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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 150

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After missing 18 games, Anthony Rizzo comes back in fine fashion to win the walkoff Superhero award on Monday night.

Now that's a happy guy right there.
Now that's a happy guy right there.
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Neither will show up on the podium in this game, but honorable mention goes to Neil Ramirez and Pedro Strop for bridging the gap in the seventh and eighth innings to assist in setting up the walkoff heroics a short time later.

Graphs for Game 150 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game-150

Stats for Game 150:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Wood

6

3

0

0

3

4

1.17

.350

H Rondon

1

0

0

0

1

0

2.34

.134

P Strop

1

0

0

0

1

1

1.49

.104

N Ramirez

1

0

0

0

0

1

1.15

.086

Total

9

3

0

0

5

6

1.34

.674

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

1

2

1

1

0

2

1.27

.357

M Olt

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1.37

.046

L Watkins

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.92

-.004

L Valbuena

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

1.4

-.035

C Valaika

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.8

-.045

T Wood

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.04

-.050

A Alcantara

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.81

-.056

C Coghlan

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.16

-.059

J Soler

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

-.069

W Castillo

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.59

-.118

J Baez

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.38

-.140

Total

28

1

6

1

1

2

4

1.21

-.174

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 - Anthony Rizzo (.357). If you're going to make a statement in your first game back, doing something that hasn't happened in 19 years at Wrigley Field is definitely one way to do it.
  • Hero - Travis Wood (.350). It's a clichéd statement, but he truly is a box of chocolates this year.
  • Sidekick - Hector Rondon (.134). He knows very well how to take the final step of the Hero podium; it's the 15th time this year that he's done so, one of only two players to reach double-digits in Sidekick award points for the Cubs (Rizzo -- 10).

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Javier Baez (-.140). The only 0-for-4 on the night for the Cubs.
  • Goat - Welington Castillo (-.118). 0-for-3 with the dreaded bases-loaded foulout.
  • Kid - Jorge Soler (-.069). I'll write this one off as being due to new-dad hangover.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 150 (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

