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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 149

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It's amazing how much impact one double play can have. In this case, it was a pretty historic amount.

In the end, five out of seven ain't bad.
In the end, five out of seven ain't bad.
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Just how historic? Read on, my friends.

Graphs for Game 149 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 149 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 149:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

H Rondon

1

0

0

0

0

2

0.69

.030

T Hunter

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.38

.028

N Ramirez

1

0

0

0

0

2

0.31

.022

J Lester

6

6

2

4

3

7

0.65

-.184

Total

9

6

2

4

3

11

0.6

-.104

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T La Stella

3

0

1

0

1

1

0

1.98

.226

A Rizzo

3

0

1

0

2

1

0

1.89

.211

S Castro

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.91

.153

C Coghlan

3

1

1

0

0

1

2

1.11

.069

K Bryant

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

2.07

.064

D Fowler

3

1

1

0

0

1

1

1.06

.027

J Lester

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.72

-.007

D Ross

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.1

-.051

J Soler

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

2.39

-.057

K Schwarber

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

1.54

-.152

M Montero

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

3.06

-.159

Q Berry

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5.41

-.212

A Russell

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.17

-.507

Total

31

3

6

0

3

6

8

1.8

-.396

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 - Tommy La Stella (.226). Some days, all you need is a bases-loaded walk to lead the podium.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.211). He's on a five-game Hero podium streak, appearing here five times in the last 10 games.
  • Sidekick - Starlin Castro (.153). Got the ninth inning started well with his single, but it wasn't to be.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Addison Russell (-.507). Baseball Reference puts his WPA pretty close to the same at -.503.  There have only been 17 instances in the past 100 years where a Cub position player had a WPA of -.500 or worse, the last coming on April 13, 2013. As for Russell's double play, it was worth -.419 by itself.
  • Goat - Quintin Berry (-.212). All streaks come to an end sometime.
  • Kid - Jon Lester (-.184). I guess it says something to have the first inning that he had and still only come in third on the podium for the day.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 149 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Berry makes his chart debut, becoming the 49th player on the season to appear on the books.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

17

25.5

11.5

113.5

Kris Bryant

16

17

9

91

Dexter Fowler

11

6

16

61

Jake Arrieta

16.5

4

0.5

58

Addison Russell

9

6.5

7.5

47.5

Miguel Montero

10.5

5.5

4

46.5

Starlin Castro

5

9

12

45

Chris Coghlan

8

5

10

44

x-Jorge Soler

6

11

3

43

Jon Lester

9

5

2

39

Kyle Schwarber

9

2

5

36

Jason Hammel

7

4

1

30

Hector Rondon

1

9

8.5

29.5

Travis Wood

2

6

3.5

21.5

Kyle Hendricks

5

1

3

20

Pedro Strop

2

2

9

19

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

Tommy La Stella

3

2

0

13

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

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

Trevor Cahill

1

0

1

4

Dan Haren

0

2

0

4

David Ross

0

1

2

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

Tommy Hunter

0

0

2

2

x-Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Fernando Rodney

0

0

0.5

0.5

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

11

11

14

69

Addison Russell

6

18

12

66

Dexter Fowler

9

10.5

10.5

58.5

Kris Bryant

8

10

9

53

x-Jorge Soler

6

12

10

52

Anthony Rizzo

7

10

9

50

Chris Coghlan

3

11

15

46

Kyle Hendricks

10

3

1

37

Miguel Montero

3

8

9

34

Pedro Strop

9

2

0

31

Jason Hammel

6

5

0

28

Justin Grimm

4

5

5

27

Kyle Schwarber

3

6

6

27

Jon Lester

7

1

2

25

David Ross

3

4.5

6.5

24.5

Hector Rondon

6

3

0

24

Chris Denorfia

3

3

7

22

Zac Rosscup

5

1

1

18

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Travis Wood

3

2

3

16

Jonathan Herrera

1

2.5

6.5

14.5

Dan Haren

3

1

2

13

Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

x-Jason Motte

1

4

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Austin Jackson

2

2

0

10

Clayton Richard

1

3

1

10

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

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

Javier Baez

1

0

2

5

x-Junior Lake

1

0

2

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

Tommy La Stella

0

1

2

4

x-Donn Roach

1

0

0

3

x-Gonzalez Germen

1

0

0

3

x-Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

Quintin Berry

0

1

0

2

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

113.5

50

63.5

Jake Arrieta

58

16

42

Kris Bryant

91

53

38

Jon Lester

39

25

14

Miguel Montero

46.5

34

12.5

Kyle Schwarber

36

27

9

Tommy La Stella

13

4

9

Matt Szczur

12.5

6

6.5

Hector Rondon

29.5

24

5.5

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Trevor Cahill

4

0

4

Dexter Fowler

61

58.5

2.5

x-James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Jason Hammel

30

28

2

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

Chris Coghlan

44

46

-2

Quintin Berry

0

2

-2

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Tommy Hunter

2

5.5

-3.5

Clayton Richard

6

10

-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

Javier Baez

0

5

-5

x-Dallas Beeler

0

6

-6

x-Rafael Soriano

0

6

-6

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

Fernando Rodney

0.5

7

-6.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Austin Jackson

3

10

-7

Zac Rosscup

9.5

18

-8.5

x-Jorge Soler

43

52

-9

Dan Haren

4

13

-9

Chris Denorfia

12.5

22

-9.5

Pedro Strop

19

31

-12

Justin Grimm

10.5

27

-16.5

Kyle Hendricks

20

37

-17

Addison Russell

47.5

66

-18.5

David Ross

4

24.5

-20.5

Starlin Castro

45

69

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