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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Games 93 & 94

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Here's the recap of the Wednesday doubleheader split against the Reds.

"Hey Taylor, what do you think about taking the top two Hero spots in the second game?" "Okay, let's do it."
"Hey Taylor, what do you think about taking the top two Hero spots in the second game?" "Okay, let's do it."
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Similar to the Cubs' last doubleheader against the Cardinals, I won't be including each game's stats here in the interest of keeping the piece a bit shorter. The stats can can be found at the included Fangraphs links for those that are interested.

Also, no polls today, but feel free to leave your votes in the comments.

Graphs for Game 93 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 93 Chart 2015

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, GAME 93:

  • Superhero - Kyle Schwarber (.107). When you drive in the only run in a blowout game, the top step is yours pretty much by default.
  • Hero - Addison Russell (.020). All it took was a double in his first at-bat...
  • Sidekick - Chris Coghlan (.003). ...and all it took for him was to be the only other player that was above zero. There have been much worse hero podiums than this; trust me on that one.

THE THREE GOATS, GAME 93:

  • Billy Goat - Kyle Hendricks (-.306). Two doubles in an inning wouldn't be so bad... if they didn't follow two infield hits, an error, and a walk.
  • Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.135). Done in by the inning-ending double play in the third with runners on the corners.
  • Kid - Jorge Soler (-.063). Although he wasn't the only other 0-for-4 in the game (I'm looking at you, Chris Denorfia), his first out came when the game was still scoreless.

And, for the nightcap...

Graphs for Game 94 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 94 Chart 2015

THE THREE HEROES, GAME 94:

  • Superhero - Taylor Teagarden (.354). For those of you who had "Taylor Teagarden with a game-winning single against Aroldis Chapman" on their Cubs' Bingo cards, here's your eleventy billion dollars.
  • Hero - Jason Motte (.168). Showed some great stuff with a couple of whiffs in his save.
  • Sidekick - Dexter Fowler (.160). A 2-for-5 day is always good, but it was the stolen base in the ninth that got him the final podium spot.

THE THREE GOATS, GAME 94:

  • Billy Goat - Dallas Beeler (-.339). The first inning wasn't so bad. And then there was the second inning.
  • Goat - Starlin Castro (-.162). Maybe there's some WPA karma here since his error was part of the second inning mess.
  • Kid - Chris Coghlan (-.115). Came into the game later and struck out both times that he came to the plate. Not necessarily the worst thing in the world, but when the game's tied and there are runners on base, then things tend to get magnified a bit.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 94 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Rizzo falls under the plus-40 mark for the first time in just over a month, while Castro becomes the first member this season of the minus-20 club.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

11

18

4

73

Kris Bryant

9

8

6

49

Jake Arrieta

9.5

3

0.5

35

Dexter Fowler

6

4

9

35

Addison Russell

6

4.5

6.5

33.5

x-Miguel Montero

6.5

5.5

0

30.5

Starlin Castro

3

6

9

30

Chris Coghlan

6

2

6

28

Jorge Soler

3

8

2

27

Jason Hammel

6

2

0

22

Hector Rondon

0

7.5

6

21

Jon Lester

6

0

2

20

Kyle Hendricks

5

0

2

17

Kyle Schwarber

5

0

0

15

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

Travis Wood

1

4

3.5

14.5

Pedro Strop

1

0

8.5

11.5

Jason Motte

0

2.5

5.5

10.5

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

Justin Grimm

0

1

4.5

6.5

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

Taylor Teagarden

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

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

x-Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

x-Clayton Richard

0

0

1

1

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

8

7

13

51

Jorge Soler

5

9

8

41

Addison Russell

2

13

6

38

Dexter Fowler

5

7.5

6.5

36.5

Anthony Rizzo

5

8

4

35

Kris Bryant

5

6

7

34

Chris Coghlan

2

7

12

32

x-Miguel Montero

3

6

6

27

Pedro Strop

7

2

0

25

Kyle Hendricks

6

1

0

20

Jon Lester

5

1

1

18

Justin Grimm

2

4

3

17

Hector Rondon

4

2

0

16

Jason Hammel

3

3

0

15

David Ross

1

3.5

3.5

13.5

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-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Chris Denorfia

2

1

2

10

Jonathan Herrera

1

1

4

9

Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

x-Mike Baxter

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-Matt Szczur

0

1

3

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

x-Donn Roach

1

0

0

3

x-Gonzalez Germen

1

0

0

3

x-Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

1

3

x-Clayton Richard

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

73

35

38

Jake Arrieta

35

13

22

Kris Bryant

49

34

15

Kyle Schwarber

15

3

12

Jason Hammel

22

15

7

Jonathan Herrera

15

9

6

Hector Rondon

21

16

5

Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

x-Matt Szczur

9

5

4

x-Miguel Montero

30.5

27

3.5

Travis Wood

14.5

11

3.5

Jason Motte

10.5

7

3.5

James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Jon Lester

20

18

2

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

x-Clayton Richard

1

2

-1

Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

Dexter Fowler

35

36.5

-1.5

Chris Denorfia

8.5

10

-1.5

Kyle Hendricks

17

20

-3

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

Dallas Beeler

0

3

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Chris Coghlan

28

32

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Addison Russell

33.5

38

-4.5

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Justin Grimm

6.5

17

-10.5

David Ross

1

13.5

-12.5

Pedro Strop

11.5

25

-13.5

Jorge Soler

27

41

-14

Starlin Castro

30

51

-21