In a bit of a surprise, Carlos Rodón’s absolute gem of a game added up to 0.41 WPA. He was the game MVP, but that number — undoubtedly tempered a bit by Juan Minaya singlehandedly ushering two of his baserunners to home plate — is pretty tame.
Yoán Moncada, with a homer, RBI, two runs scored and a walk, dominated all offensive players with a .722 wOBA.
Jeanmar Gómez inducing Justin Upton to pop out to short to end the eighth inning, with the bases full in a 4-2 game, rewarded him with a positively insane LI (single play) and pLI (total game) leverage of 6.04, tops on Tuesday. That one out was so pressure-packed, it earned Gómez 0.15 WPA, making him the second-most valuable player in the game.
Joakim Soria earned his second save in as many days and now has 16 on the season. The veteran has now saved 44.4% of Chicago’s wins.
Rodón is now averaging a 55 game score over eight starts this season, best among the current five starters (James Shields, at 52, is the only other member of the rotation with an above-average average game score).
Soria has escaped without an earned run in 24 of his last 25 appearances, a 96% rate.