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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 104

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So how many people had Clayton Richard as the Superhero for the series sweep in the office pool? Anybody?

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Call me a pessimist, but I wouldn't have guessed for that kind of performance from Clayton Richard by any stretch of the imagination. Of course I'll gladly take it, but you can put me in the "pleasantly shocked" camp.

Graphs for Game 104 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 104 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 104:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Richard

6

5

0

1

0

3

1

.206

J Russell

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.66

.048

P Strop

1

0

0

0

0

2

0.6

.045

H Rondon

1

3

0

1

0

1

2.71

.035

Total

9

8

0

2

0

6

1.3

.334

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Bryant

2

0

1

0

1

1

1

1.09

.087

A Russell

4

1

1

1

1

0

0

0.45

.069

K Schwarber

4

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.65

.055

C Coghlan

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0.94

.041

C Richard

3

0

1

0

1

0

1

1.15

.027

S Castro

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

0.97

.004

J Russell

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.11

-.003

J Herrera

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.15

-.004

D Fowler

5

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.49

-.006

J Soler

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.84

-.049

A Rizzo

4

0

0

0

1

0

1

1.15

-.054

Total

35

4

9

1

4

2

9

0.8

.166

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 - Clayton Richard (.206). Fun Fact: Seven of the last eight outs while he was on the mound were groundouts, including six in a row in the fifth and sixth innings.
  • Hero - Kris Bryant (.087). Even though it made the score 4-1, his run-scoring single in the fifth was what propelled him to the second spot.
  • Sidekick - Addison Russell (.069). Man, he hit that homer a mile.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.054). You know, you really don't have to give the points back just because you took so many in a row. It's okay to pile the points on.
  • Goat - Jorge Soler (-.049). The story of Soler's season: the average isn't all that bad, but when chances come up with runners in scoring position it gets a whole lot worse.
  • Kid - Dexter Fowler (-.006). Tough break at the final spot as everyone else seemed to make a positive contribution on Sunday.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 104 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Not much change overall on the chart, with Bryant being the significant move as he heads back into third place.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

13

18.5

5.5

81.5

Kris Bryant

10

9

6

54

Dexter Fowler

9

4

10

45

Jake Arrieta

9.5

3

0.5

35

Addison Russell

6

4.5

7.5

34.5

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 Hendricks

5

1

2

19

Kyle Schwarber

5

1

1

18

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

x-Taylor Teagarden

1

1

0

5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

2

1

5

Clayton Richard

1

0

1

4

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-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

x-Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

9

7

13

54

Jorge Soler

6

10

9

47

Kris Bryant

7

7

8

43

Anthony Rizzo

6

9

4

40

Addison Russell

2

14

6

40

Dexter Fowler

5

8.5

7.5

39.5

Chris Coghlan

2

7

14

34

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

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

81.5

40

41.5

Jake Arrieta

35

16

19

Kris Bryant

54

43

11

Kyle Schwarber

18

8

10

Jon Lester

25

18

7

Jason Hammel

25

18

7

Hector Rondon

22.5

16

6.5

Dexter Fowler

45

39.5

5.5

Travis Wood

16.5

11

5.5

x-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

Clayton Richard

4

2

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

Chris Coghlan

32

34

-2

Kyle Hendricks

19

21

-2

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

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Addison Russell

34.5

40

-5.5

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

47

-15

Starlin Castro

32

54

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