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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 122

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Kris Bryant plays longball twice to take the Superhero in the final game of the four-game sweep.

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Charts like these are always nice.

Graphs for Game 122 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 122 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 122:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Hammel

6.1

6

1

2

1

8

0.37

.125

J Motte

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.06

.004

J Russell

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.03

.002

C Richard

0.2

2

0

1

0

0

0.09

-.001

Total

9

8

1

3

1

9

0.28

.130

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Bryant

4

4

3

2

3

0

1

0.23

.194

D Fowler

3

1

1

1

1

1

0

0.26

.105

M Montero

2

1

1

1

3

3

0

0.15

.051

K Schwarber

5

1

1

1

1

0

1

0.23

.038

A Rizzo

4

2

1

0

0

1

1

0.14

.017

J Soler

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.14

.017

S Castro

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.02

.001

J Herrera

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.02

.000

C Denorfia

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.01

.000

D Ross

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.01

.000

A Russell

3

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.17

-.011

C Coghlan

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.19

-.017

J Hammel

4

0

1

0

1

0

2

0.29

-.024

Total

36

9

11

5

9

6

9

0.18

.370

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 - Kris Bryant (.194). 3-for-4, two homers, three runs driven in, four runs scored. Yeah, that's a pretty good day.
  • Hero - Jason Hammel (.125). Finally breaks a streak of seven games in which he didn't pitch into the seventh inning.
  • Sidekick - Dexter Fowler (.105). What an August he's having; coming into this game he was hitting .307 with a 1.004 OPS for the month, and both of those numbers will go up after his homer in this game.

THE THREE GOATS: There's another bump on the Goat podium as Hammel's -.024 hitting is moved out. As it turns out, it's also the worst WPA of the day, leading to a three-way bump. The previous mark this season for a three-way bump closest to zero was -.047 by Travis Wood way back on April 15.

  • Billy Goat - Chris Coghlan (-.017). Wins the day's "sad trombone" award for being the only starter not to reach base.
  • Goat - Addison Russell (-.011). Only had one at-bat before the game became a blowout and it was a whiff.
  • Kid - Clayton Richard (-.001). Talk about tough luck... gives up a run in a game that was 9-2 at the time and ends up on the final stair for it.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 122 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Bryant opens up some cushion from the pack, while Hammel and Fowler continue jockeying for position in the race for fourth.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

14

21.5

6.5

91.5

Kris Bryant

13

10

7

66

Dexter Fowler

10

5

13

53

Jake Arrieta

13.5

3

0.5

47

Jorge Soler

6

11

3

43

Miguel Montero

9.5

5.5

2

41.5

Chris Coghlan

8

3

8

38

Addison Russell

6

5.5

7.5

36.5

Starlin Castro

3

7

10

33

Jason Hammel

7

4

0

29

Jon Lester

7

3

2

29

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

Chris Denorfia

1

2

3.5

10.5

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

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

12

10

52

Kris Bryant

7

9

8

47

Addison Russell

2

16

9

47

Dexter Fowler

7

8.5

8.5

46.5

Anthony Rizzo

7

9

4

43

Chris Coghlan

3

9

15

42

Miguel Montero

3

7

8

31

Kyle Hendricks

8

2

1

29

Pedro Strop

8

2

0

28

Jon Lester

6

1

1

21

Kyle Schwarber

3

4

4

21

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

Justin Grimm

2

4

3

17

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Travis Wood

3

2

3

16

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

x-Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

Jonathan Herrera

1

2

5

12

Jason Motte

1

4

0

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

Dan Haren

1

1

1

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

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

1

3

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

91.5

43

48.5

Jake Arrieta

47

16

31

Kris Bryant

66

47

19

Miguel Montero

41.5

31

10.5

Jason Hammel

29

20

9

Jon Lester

29

21

8

Hector Rondon

26.5

19

7.5

Dexter Fowler

53

46.5

6.5

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

Kyle Schwarber

26

21

5

x-Matt Szczur

10

5

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Jonathan Herrera

15

12

3

James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Clayton Richard

5

3

2

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

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

38

42

-4

Dan Haren

2

6

-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

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Chris Denorfia

10.5

19

-8.5

Jorge Soler

43

52

-9

Kyle Hendricks

19

29

-10

Addison Russell

36.5

47

-10.5

Pedro Strop

13.5

28

-14.5

David Ross

2

20.5

-18.5

Starlin Castro

33

62

-29