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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 16

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After five games away from either podium, Anthony Rizzo returns to the top of the Heroes on Friday night.

Hey, welcome back to the Hero podium! Glad to see you again!
Hey, welcome back to the Hero podium! Glad to see you again!
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

I'm guessing he just wanted to share the podium with everyone else on the Cubs.  After showing up there nine times in the first 11 games, there might have been some podium envy going on.

Graphs for Game 16 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 16 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 16:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

Z Rosscup

1.1

0

0

0

0

3

2.1

.207

G Germen

1.1

1

0

0

1

2

2.46

.127

J Motte

1

1

0

0

2

0

3.93

.118

H Rondon

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.18

.013

P Coke

0.1

1

0

0

0

0

1.77

-.042

J Lester

6

5

0

3

1

10

1

-.143

Total

11

8

0

3

4

16

1.59

.280

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

2

3

1

2

1

0

1.85

.567

J Herrera

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

4.62

.332

C Coghlan

3

1

1

1

1

0

0

1.33

.164

K Bryant

4

1

2

0

0

1

0

1.7

.098

T Wood

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.18

.004

D Fowler

5

1

1

0

0

0

2

1.24

-.006

M Montero

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

2.18

-.052

J Lester

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.78

-.055

A Russell

5

0

0

0

0

0

4

0.9

-.107

W Castillo

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

3.93

-.117

D Ross

5

0

1

0

2

0

0

1.97

-.147

J Soler

5

0

0

0

0

0

3

1.24

-.166

S Castro

4

1

0

0

0

1

2

1.74

-.294

Total

42

7

9

2

7

3

14

1.57

.220

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 (.567). Is an on-base percentage of .493 any good? Oh, and that's the fourth time a Cub hitter has posted a WPA of .550 or above this season compared to once all of last year.
  • Hero - Jonathan Herrera (.332). The Statistical Anomaly strikes again!
  • Sidekick - Zac Rosscup (.207). The strikeout of Jay Bruce to end the eighth was huge.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Starlin Castro (-.294). The whiff in the ninth with runners on second and third sank him. Unfortunately, WPA doesn't care if you're facing Aroldis Chapman.
  • Goat - Jorge Soler (-.166). As J.D. said in the 11th inning, he's going through a bit of a rough patch.
  • Kid - David Ross (-.147). Same thing as Castro above with his foulout to end the ninth.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 16 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

2

4

1

15

Dexter Fowler

3

0

2

11

Starlin Castro

2

1

3

11

Kris Bryant

2

2

0

10

Jonathan Herrera

1

2

1

8

Jorge Soler

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

Zac Rosscup

0

0

2

2

Kyle Hendricks

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

Jorge Soler

0

2

3

7

Jon Lester

2

0

0

6

Starlin Castro

1

0

3

6

Miguel Montero

1

1

0

5

Jason Motte

1

1

0

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

Kris Bryant

0

1

0

2

Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

David Ross

0

0

2

2

Jonathan Herrera

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

15

7

8

Kris Bryant

10

2

8

Jonathan Herrera

8

1

7

Starlin Castro

11

6

5

Jake Arrieta

5

0

5

x-Matt Szczur

3

0

3

Travis Wood

3

0

3

Dexter Fowler

11

9

2

Zac Rosscup

2

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

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

Jorge Soler

6

7

-1

Jason Hammel

2

3

-1

David Ross

1

2

-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

Rizzo returns to the top of the plus/minus chart, while Herrera continues his improbable climb to the top of the mountain.