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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 49

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It's another strong day for the pitching staff with everyone posting a positive WPA and Jason Hammel taking the top step on Monday night's Hero podium.

Congrats on the new career high, Jason!
Congrats on the new career high, Jason!
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Since we've crossed into June, it's time for another look at the total WPA numbers for each player.  The total WPA numbers are included on the plus/minus chart and do not include the WPA totals from Monday night's game.

Graphs for Game 49 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 49 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 49:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Hammel

6.2

5

0

1

0

11

0.93

.242

J Russell

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

1.91

.052

P Strop

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.5

.024

T Wood

1

0

0

0

1

2

0.19

.015

Total

9

6

0

1

1

13

0.84

.332

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

1

1

0

0.72

.140

A Russell

3

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.61

.093

K Bryant

4

1

1

0

1

1

2

0.84

.083

J Hammel

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.83

.031

M Baxter

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.1

.003

C Coghlan

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

0.37

-.004

S Castro

4

1

1

1

1

0

1

0.45

-.007

D Fowler

4

2

1

0

0

1

2

0.56

-.028

J Soler

4

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.73

-.059

M Montero

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.55

-.083

Total

34

5

8

1

5

4

7

0.62

.168

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 - Jason Hammel (.242). Set a new career high on Monday night with 11 strikeouts in a game, passing his previous best of 10 that he had accomplished three times with the Orioles and Rockies.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.140). So far this season he's been on the Hero podium close to 40 percent of the time. That might be good.
  • Sidekick - Addison Russell (.093). Mostly due to his run-scoring single in the fourth.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Miguel Montero (-.083). The podium slump continues as he now has five straight Goat podium appearances.
  • Goat - Jorge Soler (-.059). Even sadder news: He's now looking up at Chris Coghlan.
  • Kid - Dexter Fowler (-.028). Got on base twice but they were both wiped out by his foulout in the second with two runners in scoring position.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 49 / TOTAL WPA THROUGH GAME 48 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Rizzo continues to add to his lead at the top of the chart, while Soler falls below Coghlan and takes over the seat in the basement.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

7

11

1

44

Kris Bryant

4

7

5

31

Dexter Fowler

6

2

4

26

Jorge Soler

2

6

1

19

Miguel Montero

4.5

2.5

0

18.5

Addison Russell

3

1

5

16

Starlin Castro

2

3

4

16

Jake Arrieta

3.5

1.5

0

13.5

Jason Hammel

3

2

0

13

Hector Rondon

0

4

3.5

11.5

Chris Coghlan

2

0

4

10

Jon Lester

3

0

0

9

Zac Rosscup

2

0

3

9

Kyle Hendricks

2

0

2

8

Jonathan Herrera

1

2

1

8

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

Travis Wood

1

0

1.5

4.5

James Russell

0

2

0

4

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

Pedro Strop

0

0

3.5

3.5

x-Matt Szczur

1

0

0

3

x-Brian Schlitter

0

1

1

3

Jason Motte

0

0

3

3

x-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

Junior Lake

0

1

0

2

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Jorge Soler

4

8

4

32

Starlin Castro

5

2

7

26

Dexter Fowler

3

5

3

22

Chris Coghlan

2

5

5

21

Kris Bryant

3

2

2

15

Pedro Strop

4

1

0

14

Miguel Montero

2

2

4

14

Addison Russell

0

5

3

13

Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

Anthony Rizzo

1

4

1

12

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Jake Arrieta

3

0

1

10

Hector Rondon

3

0

0

9

Travis Wood

2

1

1

9

Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

Jon Lester

2

0

1

7

Jason Motte

1

2

0

7

Jason Hammel

1

2

0

7

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

David Ross

0

2

2

6

Kyle Hendricks

1

1

0

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

x-Matt Szczur

0

1

2

4

Justin Grimm

0

1

2

4

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

0

0

3

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

Junior Lake

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Tot WPA

Anthony Rizzo

44

12

32

3.76

Kris Bryant

31

15

16

2.69

Jason Hammel

13

7

6

0.29

Jonathan Herrera

8

2

6

0.33

Miguel Montero

18.5

14

4.5

0.57

Dexter Fowler

26

22

4

0.69

Jake Arrieta

13.5

10

3.5

0.10

Addison Russell

16

13

3

0.13

Kyle Hendricks

8

5

3

0.37

Hector Rondon

11.5

9

2.5

1.08

x-Chris Denorfia

2.5

0

2.5

-0.02

Jon Lester

9

7

2

0.18

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

3

2

0.32

James Russell

4

2

2

0.37

Junior Lake

2

1

1

-0.13

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

-0.07

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

-0.02

x-Matt Szczur

3

4

-1

-0.11

x-Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

0.09

Justin Grimm

2.5

4

-1.5

0.08

Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

-0.17

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

-0.16

Jason Motte

3

7

-4

0.06

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

-0.42

Travis Wood

4.5

9

-4.5

-0.88

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

-0.49

David Ross

1

6

-5

-0.68

x-Brian Schlitter

3

10

-7

-1.10

Edwin Jackson

0

8

-8

-0.66

Starlin Castro

16

26

-10

-0.45

Pedro Strop

3.5

14

-10.5

-0.22

Chris Coghlan

10

21

-11

-0.65

Jorge Soler

19

32

-13

-0.31