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Well, once you get your first Superhero award out of the way, might as well get the second one right after it.

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Dear Cincinnati Reds,

We would love you forever (or at least until next season starts) if you could go to Pittsburgh and snap your 12-game losing streak in majestic fashion by winning two of the final three games of the season against the Pirates. We might even throw in a giant fruit basket if you were to win all three games there.

You know how much you love Edible Arrangements. Just saying. We can make it happen.

Sincerely,
The Heroes and Goats Crew

Graphs for Game 159 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 159 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 159:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Hammel

5

5

0

0

0

5

1.2

.195

P Strop

1

1

0

0

0

3

1.09

.072

H Rondon

1

1

0

0

0

0

1.08

.071

J Grimm

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.47

.017

T Cahill

0.1

1

0

0

0

1

2.32

-.013

F Rodney

0.2

2

0

0

0

1

1.24

-.026

C Richard

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.01

-.046

Total

9

12

0

0

0

10

1.16

.269

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Jackson

3

2

1

1

3

1

0

0.87

.270

D Fowler

4

2

1

0

0

1

1

0.55

.024

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.56

.023

J Baez

4

0

2

0

0

0

2

0.3

.023

A Russell

3

1

1

0

0

1

2

0.31

.021

C Denorfia

4

0

1

0

1

0

3

0.47

.000

T La Stella

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.16

-.004

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.18

-.009

J Hammel

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.69

-.034

S Castro

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.39

-.036

K Schwarber

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.54

-.048

Total

34

5

8

1

5

3

12

0.49

.231

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 - Austin Jackson (.270). Apparently he likes the view from up here.
  • Hero - Jason Hammel (.195). Was quite the magician out there, stranding all kinds of baserunners in all kinds of ways in the first four innings. Of course, the slick running catch by Jackson in the third helped out with that effort.
  • Sidekick - Pedro Strop (.072). That was quite the gift call he got on the strikeout to Eugenio Suarez.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Kyle Schwarber (-.048). See, this is what happens when he's the catcher.
  • Goat - Clayton Richard (-.046). At least he was efficient about it and only took one pitch to make the second step.
  • Kid - Starlin Castro (-.036). Someone should check and see if David Ross is reaching through the door and pulling on Castro's leg. Because that wouldn't be fair, after all.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 159 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Schwarber falls from the top of the "best of the rest" pack, handing the baton to Tommy La Stella as he fades back.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

17

26.5

11.5

115.5

Kris Bryant

17

19

9

98

Jake Arrieta

18.5

4

0.5

64

Dexter Fowler

11

6

17

62

Starlin Castro

7

9

13

52

Addison Russell

9

6.5

9.5

49.5

Miguel Montero

10.5

6.5

4

48.5

Jorge Soler

7

11

3

46

Chris Coghlan

8

5

10

44

Jon Lester

9

6

2

41

Kyle Schwarber

9

2

8

39

Jason Hammel

7

5

1

32

Hector Rondon

1

9

8.5

29.5

Kyle Hendricks

5

2

3

22

Travis Wood

2

6

3.5

21.5

Pedro Strop

2

2

10

20

Chris Denorfia

2

3

5.5

17.5

Tommy La Stella

3

3

0

15

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

Matt Szczur

2

2

2.5

12.5

Zac Rosscup

2

0

4.5

10.5

x-Jason Motte

0

2.5

5.5

10.5

Justin Grimm

0

2

6.5

10.5

Austin Jackson

2

1

1

9

x-James Russell

0

3

1.5

7.5

Dan Haren

1

2

0

7

Trevor Cahill

1

1

2

7

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

1

1

0

5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

2

1

5

David Ross

0

1

2

4

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

x-Edwin Jackson

0

1

1

3

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

Tommy Hunter

0

0

2

2

x-Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Fernando Rodney

0

0

0.5

0.5

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

11

12

15

72

Addison Russell

6

18

13

67

Jorge Soler

9

12

10

61

Dexter Fowler

9

11.5

10.5

60.5

Kris Bryant

9

11

9

58

Chris Coghlan

4

12

15.5

51.5

Anthony Rizzo

7

10

10

51

Miguel Montero

3

11

10

41

Kyle Hendricks

10

3

1

37

Jason Hammel

8

5

0

34

Kyle Schwarber

4

7

8

34

Pedro Strop

9

2

0.5

31.5

Justin Grimm

4

5

5

27

David Ross

3

4.5

7.5

25.5

Jon Lester

7

1

2

25

Hector Rondon

6

3

0

24

Chris Denorfia

3

3

8

23

Zac Rosscup

5

1

1

18

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Travis Wood

3

2

3

16

Jonathan Herrera

1

2.5

6.5

14.5

Dan Haren

3

1

2

13

Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

Clayton Richard

1

4

1

12

Austin Jackson

2

2

1

11

x-Jason Motte

1

4

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Javier Baez

2

1

2

10

x-Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

x-Mike Baxter

2

1

0

8

Fernando Rodney

1

2

0

7

Tommy La Stella

1

1

2

7

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

x-Dallas Beeler

2

0

0

6

x-Rafael Soriano

2

0

0

6

Matt Szczur

0

1

4

6

Tommy Hunter

1

0.5

1.5

5.5

x-James Russell

1

1

0

5

x-Junior Lake

1

0

2

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

x-Donn Roach

1

0

0

3

x-Gonzalez Germen

1

0

0

3

x-Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

Quintin Berry

0

1

0

2

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

115.5

51

64.5

Jake Arrieta

64

16

48

Kris Bryant

98

58

40

Jon Lester

41

25

16

Tommy La Stella

15

7

8

Miguel Montero

48.5

41

7.5

Trevor Cahill

7

0

7

Matt Szczur

12.5

6

6.5

Hector Rondon

29.5

24

5.5

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

Kyle Schwarber

39

34

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

x-James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Dexter Fowler

62

60.5

1.5

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

Jonathan Herrera

15

14.5

0.5

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

x-Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

Jason Hammel

32

34

-2

Austin Jackson

9

11

-2

Quintin Berry

0

2

-2

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Tommy Hunter

2

5.5

-3.5

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Chris Denorfia

17.5

23

-5.5

Dan Haren

7

13

-6

Clayton Richard

6

12

-6

x-Dallas Beeler

0

6

-6

x-Rafael Soriano

0

6

-6

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

Fernando Rodney

0.5

7

-6.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Chris Coghlan

44

51.5

-7.5

Zac Rosscup

10.5

18

-7.5

Javier Baez

0

10

-10

Pedro Strop

20

31.5

-11.5

Jorge Soler

46

61

-15

Kyle Hendricks

22

37

-15

Justin Grimm

10.5

27

-16.5

Addison Russell

49.5

67

-17.5

Starlin Castro

52

72

-20

David Ross

4

25.5

-21.5