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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 62

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It was one of those kinds of games on Tuesday night, with the chart that drops off of a cliff and never comes back.

Well, at least he looked fierce.
Well, at least he looked fierce.
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Anyone who has been following this feature long enough should know that the Hero podium for this game is going to be an ugly bunch.  Rest assured, though:  The dreaded anti-hero will not be making an appearance.

But it came pretty close.

Graphs for Game 62 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 62 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 62:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Russell

1

2

0

0

1

0

0.08

.003

J Grimm

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0.02

.001

Z Rosscup

0.1

2

0

1

1

0

0.02

-.003

E Jackson

2

2

0

1

0

0

0.16

-.007

J Arrieta

5

3

1

4

6

6

0.71

-.220

Total

9

9

1

6

8

7

0.44

-.227

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Russell

3

0

2

0

0

0

1

0.45

.054

K Schwarber

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.06

-.001

M Baxter

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.19

-.005

S Castro

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.5

-.007

D Fowler

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.9

-.015

C Denorfia

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.39

-.019

K Bryant

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.86

-.028

J Arrieta

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.82

-.042

A Rizzo

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.95

-.047

C Coghlan

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.51

-.048

M Montero

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.58

-.116

Total

30

0

4

0

0

3

9

0.72

-.273

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 - Addison Russell (.054). Wins almost by default courtesy of two hits.
  • Hero - James Russell (.003). Well, if Russell makes it by virtue of not giving up a run while he was on the mound, then that means...
  • Sidekick - Justin Grimm (.001). ...also gets a spot for the same accomplishment.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jake Arrieta (-.220). Fun Fact: Tuesday night was only the second time in Arrieta's career that he allowed more than five walks; the first time was on July 31, 2011.
  • Goat - Miguel Montero (-.116). Probably would have been a much closer race for the second stair if not for his inning-ending whiff with the bases loaded in the third.
  • Kid - Chris Coghlan (-.048). Unfortunately for him the shot he took off of his elbow in the ninth didn't deflect the needle at all.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 62 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Most of the movement occurs in the middle on Tuesday, with Arrieta, Montero, and Russell of the Addison variety all separated by less than a point in the race for fifth place on the plus/minus chart.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

8

15

1

55

Kris Bryant

6

7

6

38

Dexter Fowler

6

2

5

27

Miguel Montero

5.5

4.5

0

25.5

Starlin Castro

3

4

6

23

Addison Russell

4

1.5

5.5

20.5

x-Jorge Soler

2

6

1

19

Jake Arrieta

4.5

2

0.5

18

Chris Coghlan

4

0

5

17

Jason Hammel

4

2

0

16

Hector Rondon

0

5

3.5

13.5

Jon Lester

3

0

1

10

Zac Rosscup

2

0

3

9

Pedro Strop

1

0

5.5

8.5

Kyle Hendricks

2

0

2

8

Jonathan Herrera

1

2

1

8

Travis Wood

1

1

2.5

7.5

James Russell

0

3

1

7

x-Matt Szczur

2

0

0

6

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

2

1

5

Jason Motte

0

1

3

5

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

Justin Grimm

0

0

3.5

3.5

Chris Denorfia

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

Starlin Castro

6

3

8

32

x-Jorge Soler

4

8

4

32

Chris Coghlan

2

6

8

26

Dexter Fowler

3

5.5

5.5

25.5

Kris Bryant

3

4

3

20

Miguel Montero

2

5

4

20

Anthony Rizzo

2

6

1

19

Addison Russell

0

5

5

15

Pedro Strop

4

1

0

14

Hector Rondon

4

1

0

14

Jon Lester

4

0

1

13

Jake Arrieta

4

0

1

13

Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

Kyle Hendricks

3

1

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Tsuyoshi Wada

3

0

0

9

Travis Wood

2

1

1

9

Jason Hammel

1

3

0

9

Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

David Ross

0

2.5

2.5

7.5

Jason Motte

1

2

0

7

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

Justin Grimm

0

2

3

7

James Russell

1

1

0

5

x-Junior Lake

1

0

2

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

x-Matt Szczur

0

1

2

4

Mike Baxter

1

0

0

3

x-Gonzalez Germen

1

0

0

3

x-Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

Jonathan Herrera

0

0

2

2

Chris Denorfia

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

55

19

36

Kris Bryant

38

20

18

Jason Hammel

16

9

7

Jonathan Herrera

8

2

6

Miguel Montero

25.5

20

5.5

Addison Russell

20.5

15

5.5

Jake Arrieta

18

13

5

James Russell

7

5

2

x-Matt Szczur

6

4

2

Dexter Fowler

27

25.5

1.5

Chris Denorfia

2.5

1

1.5

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Hector Rondon

13.5

14

-0.5

x-Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

Travis Wood

7.5

9

-1.5

Jason Motte

5

7

-2

Jon Lester

10

13

-3

Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

Kyle Hendricks

8

11

-3

Mike Baxter

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Justin Grimm

3.5

7

-3.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

9

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Pedro Strop

8.5

14

-5.5

David Ross

1

7.5

-6.5

Edwin Jackson

0

8

-8

Starlin Castro

23

32

-9

Chris Coghlan

17

26

-9

x-Jorge Soler

19

32

-13