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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 105

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Jake Arrieta takes the top step with his two-hitter over seven innings as the winning streak moves to six games.

Another game, another 75 game score for Jake.
Another game, another 75 game score for Jake.
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Not one, not two... but three jumping Cubs! I wonder who their choreographer is.

Graphs for Game 105 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 105 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 105:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

7

2

0

0

3

5

0.68

.261

T Hunter

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.25

.011

J Grimm

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.12

.006

Total

9

4

0

0

3

7

0.57

.278

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

5

2

4

0

0

0

0

0.78

.147

S Castro

5

1

2

0

2

0

1

0.99

.098

J Soler

3

0

1

0

2

2

2

1.06

.068

K Bryant

4

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.55

.016

D Ross

4

0

1

0

1

1

2

0.83

.015

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.02

.000

C Denorfia

6

1

3

0

0

0

2

0.33

-.002

A Russell

4

0

1

0

0

1

2

0.4

-.011

J Arrieta

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.38

-.049

D Fowler

5

0

0

0

0

1

2

0.44

-.060

Total

41

5

14

0

5

5

14

0.61

.222

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 (.261). His seventh start this year with a Game Score of 75 or better.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.147). Now that's how you get a table-setting podium spot.
  • Sidekick - Starlin Castro (.098). And he took good advantage of it.

THE THREE GOATS: For the third time in four games, there's a bump on the podium as Arrieta's -.049 hitting is moved out. It's a good thing that pitcher's hitting isn't counted; Arrieta's hitting is currently worth minus-15 this season.

  • Billy Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.060). The only oh-fer among the starters.
  • Goat - Addison Russell (-.011). All it took was one bases-loaded whiff when the Cubs were already up four. And if you think that's bad...
  • Kid - Chris Denorfia (-.002). The dude goes 3-for-6 (!) and ends up a Goat. And part of the reason for it is the guy above him getting thrown out at the plate on a great play by Andrew McCutchen. (We still love you, Addison.) Life sometimes just isn't all that fair.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 105 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Rizzo takes another couple of steps upward, while Arrieta extends his lead among the starting pitchers to 15 points.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

13

19.5

5.5

83.5

Kris Bryant

10

9

6

54

Dexter Fowler

9

4

10

45

Jake Arrieta

10.5

3

0.5

38

Addison Russell

6

4.5

7.5

34.5

Starlin Castro

3

7

10

33

Chris Coghlan

7

2

7

32

Jorge Soler

3

10

3

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

Dexter Fowler

6

8.5

7.5

42.5

Addison Russell

2

15

6

42

Anthony Rizzo

6

9

4

40

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

Chris Denorfia

2

1

5

13

x-Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

x-Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

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

83.5

40

43.5

Jake Arrieta

38

16

22

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

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

Dexter Fowler

45

42.5

2.5

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

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Chris Denorfia

8.5

13

-4.5

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-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

Addison Russell

34.5

42

-7.5

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

33

54

-21