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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 67

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Absolutely no doubt about it: Jake Arrieta takes the Superhero on Sunday in a landslide.

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Fun Fact: The game score of 86 posted by Jake Arrieta marks the third time in his career that he has had a game score of 86 or higher. The previous two were in 2014 on June 30 and September 16.

Graphs for Game 67 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 67 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 67:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

9

4

0

0

0

7

0.76

.468

Total

9

4

0

0

0

7

0.76

.468

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

2

2

1

1

1

0

0.65

.158

S Castro

4

1

3

0

1

0

0

0.76

.077

C Coghlan

5

1

2

0

0

0

1

0.76

.069

K Schwarber

4

1

1

0

2

1

2

0.71

.017

M Montero

5

0

2

0

0

0

1

0.66

.015

C Denorfia

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.83

-.042

A Russell

2

1

1

0

0

2

0

0.9

-.044

K Bryant

5

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.79

-.088

D Fowler

5

1

1

1

4

0

2

1.11

-.129

Total

37

8

12

2

8

5

10

0.79

.032

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 - Jake Arrieta (.468). Another fun fact: The .468 WPA in this game for Arrieta is the second-highest of his career, trailing only the .470 WPA from his previously mentioned start on June 30, 2014.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.158). And the hits just keep on coming.
  • Sidekick - Starlin Castro (.077). After two consecutive days of being nominated the Player (and Non-Player) of the Game while missing the podium, I guess he decided it was time to actually find his way to a stair.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.129). Something about grand slams and Goat podiums lately...
  • Goat - Kris Bryant (-.088). Rough day at the office for Bryant, recording the second 0-for-5 of his career.
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.044). A pretty good day overall with a single and two walks, but the infield fly with the bases loaded in the second wiped all of it out.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 67 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

The lead at the top of the chart balloons to 30 points as Rizzo and Bryant once again move in opposite directions.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

9

17

1

62

Kris Bryant

6

7

6

38

Dexter Fowler

6

2

6

28

Miguel Montero

5.5

5.5

0

27.5

Starlin Castro

3

5

7

26

Addison Russell

4

2.5

5.5

22.5

Jake Arrieta

5.5

2

0.5

21

x-Jorge Soler

2

6

1

19

Chris Coghlan

4

0

5

17

Jason Hammel

4

2

0

16

Hector Rondon

0

5

3.5

13.5

Jon Lester

4

0

1

13

x-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

Kyle Schwarber

2

0

0

6

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

Jason Motte

0

1

4

6

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

2

1

5

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

Justin Grimm

0

0

3.5

3.5

Chris Denorfia

0

0

3.5

3.5

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Edwin Jackson

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

7

3

8

35

x-Jorge Soler

4

8

4

32

Dexter Fowler

4

5.5

6.5

29.5

Chris Coghlan

2

7

8

28

Kris Bryant

4

5

4

26

Anthony Rizzo

2

6

2

20

Miguel Montero

2

5

4

20

Addison Russell

0

5

6

16

Pedro Strop

4

1

0

14

Hector Rondon

4

1

0

14

Kyle Hendricks

4

1

0

14

Jon Lester

4

0

1

13

Jake Arrieta

4

0

1

13

x-Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

Jason Hammel

2

3

0

12

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

David Ross

0

3.5

2.5

9.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

3

0

0

9

Travis Wood

2

1

1

9

Justin Grimm

0

3

3

9

Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

Jason Motte

1

2

0

7

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

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

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

0

2

Jonathan Herrera

0

0

2

2

Chris Denorfia

0

0

2

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

62

20

42

Kris Bryant

38

26

12

Jake Arrieta

21

13

8

Miguel Montero

27.5

20

7.5

Addison Russell

22.5

16

6.5

Jonathan Herrera

8

2

6

Jason Hammel

16

12

4

Kyle Schwarber

6

2

4

James Russell

7

5

2

x-Matt Szczur

6

4

2

Chris Denorfia

3.5

2

1.5

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Jon Lester

13

13

0

Hector Rondon

13.5

14

-0.5

Jason Motte

6

7

-1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

Dexter Fowler

28

29.5

-1.5

Travis Wood

7.5

9

-1.5

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

Mike Baxter

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

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

Justin Grimm

3.5

9

-5.5

Kyle Hendricks

8

14

-6

Edwin Jackson

1

8

-7

David Ross

1

9.5

-8.5

Starlin Castro

26

35

-9

Chris Coghlan

17

28

-11

x-Jorge Soler

19

32

-13