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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 11

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A rainy Sunday loss leads to a Hero podium that was somewhat... blah.

Well, there were no photos available of the Billy Goat, so let's just go with a picture of a happy Kris Bryant.
Well, there were no photos available of the Billy Goat, so let's just go with a picture of a happy Kris Bryant.
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From the "Bizarro World" files: There was only one pitcher on Sunday who had a positive WPA.

And that was Edwin Jackson.

Uh... hmm.

Graphs for Game 11 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 11 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 11:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

E Jackson

2

1

0

0

0

0

0.14

.017

J Lester

5.1

6

1

3

2

4

1.09

-.012

B Schlitter

0.2

1

0

0

0

1

2.56

-.074

J Motte

1

2

1

2

0

0

0.78

-.182

Total

9

10

2

5

2

5

1

-.252

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

S Castro

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.27

.051

K Bryant

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.86

.041

D Fowler

5

1

2

0

0

0

0

0.73

.031

D Ross

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1.77

.029

C Denorfia

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.14

.009

J Soler

5

1

1

0

1

0

2

0.87

.003

C Coghlan

4

0

1

0

1

0

2

1.44

-.036

M Montero

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.77

-.037

A Alcantara

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.18

-.058

J Herrera

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.91

-.066

A Rizzo

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.94

-.088

J Lester

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

2.63

-.127

Total

35

2

7

0

2

2

8

1.1

-.248

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 - Starlin Castro (.051). Another table-setter award in this game with his big play being the single in the third to put runners on the corners. As you can tell from that statement, the Hero list was pretty uneventful on Sunday.
  • Hero - Kris Bryant (.041). Exhibit Two: A beanball and a double with nobody on.
  • Sidekick - Dexter Fowler (.031). Exhibit Three: Two singles, one of them a bunt, and an assist to Matt Kemp for his error to move Fowler up a base.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jason Motte (-.182). This was not a good series for the bullpen.
  • Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.088). Gets bumped up a notch as a result of the -.127 put up hitting by Jon Lester.
  • Kid - Brian Schlitter (-.074). And that allowed yet another member of the bullpen to take the podium on Sunday.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 11 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

1

4

1

12

Dexter Fowler

3

0

1

10

Jorge Soler

1

1

1

6

Kris Bryant

1

1

0

5

Starlin Castro

1

0

2

5

Phil Coke

1

0

0

3

Jake Arrieta

1

0

0

3

x-Matt Szczur

1

0

0

3

Travis Wood

1

0

0

3

Jonathan Herrera

0

1

1

3

Hector Rondon

0

1

0.5

2.5

Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

Jason Hammel

0

1

0

2

Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

Zac Rosscup

0

0

1

1

Chris Coghlan

0

0

1

1

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Jason Motte

0

0

1

1

Pedro Strop

0

0

0.5

0.5

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Chris Coghlan

1

3

0

9

Dexter Fowler

1

2

0

7

Anthony Rizzo

1

2

0

7

Jon Lester

2

0

0

6

Miguel Montero

1

1

0

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

Brian Schlitter

1

0

1

4

Jorge Soler

0

1

2

4

Kyle Hendricks

1

0

0

3

Hector Rondon

1

0

0

3

Jason Motte

1

0

0

3

Starlin Castro

0

0

3

3

Kris Bryant

0

1

0

2

Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Phil Coke

0

0

1

1

Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

12

7

5

Dexter Fowler

10

7

3

Kris Bryant

5

2

3

Jake Arrieta

3

0

3

x-Matt Szczur

3

0

3

Travis Wood

3

0

3

Jonathan Herrera

3

0

3

Jorge Soler

6

4

2

Starlin Castro

5

3

2

Phil Coke

3

1

2

Jason Hammel

2

0

2

Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

Zac Rosscup

1

0

1

Pedro Strop

0.5

0

0.5

Welington Castillo

2

2

0

David Ross

1

1

0

Hector Rondon

2.5

3

-0.5

x-Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

Jason Motte

1

3

-2

Kyle Hendricks

0

3

-3

Brian Schlitter

0

4

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Miguel Montero

0

5

-5

Jon Lester

0

6

-6

Chris Coghlan

1

9

-8

The top of the plus/minus chart turns into a giant jumble with Rizzo moving down and Fowler moving up.