Cubsgrafs: Zeroed in
Infographic by Emerald Gao, from the June 2011 issue of Vine Line. Subscribe to Vine Line today to get more top analysis on the Cubs.
Projected to be a strength in the late innings, the Cubs bullpen pitched in from top to bottom to shut out opponents in nine straight games spanning 21.1 innings from April 29-May 8. This breakdown takes a look at the team effort.
The first chart maps out the scoreless innings each reliever pitched. The second adds up all the value with Win Probability Added, the sum of a player’s contributions to the team’s chances of winning based on situational performance (Source: Baseball-Reference).