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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 97

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It wasn't Jason Hammel's day, with his outing on Sunday registering as his worst Goat outing in a Cub uniform.

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Not only was Jason Hammel's outing on Sunday the worst that he's had as a Cub by WPA standards, it's the second-worst he's had in his entire career. The only game worse was while he was still with the Orioles on July 2, 2012.

Graphs for Game 97 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 97 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 97:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

D Ross

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Y Medina

3

6

1

3

2

3

0.04

-.008

T Wood

1.1

3

0

2

0

2

0.27

-.044

J Hammel

3.2

8

1

6

1

3

0.8

-.447

Total

9

17

2

11

3

8

0.4

-.499

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

D Fowler

2

2

1

1

1

1

0

0.44

.149

K Schwarber

2

0

1

0

0

2

0

0.59

.080

D Ross

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

0.02

.001

C Denorfia

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.01

.000

T Teagarden

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.03

-.001

J Herrera

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.04

-.002

S Castro

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.29

-.014

A Russell

3

1

1

1

2

0

0

0.28

-.019

C Coghlan

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.25

-.025

J Hammel

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.04

-.025

J Soler

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.32

-.030

K Bryant

3

0

0

0

1

0

3

0.69

-.055

A Rizzo

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.57

-.062

Total

30

5

6

3

5

3

8

0.39

-.001

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 - Dexter Fowler (.149). Takes the top step for the second day in a row, in large part due to his homer while the game was still close in the third.
  • Hero - Kyle Schwarber (.080). Just keeps on charging up the chart.
  • Sidekick - David Ross (.001). This step's getting dangerously close to being named the "Zero Step" as three of the past four games have featured players with a WPA of .003 or less to take it.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jason Hammel (-.447). There was still somewhat of a chance after the three runs he gave up in the first inning. The next set of three runs in the fourth somewhat changed that.
  • Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.062). The podium funk continues as his last four appearances have all been on the Goat side.
  • Kid - Kris Bryant (-.055). He and Rizzo are somewhat in sync here, as his last four appearances have also been with the Goats.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 97 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Schwarber and Bryan switch places on the chart, while Fowler continues his move toward the front of the peloton chasing the leaders.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

11

18

4

73

Kris Bryant

9

8

6

49

Dexter Fowler

8

4

9

41

Jake Arrieta

9.5

3

0.5

35

Addison Russell

6

4.5

6.5

33.5

Chris Coghlan

7

2

6

31

x-Miguel Montero

6.5

5.5

0

30.5

Starlin Castro

3

6

9

30

Jorge Soler

3

8

3

28

Jason Hammel

6

2

0

22

Jon Lester

6

1

2

22

Hector Rondon

0

7.5

6

21

Kyle Schwarber

5

1

0

17

Kyle Hendricks

5

0

2

17

Travis Wood

1

5

3.5

16.5

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

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

x-Edwin Jackson

0

1

1

3

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

David Ross

0

0

2

2

x-Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

x-Clayton Richard

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

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

9

42

Addison Russell

2

13

6

38

Anthony Rizzo

5

9

4

37

Kris Bryant

5

7

8

37

Dexter Fowler

5

7.5

6.5

36.5

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

Jason Hammel

4

3

0

18

Justin Grimm

2

4

3

17

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Hector Rondon

4

2

0

16

David Ross

1

3.5

4.5

14.5

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

Jason Motte

1

3

0

9

Jonathan Herrera

1

1

4

9

x-Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

x-Mike Baxter

2

1

0

8

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

Rafael Soriano

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

37

36

Jake Arrieta

35

16

19

Kyle Schwarber

17

3

14

Kris Bryant

49

37

12

Jonathan Herrera

15

9

6

Travis Wood

16.5

11

5.5

Hector Rondon

21

16

5

Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Dexter Fowler

41

36.5

4.5

Jason Hammel

22

18

4

Jon Lester

22

18

4

x-Matt Szczur

9

5

4

x-Miguel Montero

30.5

27

3.5

James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Jason Motte

10.5

9

1.5

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

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Chris Coghlan

31

32

-1

x-Clayton Richard

1

2

-1

Chris Denorfia

8.5

10

-1.5

Kyle Hendricks

17

20

-3

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

Dallas Beeler

0

3

-3

Rafael Soriano

0

3

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Addison Russell

33.5

38

-4.5

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-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

2

14.5

-12.5

Pedro Strop

11.5

25

-13.5

Jorge Soler

28

42

-14

Starlin Castro

30

51

-21