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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 86

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With one game left until the All-Star festivities, Heroes and Goats takes a break a day early.

"Who wants the Hero podium today? Nobody? Okay, I'll take it again."
"Who wants the Hero podium today? Nobody? Okay, I'll take it again."
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed (or don't read) Cub Tracks, I will be heading out of town to visit the two Six Flags parks in Texas with my two daughters for a week of roller coasters, water rides, and other assorted fun and entertainment. Cub Tracks will continue on next week, but Heroes and Goats will be on break until my return next Sunday. The next installment of Heroes and Goats will be Monday morning, July 20, picking up again with the recap for the series finale against the Atlanta Braves.

Graphs for Game 86 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 86 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 86:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

N Ramirez

1

1

0

0

1

0

0.1

.005

E Jackson

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.04

.003

J Lester

7

7

0

4

0

8

0.59

-.141

Total

9

9

0

4

1

9

0.47

-.133

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

3

0

2

0

0

1

1

0.78

.099

J Herrera

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0.44

.035

S Castro

3

1

1

0

0

1

2

0.79

.029

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.05

-.001

A Russell

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.03

-.006

C Denorfia

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.75

-.009

M Montero

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.3

-.030

J Lester

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.93

-.050

D Fowler

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.03

-.078

T Teagarden

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.01

-.081

J Soler

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.11

-.112

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

1.48

-.163

Total

33

1

6

0

1

2

11

0.96

-.367

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 (.099). Maybe he just looked around and said "Well, if no one else wants it, I'll take it again."
  • Hero - Jonathan Herrera (.035). Some days, all you need is one at-bat.
  • Sidekick - Starlin Castro (.029). I'm pretty sure there's a fruit basket heading to Tyler Flowers for the dropped third strike in the fourth.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Kris Bryant (-.163). Some days you face Chris Sale and strike out three times. That's baseball.
  • Goat - Jon Lester (-.141). The fact that he gave up five runs and didn't take the top of the Goat podium is impressive in its own right.
  • Kid - Jorge Soler (-.112). The silver lining to his 0-for-4 day: there were no strikeouts in it.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 86 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Bryant falls back into a two-way tie for second place while Soler and Castro once again switch spots in the cellar.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

11

18

3

72

Kris Bryant

9

7

6

47

Dexter Fowler

6

4

7

33

Miguel Montero

6.5

5.5

0

30.5

Addison Russell

6

3.5

5.5

30.5

Starlin Castro

3

6

9

30

Jake Arrieta

7.5

3

0.5

29

Chris Coghlan

6

2

5

27

Jason Hammel

6

2

0

22

Jorge Soler

2

7

1

21

Jon Lester

5

0

2

17

Kyle Hendricks

5

0

2

17

Hector Rondon

0

6

4.5

16.5

Jonathan Herrera

1

4

2

13

Travis Wood

1

3

3.5

12.5

Pedro Strop

1

0

8.5

11.5

x-Matt Szczur

2

1

1

9

x-Zac Rosscup

2

0

3

9

Chris Denorfia

1

1

3.5

8.5

James Russell

0

3

1.5

7.5

Jason Motte

0

1

5

7

Justin Grimm

0

1

4.5

6.5

x-Kyle Schwarber

2

0

0

6

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

2

1

5

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

Edwin Jackson

0

1

1

3

Taylor Teagarden

0

1

0

2

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

Clayton Richard

0

0

1

1

x-David Ross

0

0

1

1

x-Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

8

6

11

47

Jorge Soler

5

9

6

39

Dexter Fowler

5

6.5

6.5

34.5

Addison Russell

2

11

6

34

Kris Bryant

5

5

6

31

Chris Coghlan

2

7

11

31

Miguel Montero

3

6

6

27

Anthony Rizzo

3

7

3

26

Pedro Strop

6

1

0

20

Jon Lester

5

1

1

18

Kyle Hendricks

5

1

0

17

Hector Rondon

4

2

0

16

Jason Hammel

3

3

0

15

Justin Grimm

1

4

3

14

Jake Arrieta

4

0

1

13

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

x-Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

Travis Wood

2

1

3

11

x-David Ross

0

3.5

3.5

10.5

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

Mike Baxter

2

1

0

8

Jason Motte

1

2

0

7

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

Chris Denorfia

1

1

2

7

Jonathan Herrera

1

0

4

7

James Russell

1

1

0

5

x-Junior Lake

1

0

2

5

x-Matt Szczur

0

1

3

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

x-Donn Roach

1

0

0

3

x-Gonzalez Germen

1

0

0

3

x-Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

Clayton Richard

0

1

0

2

x-Kyle Schwarber

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

72

26

46

Kris Bryant

47

31

16

Jake Arrieta

29

13

16

Jason Hammel

22

15

7

Jonathan Herrera

13

7

6

x-Matt Szczur

9

5

4

x-Kyle Schwarber

6

2

4

Miguel Montero

30.5

27

3.5

James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Taylor Teagarden

2

0

2

Travis Wood

12.5

11

1.5

Chris Denorfia

8.5

7

1.5

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

x-Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

Hector Rondon

16.5

16

0.5

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Kyle Hendricks

17

17

0

Jason Motte

7

7

0

Jon Lester

17

18

-1

Clayton Richard

1

2

-1

Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

Dexter Fowler

33

34.5

-1.5

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Addison Russell

30.5

34

-3.5

Chris Coghlan

27

31

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Justin Grimm

6.5

14

-7.5

Pedro Strop

11.5

20

-8.5

x-David Ross

1

10.5

-9.5

Starlin Castro

30

47

-17

Jorge Soler

21

39

-18