown continues after the jump.

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  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 4 hours 59 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 5 hours 13 sec ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 5 hours 11 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 5 hours 12 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 5 hours 13 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 5 hours 20 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 5 hours 34 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 6 hours 7 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 6 hours 11 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 6 hours 23 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 6 hours 41 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 7 hours 1 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 7 hours 3 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 10 hours 2 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 10 hours 15 min ago view
  • Eh, I read it as tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek. VEB seems to have good heads on their shoulders.

    Brick 11 hours 24 min ago view