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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 57

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In a win where just about everybody played a part, Chris Coghlan comes out on top of the Hero podium for the second night in a row.

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And this one wasn't a cheapie for him, either.

Graphs for Game 57 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 57 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 57:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

6

8

1

3

1

8

0.71

.108

J Grimm

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.03

.002

Z Rosscup

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.01

.001

T Wood

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

Total

9

10

1

3

1

11

0.51

.111

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

5

2

2

1

3

0

0

0.62

.200

A Russell

4

1

1

0

1

1

2

0.61

.108

D Fowler

5

1

2

0

1

1

1

0.6

.073

M Baxter

3

3

2

0

0

2

1

0.43

.054

M Montero

5

2

3

1

3

0

0

0.62

.031

C Denorfia

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

0.85

.009

J Lake

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

S Castro

5

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.46

-.016

K Bryant

3

1

0

0

0

1

2

0.47

-.030

A Rizzo

6

1

2

0

2

0

1

0.44

-.038

Total

41

12

15

2

11

5

10

0.55

.389

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 - Chris Coghlan (.200). Remember the arcade game NBA Jam? Remember the announcer yelling "HE'S ON FIRE!!" when you made three shots in a row? That's Coghlan right now.
  • Hero / Sidekick tie - Jake Arrieta (.108). Cruised through the first four innings before slowing down in the fifth and sixth.
  • Hero / Sidekick tie - Addison Russell (.108). I'm pretty sure he leads the team in appearing on the Goat podium in one game and then the Hero podium in the next. It's almost a scary Jekyll-and-Hyde kind of thing with him.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.038). It's not often that you'll see a guy go 2-for-6, drive in two runs, and land on top of the Goat podium. It might just be a ploy on his part to keep the plus/minus chart from going haywire.
  • Goat - Kris Bryant (-.030). I'm guessing he'll get a bit of good-natured ribbing for being the only guy in the starting lineup to not get a hit. I mean, even Mike Baxter got two hits on Wednesday night.
  • Kid - Starlin Castro (-.016). I just put him here to see if I could drive up my comment count. (There's a pretty good chance that I'm kidding.)

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 57 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Rizzo and Bryant give some ground back at the top of the chart, while Coghlan continues his rise from the depths of the cellar.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

8

15

1

55

Kris Bryant

5

7

5

34

Dexter Fowler

6

2

5

27

Miguel Montero

4.5

3.5

0

20.5

x-Jorge Soler

2

6

1

19

Starlin Castro

2

4

5

19

Jake Arrieta

4.5

2

0.5

18

Addison Russell

3

1.5

5.5

17.5

Chris Coghlan

4

0

5

17

Jason Hammel

4

2

0

16

Hector Rondon

0

5

3.5

13.5

Jon Lester

3

0

0

9

Zac Rosscup

2

0

3

9

Kyle Hendricks

2

0

2

8

Jonathan Herrera

1

2

1

8

x-Matt Szczur

2

0

0

6

Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

Travis Wood

1

0

2.5

5.5

Pedro Strop

0

0

5.5

5.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

James Russell

0

2

0

4

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

1

1

3

Jason Motte

0

0

3

3

Chris Denorfia

0

0

2.5

2.5

Justin Grimm

0

0

2.5

2.5

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

x-Jorge Soler

4

8

4

32

Starlin Castro

6

2

8

30

Chris Coghlan

2

6

7

25

Dexter Fowler

3

5.5

4.5

24.5

Kris Bryant

3

4

2

19

Miguel Montero

2

4

4

18

Anthony Rizzo

2

4

1

15

Addison Russell

0

5

5

15

Pedro Strop

4

1

0

14

Jon Lester

4

0

1

13

Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

Hector Rondon

3

1

0

11

Kyle Hendricks

3

1

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Jake Arrieta

3

0

1

10

Travis Wood

2

1

1

9

Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

David Ross

0

2.5

2.5

7.5

Jason Motte

1

2

0

7

Jason Hammel

1

2

0

7

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

Justin Grimm

0

2

3

7

Tsuyoshi Wada

2

0

0

6

Junior Lake

1

0

1

4

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

x-Matt Szczur

0

1

2

4

x-Gonzalez Germen

1

0

0

3

x-Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

James Russell

0

1

0

2

Jonathan Herrera

0

0

2

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

55

15

40

Kris Bryant

34

19

15

Jason Hammel

16

7

9

Jake Arrieta

18

10

8

Jonathan Herrera

8

2

6

Dexter Fowler

27

24.5

2.5

Miguel Montero

20.5

18

2.5

Addison Russell

17.5

15

2.5

Hector Rondon

13.5

11

2.5

Chris Denorfia

2.5

0

2.5

x-Matt Szczur

6

4

2

Junior Lake

6

4

2

James Russell

4

2

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

6

-1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

Kyle Hendricks

8

11

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Travis Wood

5.5

9

-3.5

Jon Lester

9

13

-4

Jason Motte

3

7

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Justin Grimm

2.5

7

-4.5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

David Ross

1

7.5

-6.5

x-Brian Schlitter

3

10

-7

Chris Coghlan

17

25

-8

Edwin Jackson

0

8

-8

Pedro Strop

5.5

14

-8.5

Starlin Castro

19

30

-11

x-Jorge Soler

19

32

-13