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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Games 110-113

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Back from Arizona and not burnt to a crisp, Russ is back with the summary of the games over the past five days.

"Hey, trot faster!  You're on the clock, man!"
"Hey, trot faster! You're on the clock, man!"
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Here's the quick, quick recap of the Superheroes and Billy Goats from Sunday, August 9 through Wednesday, August 12:

THE SUPERHEROES:

  • Sunday 8/9 (Cubs 2, Giants 0) - Jake Arrieta (.406)
  • Tuesday 8/11 (Cubs 6, Brewers 3) - Jorge Soler (.101)
  • Wednesday 8/12 (Cubs 3, Brewers 2) - Miguel Montero (.387)

THE BILLY GOATS:

  • Sunday 8/9 - Dexter Fowler (-.045)
  • Tuesday 8/11 - Hector Rondon (-.231)
  • Wednesday 8/12 - Jorge Soler (-.184)

And as for Thursday...

Graphs for Game 113 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 113 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 113:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Lester

6

7

0

2

2

10

1.1

.129

J Motte

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.56

.039

T Hunter

0.2

1

0

0

0

1

0.21

.005

T Wood

1.1

0

0

0

0

2

0.04

.005

Total

9

9

0

2

2

14

0.9

.178

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

D Fowler

3

3

2

1

2

2

0

0.8

.233

K Schwarber

4

2

3

2

4

1

1

0.57

.102

K Bryant

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.71

.070

A Rizzo

3

2

1

1

1

1

0

0.51

.062

J Soler

4

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.71

.031

J Herrera

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.02

.003

S Castro

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.12

.003

C Denorfia

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

0.01

.003

A Russell

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.64

-.010

C Coghlan

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.65

-.045

D Ross

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.59

-.062

J Lester

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.44

-.066

Total

34

9

11

5

9

5

8

0.63

.322

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 (.233). Broke the deadlock with his two-run bomb in the fifth.
  • Hero - Jon Lester (.129). His last five podium appearances have all been on the Hero side.
  • Sidekick - Kyle Schwarber (.102). The two homers were definitely impressive; the score of the game when he hit them is what kept him on the final stair.

THE THREE GOATS: There was only one pitcher hitting bump in the last four games, and it occurred in this one as Lester's -.066 hitting was moved out, moving everyone up a step on the podium.  It's the first three-way bump on the Goat podium in 23 games.

  • Billy Goat - David Ross (-.062). Silver lining: His on-base percentage is still .291?  It's a stretch, I know.
  • Goat - Chris Coghlan (-.045). A somewhat uneventful 0-for-3.
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.010). Saved from a worse podium fate by his walk in the fifth.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 113 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
The starting pitchers continue their climb on the chart, now holding three of the top five positions.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

13

20.5

6.5

86.5

Kris Bryant

11

10

6

59

Dexter Fowler

10

4

10

48

Jake Arrieta

11.5

3

0.5

41

Jorge Soler

6

10

3

41

Miguel Montero

7.5

5.5

1

34.5

Addison Russell

6

4.5

7.5

34.5

Starlin Castro

3

7

10

33

Chris Coghlan

7

2

7

32

Jon Lester

7

3

2

29

Jason Hammel

7

3

0

27

Hector Rondon

0

8.5

8

25

Kyle Schwarber

6

1

3

23

Kyle Hendricks

5

1

2

19

Travis Wood

1

6

3.5

18.5

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

2

10

x-Zac Rosscup

2

0

3

9

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

6

9

Chris Denorfia

1

1

3.5

8.5

James Russell

0

3

1.5

7.5

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

1

1

0

5

Clayton Richard

1

0

2

5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

2

1

5

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

x-Edwin Jackson

0

1

1

3

Dan Haren

0

1

0

2

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-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

x-Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

9

8

14

57

Jorge Soler

6

11

9

49

Dexter Fowler

7

8.5

8.5

46.5

Addison Russell

2

15

8

44

Anthony Rizzo

7

9

4

43

Kris Bryant

7

7

8

43

Chris Coghlan

2

9

15

39

Miguel Montero

3

6

7

28

Pedro Strop

7

2

0

25

Kyle Hendricks

7

1

1

24

David Ross

2

4.5

4.5

19.5

Hector Rondon

5

2

0

19

Jon Lester

5

1

1

18

Jason Hammel

4

3

0

18

Justin Grimm

2

4

3

17

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Chris Denorfia

2

2

5

15

Kyle Schwarber

1

4

3

14

Travis Wood

2

2

3

13

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

x-Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

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

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

x-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

Tommy Hunter

1

0

1

4

Dan Haren

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

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

86.5

43

43.5

Jake Arrieta

41

16

25

Kris Bryant

59

43

16

Jon Lester

29

18

11

Jason Hammel

27

18

9

Kyle Schwarber

23

14

9

Miguel Montero

34.5

28

6.5

Hector Rondon

25

19

6

Travis Wood

18.5

13

5.5

x-Matt Szczur

10

5

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Jonathan Herrera

15

11

4

Clayton Richard

5

2

3

James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Dexter Fowler

48

46.5

1.5

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

x-Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

Dan Haren

2

3

-1

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Tommy Hunter

0

4

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Kyle Hendricks

19

24

-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

x-Rafael Soriano

0

6

-6

Chris Denorfia

8.5

15

-6.5

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

Chris Coghlan

32

39

-7

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Jorge Soler

41

49

-8

Justin Grimm

9

17

-8

Addison Russell

34.5

44

-9.5

Pedro Strop

13.5

25

-11.5

David Ross

2

19.5

-17.5

Starlin Castro

33

57

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