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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 99

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Allowing the first five batters to reach base was all that Dallas Beeler needed to take the top of the Goat podium on Tuesday night.

And the winner of the fifth spot in the rotation is... probably not this guy.
And the winner of the fifth spot in the rotation is... probably not this guy.
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Not showing up on the Goat podium tonight will be Rafael Soriano who, despite another bad outing, was saved by the fact that the hole was already deep enough that his badness didn't make much of a dent. But I felt the need to call it out anyway. I'll blame it on residual effects from the Monday game.

Graphs for Game 99 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 99 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 99:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Wood

3.2

1

0

1

1

6

0.48

.033

J Grimm

1.1

1

0

0

0

2

0.26

.015

J Russell

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0.1

.005

J Motte

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.02

.001

R Soriano

1

3

0

2

0

0

0.16

-.042

D Beeler

1.1

4

0

4

3

1

0.87

-.335

Total

9

10

0

7

4

11

0.44

-.324

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

D Fowler

4

0

3

0

0

0

1

0.98

.124

J Soler

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

0.89

.108

C Coghlan

2

1

1

1

1

0

0

0.21

.038

J Herrera

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.16

-.004

T Wood

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.89

-.008

A Russell

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.61

-.034

A Rizzo

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.94

-.043

K Bryant

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

1.17

-.065

S Castro

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.93

-.089

C Denorfia

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

-.099

K Schwarber

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

1.34

-.104

Total

32

2

7

1

2

4

7

0.91

-.176

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 (.124). The second half of the season has been very good so far for Fowler; he's hitting .333 with a .962 OPS since the break.
  • Hero - Jorge Soler (.108). Drove in the first run of the game for the Cubs and that was pretty much all he needed to keep the second spot.
  • Sidekick - Chris Coghlan (.038). The power continues, with his 11th homer of the season extending his personal best.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Dallas Beeler (-.335). I miss this version of Dallas Beeler. Of course, that was followed by this version. Success can be so fleeting.
  • Goat - Kyle Schwarber (-.104). Rough night for the Warbird, coming up empty in three chances with a runner on second.
  • Kid - Chris Denorfia (-.099). Also had a couple of opportunities, including one with runners on the corners, but had nothing to show for it.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 99 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Fowler completes his move to the top of the "second pack", while Schwarber loses a little bit of distance on the top three.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

11

18

4

73

Kris Bryant

10

8

6

52

Dexter Fowler

9

4

9

44

Jake Arrieta

9.5

3

0.5

35

Addison Russell

6

4.5

6.5

33.5

Chris Coghlan

7

2

7

32

Starlin Castro

3

7

9

32

x-Miguel Montero

6.5

5.5

0

30.5

Jorge Soler

3

9

3

30

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

5.5

7.5

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

x-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

1

21

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

Chris Denorfia

2

1

3

11

Jason Motte

1

4

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

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

Rafael Soriano

2

0

0

6

Dallas Beeler

2

0

0

6

James Russell

1

1

0

5

x-Junior Lake

1

0

2

5

Kyle Schwarber

0

2

1

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

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

Kris Bryant

52

37

15

Kyle Schwarber

17

5

12

Dexter Fowler

44

36.5

7.5

Jonathan Herrera

15

9

6

Travis Wood

16.5

11

5.5

Hector Rondon

21

16

5

Taylor Teagarden

5

0

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

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

x-Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Chris Coghlan

32

32

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

x-Clayton Richard

1

2

-1

Chris Denorfia

8.5

11

-2.5

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Kyle Hendricks

17

21

-4

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

Dallas Beeler

0

6

-6

Rafael Soriano

0

6

-6

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Justin Grimm

7.5

17

-9.5

Jorge Soler

30

42

-12

David Ross

2

14.5

-12.5

Pedro Strop

11.5

25

-13.5

Starlin Castro

32

51

-19