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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Games 139 & 140

Here's the recap of the Friday doubleheader against the Phillies.

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It's a low-frills version today as I'm heading to Chicago for a family event.  The next Heroes and Goats will be on Monday morning, recapping the final two games of the series against the Phillies.

As has been the case with previous two-game recaps, I won't be including each game's stats here in the interest of keeping the piece a bit shorter. The stats can can be found at the included Fangraphs links for those who are interested.

Also, no polls today, but feel free to leave your votes in the comments.

Graphs for Game 139 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

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, GAME 139:

  • Superhero - Jake Arrieta (.206). Eight innings pitched, six hits, seven strikeouts.
  • Hero - Austin Jackson (.149). 1-for-5 with the game-tying double. Also reached on an error by Ryan Howard.
  • Sidekick - Kris Bryant (.105). 2-for-5 with the double to put the Cubs in front.

THE THREE GOATS, GAME 139: Only three players in negative territory in this game.

  • Billy Goat - David Ross (-.097). 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, one with two runners on in a 2-1 game.
  • Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.048). 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Kid - Dexter Fowler (-.009). 2-for-5 with two singles, but they were both erased by his fielder's choice with two on in the sixth.

And in the second game of the doubleheader...

Graphs for Game 140 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 140 Chart 2015

THE THREE HEROES, GAME 140:

  • Superhero - Kyle Schwarber (.304). 2-for-4, three runs scored, two homers hit, one faceplant on the bases.
  • Hero - Chris Coghlan (.104). 2-for-5, one run scored, one driven in.
  • Sidekick - Kyle Hendricks (.100). 6⅔ innings pitched, four hits, three runs, five strikeouts.

THE THREE GOATS, GAME 140:

  • Billy Goat - Javier Baez (-.083). 0-for-5 with a lot of runners on base, but only one strikeout.
  • Goat - Fernando Rodney (-.060). Two batters faced, one batter plunked, one hit allowed.
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.028). 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 140 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Arrieta becomes the second player on the season to break the plus-40 barrier, while Ross finds himself standing just outside of the cellar.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

16

23.5

9.5

104.5

Kris Bryant

16

14

9

85

Dexter Fowler

11

6

14

59

Jake Arrieta

16.5

4

0.5

58

Miguel Montero

10.5

5.5

4

46.5

x-Jorge Soler

6

11

3

43

Addison Russell

8

5.5

7.5

42.5

Chris Coghlan

8

4

9

41

Starlin Castro

4

9

11

41

Kyle Schwarber

9

2

5

36

Jon Lester

8

5

2

36

Jason Hammel

7

4

1

30

Hector Rondon

0

9

8.5

26.5

Travis Wood

2

6

3.5

21.5

Kyle Hendricks

5

1

3

20

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

x-James Russell

0

3

1.5

7.5

Tommy La Stella

1

2

0

7

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

1

1

0

5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

2

1

5

Dan Haren

0

2

0

4

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

Austin Jackson

0

1

1

3

x-Edwin Jackson

0

1

1

3

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

David Ross

0

0

2

2

x-Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Tommy Hunter

0

0

1

1

Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

10

10

14

64

Addison Russell

4

17

12

58

Dexter Fowler

9

9.5

9.5

55.5

Kris Bryant

8

10

8

52

x-Jorge Soler

6

12

10

52

Anthony Rizzo

7

10

9

50

Chris Coghlan

3

10

15

44

Kyle Hendricks

9

3

1

34

Miguel Montero

3

8

8

33

Pedro Strop

9

2

0

31

Kyle Schwarber

3

6

5

26

Jason Hammel

5

5

0

25

David Ross

3

4.5

6.5

24.5

Jon Lester

7

1

1

24

Hector Rondon

6

2

0

22

Chris Denorfia

3

3

7

22

Justin Grimm

3

4

4

21

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Travis Wood

3

2

3

16

Jonathan Herrera

1

2.5

6.5

14.5

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

Clayton Richard

1

3

1

10

Dan Haren

2

1

1

9

x-Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

x-Mike Baxter

2

1

0

8

Fernando Rodney

1

2

0

7

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

Austin Jackson

2

0

0

6

x-Dallas Beeler

2

0

0

6

x-Rafael Soriano

2

0

0

6

Matt Szczur

0

1

4

6

Tommy Hunter

1

0.5

1.5

5.5

x-James Russell

1

1

0

5

x-Junior Lake

1

0

2

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

Tommy La Stella

0

1

2

4

Javier Baez

1

0

0

3

x-Donn Roach

1

0

0

3

x-Gonzalez Germen

1

0

0

3

x-Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

104.5

50

54.5

Jake Arrieta

58

16

42

Kris Bryant

85

52

33

Miguel Montero

46.5

33

13.5

Jon Lester

36

24

12

Kyle Schwarber

36

26

10

Matt Szczur

12.5

6

6.5

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

Jason Hammel

30

25

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Hector Rondon

26.5

22

4.5

Dexter Fowler

59

55.5

3.5

Tommy La Stella

7

4

3

x-James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

Jonathan Herrera

15

14.5

0.5

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

x-Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

Zac Rosscup

9.5

12

-2.5

Chris Coghlan

41

44

-3

Austin Jackson

3

6

-3

Javier Baez

0

3

-3

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Clayton Richard

6

10

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Tommy Hunter

1

5.5

-4.5

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

Dan Haren

4

9

-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

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Fernando Rodney

0

7

-7

x-Jorge Soler

43

52

-9

Chris Denorfia

12.5

22

-9.5

Justin Grimm

10.5

21

-10.5

Kyle Hendricks

20

34

-14

Addison Russell

42.5

58

-15.5

Pedro Strop

13.5

31

-17.5

David Ross

2

24.5

-22.5

Starlin Castro

41

64

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