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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 15

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An unfamiliar face finds his way to the top of the Heroes and an all-too-familiar face lands back at the top of the Goats.

Wait, who's this guy at the top of the Hero podium?
Wait, who's this guy at the top of the Hero podium?
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I know, I know; I shouldn't be so hard on Edwin Jackson. But honestly, there are still grooves in the top of the thing that fit his feet perfectly.

Graphs for Game 15 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 15 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 15:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

B Schlitter

1

1

0

1

0

2

2.11

.140

K Hendricks

5.1

5

1

3

0

2

0.86

.028

J Motte

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.39

.026

P Coke

0.2

1

0

0

1

1

2.05

-.142

E Jackson

0

2

0

0

1

0

2.63

-.418

Total

8

10

1

4

2

7

1.24

-.366

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Herrera

3

0

1

0

2

0

1

1.31

.160

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.77

.009

W Castillo

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

1.55

.009

K Bryant

3

0

0

0

1

1

2

1.14

-.007

S Castro

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

-.018

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.33

-.033

J Soler

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

1.07

-.050

C Denorfia

4

1

2

0

0

0

2

1.11

-.059

A Russell

4

1

1

0

1

0

2

1.25

-.069

K Hendricks

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

1.08

-.076

Total

32

4

8

0

4

3

12

1.14

-.134

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 - Jonathan Herrera (.160). His stats may scream "meh", but the guy's been a WPA dandy so far. Yes, I know; only 15 games into the season and all that.
  • Hero - Brian Schlitter (.140). Cleaned up a huge mess in the sixth inning. Could have taken the top step if not for the double he allowed in the seventh.
  • Sidekick - Kyle Hendricks (.028). Had some nice innings in there before he ran out of gas.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Edwin Jackson (-.418). Sure, he had a little help from his friends. But he still caused a lot of it himself.
  • Goat - Phil Coke (-.142). Beaten by the defensive shift behind him.
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.069). Bumped up to the final stair replacing Hendricks' -.076 hitting.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 15 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

1

4

1

12

Dexter Fowler

3

0

2

11

Starlin Castro

2

1

3

11

Kris Bryant

2

2

0

10

Jorge Soler

1

1

1

6

Jonathan Herrera

1

1

1

6

Jake Arrieta

1

1

0

5

Hector Rondon

0

1

1.5

3.5

Phil Coke

1

0

0

3

x-Matt Szczur

1

0

0

3

Travis Wood

1

0

0

3

Miguel Montero

1

0

0

3

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

Jason Hammel

0

1

0

2

Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

Brian Schlitter

0

1

0

2

Kyle Hendricks

0

0

1

1

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

2

3

1

13

Dexter Fowler

1

3

0

9

Brian Schlitter

2

0

1

7

Anthony Rizzo

1

2

0

7

Jon Lester

2

0

0

6

Miguel Montero

1

1

0

5

Jason Motte

1

1

0

5

Jorge Soler

0

1

3

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

Kyle Hendricks

1

0

0

3

Hector Rondon

1

0

0

3

Jason Hammel

1

0

0

3

Edwin Jackson

1

0

0

3

Addison Russell

0

1

1

3

Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

Starlin Castro

0

0

3

3

Kris Bryant

0

1

0

2

Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

Jonathan Herrera

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

David Ross

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Starlin Castro

11

3

8

Kris Bryant

10

2

8

Anthony Rizzo

12

7

5

Jonathan Herrera

6

1

5

Jake Arrieta

5

0

5

x-Matt Szczur

3

0

3

Travis Wood

3

0

3

Dexter Fowler

11

9

2

Jorge Soler

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

Zac Rosscup

1

0

1

Hector Rondon

3.5

3

0.5

Pedro Strop

0.5

0

0.5

Phil Coke

3

3

0

Welington Castillo

2

2

0

David Ross

1

1

0

Jason Hammel

2

3

-1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

Miguel Montero

3

5

-2

Kyle Hendricks

1

3

-2

Addison Russell

0

3

-3

Edwin Jackson

0

3

-3

Jason Motte

1

5

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Brian Schlitter

2

7

-5

Jon Lester

0

6

-6

Chris Coghlan

1

13

-12

Herrera picks up his first Superhero award of the season and pushes himself into the logjam near the top of the plus/minus chart.