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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 129

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Jake Arrieta is awesome. That's all you need to know.

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Fun Facts: Baseball Reference scored Arrieta's no-hitter with a WPA of .575 (there's always a difference between them and FanGraphs for reasons unknown), which is the highest WPA by a Cubs starter since Jeff Samardzija posted a .605 on July 23, 2012 against the Pirates. It's also only the second time that a Cubs' no-hitter scored a .575 WPA or higher, with the other one coming from Ken Holtzman on June 3, 1971.

The Heroes and Goats will be listed today without additional notes from me. Because there aren't any that are really needed. The Hickman polling is also officially closed today.

Graphs for Game 129 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 129 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 129:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

9

0

0

0

1

12

0.91

.556

Total

9

0

0

0

1

12

0.91

.556

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Bryant

5

1

1

1

2

0

3

0.87

.105

C Denorfia

2

1

1

0

0

1

1

0.5

.031

D Fowler

5

0

3

0

0

0

2

0.48

.025

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

0

1

0

0.57

.005

K Schwarber

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.55

.003

M Montero

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0.7

-.024

M Szczur

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.69

-.035

J Arrieta

4

0

1

0

0

0

3

0.71

-.041

S Castro

5

0

3

0

0

0

0

0.61

-.054

A Russell

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.56

-.072

Total

39

2

13

1

2

2

10

0.63

-.056

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 - Jake Arrieta (.556).
  • Hero - Kris Bryant (.105).
  • Sidekick - Chris Denorfia (.031).

THE THREE GOATS: Okay, I lied about the additional notes... there was another bump for Arrieta's hitting as his -.041 was moved out.

  • Billy Goat - Addison Russell (-.072).
  • Goat - Starlin Castro (-.054).
  • Kid - Matt Szczur (-.035).
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 129 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

15

22.5

7.5

97.5

Kris Bryant

15

12

7

76

Dexter Fowler

10

5

13

53

Jake Arrieta

14.5

4

0.5

52

x-Jorge Soler

6

11

3

43

Miguel Montero

9.5

5.5

3

42.5

Chris Coghlan

8

3

8

38

Starlin Castro

4

7

11

37

Addison Russell

6

5.5

7.5

36.5

Jon Lester

7

4

2

31

Jason Hammel

7

4

0

29

Kyle Schwarber

7

2

4

29

Hector Rondon

0

9

8.5

26.5

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

Matt Szczur

2

2

2.5

12.5

Chris Denorfia

1

2

5.5

12.5

x-Jason Motte

0

2.5

5.5

10.5

Justin Grimm

0

2

6.5

10.5

Zac Rosscup

2

0

3.5

9.5

James Russell

0

3

1.5

7.5

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

1

1

0

5

Tommy La Stella

1

1

0

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

x-David Ross

0

0

2

2

x-Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

Tommy Hunter

0

0

1

1

x-Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

x-Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

10

10

14

64

Dexter Fowler

9

8.5

8.5

52.5

x-Jorge Soler

6

12

10

52

Addison Russell

3

17

9

52

Kris Bryant

7

9

8

47

Anthony Rizzo

7

9

7

46

Chris Coghlan

3

9

15

42

Miguel Montero

3

8

8

33

Kyle Hendricks

9

2

1

32

Pedro Strop

8

2

0

28

Kyle Schwarber

3

6

4

25

Jon Lester

7

1

1

24

Jason Hammel

5

4

0

23

Chris Denorfia

3

3

7

22

x-David Ross

2

4.5

5.5

20.5

Hector Rondon

5

2

0

19

Justin Grimm

2

4

3

17

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Travis Wood

3

2

3

16

Jonathan Herrera

1

2

6

13

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

x-Jason Motte

1

4

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Dan Haren

2

1

1

9

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

Matt Szczur

0

1

4

6

James Russell

1

1

0

5

x-Junior Lake

1

0

2

5

Clayton Richard

0

2

1

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

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

97.5

46

51.5

Jake Arrieta

52

16

36

Kris Bryant

76

47

29

Miguel Montero

42.5

33

9.5

Hector Rondon

26.5

19

7.5

Jon Lester

31

24

7

Matt Szczur

12.5

6

6.5

Jason Hammel

29

23

6

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Kyle Schwarber

29

25

4

Tommy La Stella

5

1

4

James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Jonathan Herrera

15

13

2

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

Clayton Richard

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

x-Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

Dexter Fowler

53

52.5

0.5

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

x-Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

x-Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

Zac Rosscup

9.5

12

-2.5

Tommy Hunter

1

4

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Chris Coghlan

38

42

-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

Dan Haren

2

9

-7

x-Jorge Soler

43

52

-9

Chris Denorfia

12.5

22

-9.5

Kyle Hendricks

19

32

-13

Pedro Strop

13.5

28

-14.5

Addison Russell

36.5

52

-15.5

x-David Ross

2

20.5

-18.5

Starlin Castro

37

64

-27