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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 117

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It bears repeating: The WPA life of a reliever is not an easy one.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

All I can say is thank goodness for the Condensed Game feature from MLB TV.  It really helps out on these rain delay affairs.

Graphs for Game 117 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 117 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 117:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Grimm

1

0

0

0

0

3

0.66

.048

T Hunter

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.82

.048

J Motte

0.2

1

0

1

0

0

0.62

.004

J Russell

1

1

0

1

0

0

0.11

-.013

T Wood

1.1

4

0

0

0

1

0.4

-.035

J Hammel

3

9

3

5

1

6

0.69

-.399

P Strop

1

3

0

3

2

2

2.03

-.431

Total

9

19

3

10

3

13

0.81

-.778

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

5

0

1

0

2

0

1

1.31

.152

K Schwarber

4

3

1

1

3

1

2

1.16

.122

D Fowler

3

2

2

0

0

2

0

1.16

.116

C Coghlan

4

2

2

1

2

1

2

1.1

.112

M Montero

4

0

2

0

0

0

1

0.72

.037

S Castro

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

2.2

.029

J Hammel

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.33

-.008

J Herrera

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.55

-.013

A Russell

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

1.17

-.025

C Denorfia

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.28

-.058

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

0

1

2

1.04

-.062

J Soler

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.29

-.125

Total

36

8

11

2

7

5

9

1.12

.278

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 - Anthony Rizzo (.152). Only had one hit, but at the time it was a big one tying the game at six.
  • Hero - Kyle Schwarber (.122). Absolutely mashed his homer to right and had a great play in left to keep a run off the board (although it doesn't impact his podium standing).
  • Sidekick - Dexter Fowler (.116). Just edged out Chris Coghlan (.112) for the final spot, primarily due to his double to lead off the seventh.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Pedro Strop (-.431). When the bases end up loaded with nobody out, bad things are normally bound to happen. It doesn't help when they end up loaded courtesy of two bunts and a walk.
  • Goat - Jason Hammel (-.399). The rain was probably the best thing that could have happened to him Tuesday night.
  • Kid - Jorge Soler (-.125). Maybe he took the "not enough loft" comments a little too much to heart when he skied one to left to end the seventh.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 117 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Rizzo sets a new high-water mark for the season, while Strop slides a few steps closer to the basement door.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

14

20.5

6.5

89.5

Kris Bryant

11

10

6

59

Dexter Fowler

10

5

11

51

Jake Arrieta

12.5

3

0.5

44

Jorge Soler

6

11

3

43

Chris Coghlan

8

2

7

35

Miguel Montero

7.5

5.5

1

34.5

Addison Russell

6

4.5

7.5

34.5

Starlin Castro

3

7

10

33

Jon Lester

7

3

2

29

Jason Hammel

7

3

0

27

Hector Rondon

0

9

8.5

26.5

Kyle Schwarber

6

2

4

26

Travis Wood

2

6

3.5

21.5

Kyle Hendricks

5

1

2

19

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

Pedro Strop

1

1

8.5

13.5

Jason Motte

0

2.5

5.5

10.5

Justin Grimm

0

2

6.5

10.5

x-Matt Szczur

2

1

2

10

x-Zac Rosscup

2

0

3

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

Tommy Hunter

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

10

9

14

62

Jorge Soler

6

11

10

50

Dexter Fowler

7

8.5

8.5

46.5

Kris Bryant

7

8

8

45

Addison Russell

2

15

8

44

Anthony Rizzo

7

9

4

43

Chris Coghlan

2

9

15

39

Miguel Montero

3

7

7

30

Pedro Strop

8

2

0

28

Kyle Hendricks

8

1

1

27

David Ross

2

4.5

5.5

20.5

Jason Hammel

4

4

0

20

Hector Rondon

5

2

0

19

Chris Denorfia

3

2

6

19

Jon Lester

5

1

1

18

Justin Grimm

2

4

3

17

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

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

1

4

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

89.5

43

46.5

Jake Arrieta

44

16

28

Kris Bryant

59

45

14

Kyle Schwarber

26

14

12

Jon Lester

29

18

11

Travis Wood

21.5

13

8.5

Hector Rondon

26.5

19

7.5

Jason Hammel

27

20

7

x-Matt Szczur

10

5

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Dexter Fowler

51

46.5

4.5

Miguel Montero

34.5

30

4.5

Jonathan Herrera

15

11

4

Clayton Richard

5

2

3

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

x-Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

Dan Haren

2

4

-2

x-Zac Rosscup

9

12

-3

Tommy Hunter

1

4

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Chris Coghlan

35

39

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

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

Justin Grimm

10.5

17

-6.5

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

Jorge Soler

43

50

-7

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Kyle Hendricks

19

27

-8

Addison Russell

34.5

44

-9.5

Chris Denorfia

8.5

19

-10.5

Pedro Strop

13.5

28

-14.5

David Ross

2

20.5

-18.5

Starlin Castro

33

62

-29