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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 80

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The strong pitching continues for the Cubs, with Kyle Hendricks posting his second-best game score of the season on his way to his second straight Superhero award.

That was some nice work out there today, Kyle.
That was some nice work out there today, Kyle.
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Fun fact: In the last six games, the Cubs have allowed a total of five runs. Is that any good?

Graphs for Game 80 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 80 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 80:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Hendricks

7.1

5

0

0

1

6

1.42

.430

P Strop

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

2.46

.121

J Motte

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.86

.063

Total

9

5

0

0

1

8

1.43

.614

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

3

1

1

0

1

1

1

0.78

.158

K Bryant

3

0

1

0

0

1

1

0.96

.057

C Denorfia

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.46

.035

M Baxter

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.55

.011

S Castro

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.75

-.026

K Hendricks

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.84

-.038

A Russell

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.81

-.055

J Soler

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.79

-.061

D Fowler

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.82

-.084

M Montero

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.74

-.111

Total

27

2

3

0

1

3

9

0.78

-.114

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 - Kyle Hendricks (.430). Yeah, I'd say he had a good day: There was only one inning that he allowed a runner past first base.
  • Hero - Chris Coghlan (.158). Involved in both of the Cubs' scoring plays, driving one run in and scoring the other on the wild pitch by Mat Latos. The fruit basket is on its way.
  • Sidekick - Pedro Strop (.121). Came in with a runner on in the eighth and worked around it with no issues.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Miguel Montero (-.111). Had three strikeouts on the day, the most damaging one in the first with runners on second and third.
  • Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.084). Nothing too fancy about his 0-for-4.
  • Kid - Jorge Soler (-.061). Well, the good news is that he's back. So that's worth something.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 80 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Hendricks and Coghlan continue their climb back to zero on the chart, while Soler takes a small step further into the basement in his return.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

10

18

3

69

Kris Bryant

8

7

6

44

Dexter Fowler

6

4

7

33

Starlin Castro

3

6

8

29

Miguel Montero

5.5

5.5

0

27.5

Jake Arrieta

7.5

2

0.5

27

Chris Coghlan

6

2

5

27

Addison Russell

5

2.5

5.5

25.5

Jason Hammel

6

2

0

22

Jorge Soler

2

6

1

19

Jon Lester

5

0

1

16

Hector Rondon

0

6

3.5

15.5

Kyle Hendricks

4

0

2

14

Travis Wood

1

2

3.5

10.5

Pedro Strop

1

0

7.5

10.5

Jonathan Herrera

1

3

1

10

x-Matt Szczur

2

1

1

9

x-Zac Rosscup

2

0

3

9

James Russell

0

3

1.5

7.5

Jason Motte

0

1

5

7

x-Kyle Schwarber

2

0

0

6

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

Chris Denorfia

0

1

3.5

5.5

Justin Grimm

0

1

3.5

5.5

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

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

7

5

10

41

Jorge Soler

4

8

5

33

Addison Russell

2

10

6

32

Dexter Fowler

4

6.5

6.5

31.5

Chris Coghlan

2

7

9

29

Kris Bryant

4

5

5

27

Anthony Rizzo

3

7

3

26

Miguel Montero

3

6

5

26

Kyle Hendricks

5

1

0

17

Pedro Strop

5

1

0

17

Jon Lester

5

0

1

16

Jason Hammel

3

3

0

15

Hector Rondon

4

1

0

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

Justin Grimm

0

4

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

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

69

26

43

Kris Bryant

44

27

17

Jake Arrieta

27

13

14

Jason Hammel

22

15

7

x-Matt Szczur

9

5

4

x-Kyle Schwarber

6

2

4

Jonathan Herrera

10

7

3

James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Dexter Fowler

33

31.5

1.5

Miguel Montero

27.5

26

1.5

Hector Rondon

15.5

14

1.5

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

Clayton Richard

1

0

1

x-Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Jon Lester

16

16

0

Jason Motte

7

7

0

Travis Wood

10.5

11

-0.5

Neil Ramirez

0

1

-1

Chris Denorfia

5.5

7

-1.5

Chris Coghlan

27

29

-2

Kyle Hendricks

14

17

-3

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Justin Grimm

5.5

11

-5.5

Addison Russell

25.5

32

-6.5

Pedro Strop

10.5

17

-6.5

Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

x-David Ross

1

10.5

-9.5

Starlin Castro

29

41

-12

Jorge Soler

19

33

-14