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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 123

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Hey Kris, have some Gatorade for your second straight Superhero!

I wonder what they use to get that stain out.
I wonder what they use to get that stain out.
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Quite the power-packed Hero podium in this game. It's like the big boys all decided to come out and play at the same time.

Graphs for Game 123 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 123 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 123:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Lester

8.2

6

0

1

1

6

1.98

.168

H Rondon

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

4.89

.129

Total

9

6

0

1

1

6

2.15

.297

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Bryant

4

1

1

1

1

0

1

1.02

.381

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

1

0

2

1.49

.140

D Ross

3

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.8

.002

C Coghlan

4

1

1

0

0

0

2

1.05

.002

S Castro

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.92

-.038

J Lester

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.95

-.040

T La Stella

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.73

-.056

K Schwarber

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

0.94

-.091

D Fowler

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.15

-.097

Total

29

2

5

1

2

0

14

1.02

.203

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 (.381). Go yard, win the game, take the top step. Pretty simple formula.
  • Hero - Jon Lester (.168). This is one case where the WPA doesn't necessarily tell the complete story.
  • Sidekick - Anthony Rizzo (.140). See, I wasn't kidding about it being a power-packed Hero podium.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.097). Even though he got plunked late in the game, the popout to end the sixth was the deciding factor for him.
  • Goat - Kyle Schwarber (-.091). Everyone gets their first golden sombrero sometime.
  • Kid - Tommy La Stella (-.056). Wait, who's this guy?? I thought he was just a myth.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 123 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Rizzo and Bryant both reach new highs on the season, with Rizzo just a fraction away from the season's first plus-50 mark.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

14

21.5

7.5

92.5

Kris Bryant

14

10

7

69

Dexter Fowler

10

5

13

53

Jake Arrieta

13.5

3

0.5

47

x-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

Jon Lester

7

4

2

31

Jason Hammel

7

4

0

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

x-Jason Motte

0

2.5

5.5

10.5

Justin Grimm

0

2

6.5

10.5

x-Matt Szczur

2

1

2

10

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

x-Jorge Soler

6

12

10

52

Dexter Fowler

8

8.5

8.5

49.5

Kris Bryant

7

9

8

47

Addison Russell

2

16

9

47

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

Kyle Schwarber

3

5

4

23

Jon Lester

6

1

1

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

Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

Jonathan Herrera

1

2

5

12

x-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

Tommy La Stella

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

92.5

43

49.5

Jake Arrieta

47

16

31

Kris Bryant

69

47

22

Miguel Montero

41.5

31

10.5

Jon Lester

31

21

10

Jason Hammel

29

20

9

Hector Rondon

26.5

19

7.5

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

x-Matt Szczur

10

5

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Dexter Fowler

53

49.5

3.5

Kyle Schwarber

26

23

3

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

x-Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

Tommy La Stella

0

1

-1

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

x-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