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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 102

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It wasn't a long outing, but it was good enough for Jason Hammel to take the top spot on the podium on Friday night.

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Close race at the top of the chart, with the top three positions only separated by .025.  That's not something you see too often in a victory.

Graphs for Game 102 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 102 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 102:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Hammel

5.2

6

1

1

2

4

1.13

.176

J Grimm

0.1

0

0

0

0

1

2.59

.064

J Motte

1

0

0

0

1

2

1.4

.048

P Strop

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.6

.045

H Rondon

1

1

0

0

0

1

1.02

.035

Total

9

7

1

1

3

8

1.15

.369

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Soler

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

.164

A Rizzo

3

2

2

1

1

1

1

1.25

.151

A Russell

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

1.01

.100

S Castro

4

0

1

0

2

0

1

1.52

.084

C Coghlan

5

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.46

.000

D Ross

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.11

-.003

C Denorfia

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.16

-.004

K Schwarber

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.77

-.074

J Hammel

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.42

-.088

D Fowler

5

0

1

0

0

0

3

0.87

-.098

K Bryant

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

1.34

-.101

Total

36

4

9

1

4

2

11

1

.131

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 - Jason Hammel (.176). Had to deal with a runner on base every inning except the first -- where he gave up the homer to Ryan Braun -- but got out of each situation quite well.
  • Hero - Jorge Soler (.164). There's definitely a fruit basket heading to Elian Herrera for his errant throw in the sixth.
  • Sidekick - Anthony Rizzo (.151). Or there's the more traditional way to make the chart: Just keep knocking the ball out of the park.

THE THREE GOATS: There was a single bump on the Goat podium Friday night as Hammel's -.088 hitting was moved out. It's the second time this season that Hammel has had a hitting bump, the lowest number of the Cubs' top four starters.

  • Billy Goat - Kris Bryant (-.101). Had a big chance in the fifth with the bases loaded but came up short on a bang-bang fielder's choice.
  • Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.098). The double in the ninth inning saved him from the top of the Goat podium.
  • Kid - Kyle Schwarber (-.074). Nothing overly eventful in his 0-for-4 night.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 102 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Rizzo increases the gap at the front, while Bryant and Schwarber both step back into a third-place tie on the chart.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

12

18.5

5.5

78.5

Kris Bryant

10

8

6

52

Dexter Fowler

9

4

10

45

Jake Arrieta

9.5

3

0.5

35

Addison Russell

6

4.5

6.5

33.5

Chris Coghlan

7

2

7

32

Jorge Soler

3

10

3

32

Starlin Castro

3

7

9

32

x-Miguel Montero

6.5

5.5

0

30.5

Jason Hammel

7

2

0

25

Jon Lester

7

1

2

25

Hector Rondon

0

8

6.5

22.5

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

1

8.5

13.5

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

x-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

6

9

9

45

Kris Bryant

7

7

8

43

Dexter Fowler

5

8.5

6.5

38.5

Addison Russell

2

13

6

38

Anthony Rizzo

5

9

4

37

Chris Coghlan

2

7

13

33

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

Chris Denorfia

2

1

4

12

Travis Wood

2

1

3

11

Jason Motte

1

4

0

11

Jonathan Herrera

1

2

4

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

x-Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

x-Mike Baxter

2

1

0

8

Kyle Schwarber

0

3

2

8

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

Rafael Soriano

2

0

0

6

x-Dallas Beeler

2

0

0

6

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-Clayton Richard

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

78.5

37

41.5

Jake Arrieta

35

16

19

Kris Bryant

52

43

9

Kyle Schwarber

17

8

9

Jon Lester

25

18

7

Jason Hammel

25

18

7

Dexter Fowler

45

38.5

6.5

Hector Rondon

22.5

16

6.5

Travis Wood

16.5

11

5.5

Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Jonathan Herrera

15

11

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

Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

x-Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

Chris Coghlan

32

33

-1

x-Clayton Richard

1

2

-1

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Chris Denorfia

8.5

12

-3.5

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

x-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

Pedro Strop

13.5

25

-11.5

David Ross

2

14.5

-12.5

Jorge Soler

32

45

-13

Starlin Castro

32

51

-19