16

11

10

80

Starlin Castro

14.5

10

9

72.5

Luis Valbuena

13

11

8

69

Welington Castillo

10

8.5

5.5

52.5

y-Justin Ruggiano

6.5

9.5

3

41.5

Chris Coghlan

7

8

4

41

Jake Arrieta

10

4

1

39

Travis Wood

6

6

1

31

z-Jason Hammel

5

4

5

28

z-Nate Schierholtz

4

6

3

27

Mike Olt

4

3

8

26

y-Ryan Sweeney

2

6

6.5

24.5

z-Jeff Samardzija

6

2

2

24

Junior Lake

4

3

4

22

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

1

22

Brian Schlitter

1

4.5

7.5

19.5

Arismendy Alcantara

3

4

2

19

Jorge Soler

5

1

0

17

z-Darwin Barney

3.5

2.5

1

16.5

x-Edwin Jackson

4

1

2

16

Pedro Strop

1

3

7

16

Hector Rondon

0

1

14

16

Kyle Hendricks

4

1.5

0.5

15.5

Justin Grimm

0

4

7

15

Tsuyoshi Wada

4

1

0

14

John Baker

1

4

3

14

Ryan Kalish

4

0

1

13

Wesley Wright

0.5

4

3.5

13

Chris Valaika

4

0

0

12

Javier Baez

0

5

2

12

Carlos Villanueva

0

3

5

11

z-James Russell

0

2

6

10

Matt Szczur

1

2

1

8

Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

6.5

7.5

Zac Rosscup

0

3

0.5

6.5

Felix Doubront

2

0

0

6

Jacob Turner

1

1

0

5

Kyuji Fujikawa

0

1

1.5

3.5

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

x-Chris Rusin

1

0

0

3

Blake Parker

0

0

3

3

Logan Watkins

0

0

3

3

Dan Straily

0

0

1

1

Eric Jokisch

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Luis Valbuena

8

10

13

57

z-Nate Schierholtz

8

12

7

55

Starlin Castro

5

10.5

15

51

Welington Castillo

4

13.5

9

48

Travis Wood

11

5

2

45

x-Edwin Jackson

12

3

1

43

Junior Lake

6

6.5

8.5

39.5

Arismendy Alcantara

4

9.5

5.5

36.5

Anthony Rizzo

2

11

8

36

Chris Coghlan

6

5

7

35

Mike Olt

6

4

6

32

Justin Grimm

7

1.5

2.5

26.5

y-Justin Ruggiano

2

7

6

26

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

4

25

Carlos Villanueva

6

1

4

24

z-Jason Hammel

7

1

0

23

Hector Rondon

6

2

1

23

John Baker

4

2

5

21

Javier Baez

4

2.5

3.5

20.5

z-James Russell

3

3

5

20

y-Ryan Sweeney

3

3

3.5

18.5

Pedro Strop

3

4

1

18

Wesley Wright

4

1

3

17

z-Jeff Samardzija

4

1

1

15

Jake Arrieta

4

0

3

15

z-Darwin Barney

0

6

3

15

Brian Schlitter

2

3

1

13

Kyle Hendricks

1

3

3

12

Chris Valaika

1

3

1

10

Ryan Kalish

1

2

2.5

9.5

Neil Ramirez

3

0

0

9

Tsuyoshi Wada

3

0

0

9

Jacob Turner

3

0

0

9

z-Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

Blake Parker

1

1

2

7

y-Eli Whiteside

1

0

3

6

Dan Straily

1

1

0

5

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

1

4

Matt Szczur

0

1

2

4

Jorge Soler

0

0

3

3

x-Chris Rusin

0

1

0

2

Eric Jokisch

0

0

1

1

Felix Doubront

0

0

1

1

Logan Watkins

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

80

36

44

Jake Arrieta

39

15

24

Starlin Castro

72.5

51

21.5

y-Justin Ruggiano

41.5

26

15.5

Jorge Soler

17

3

14

Luis Valbuena

69

57

12

z-Jeff Samardzija

24

15

9

Brian Schlitter

19.5

13

6.5

Zac Rosscup

6.5

0

6.5

Chris Coghlan

41

35

6

y-Ryan Sweeney

24.5

18.5

6

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

Tsuyoshi Wada

14

9

5

Felix Doubront

6

1

5

Welington Castillo

52.5

48

4.5

Matt Szczur

8

4

4

Kyle Hendricks

15.5

12

3.5

Ryan Kalish

13

9.5

3.5

Kyuji Fujikawa

3.5

0

3.5

Chris Valaika

12

10

2

Logan Watkins

3

1

2

z-Darwin Barney

16.5

15

1.5

x-Chris Rusin

3

2

1

Eric Jokisch

1

1

0

x-Dallas Beeler

3

4

-1

Neil Ramirez

7.5

9

-1.5

Pedro Strop

16

18

-2

z-Emilio Bonifacio

22

25

-3

Wesley Wright

13

17

-4

Jacob Turner

5

9

-4

Blake Parker

3

7

-4

Dan Straily

1

5

-4

Mike Olt

26

32

-6

y-Eli Whiteside

0

6

-6

Hector Rondon

16

23

-7

John Baker

14

21

-7

Javier Baez

12

20.5

-8.5

z-Jose Veras

0

9

-9

z-James Russell

10

20

-10

Justin Grimm

15

26.5

-11.5

Carlos Villanueva

11

24

-13

Travis Wood

31

45

-14

Junior Lake

22

39.5

-17.5

Arismendy Alcantara

19

36.5

-17.5

x-Edwin Jackson

16

43

-27

z-Nate Schierholtz

27

55

-28

Rizzo pads his plus/minus chart lead and leaves me wondering: Will he break the plus-50 mark this season?