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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 151

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This just in: Jake Arrieta continues to be awesome.

"It's okay, Rizz. You can't be at the top of the podium EVERY night."
"It's okay, Rizz. You can't be at the top of the podium EVERY night."
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Jason Motte summed our feelings up pretty perfectly, I'd say:

Graphs for Game 151 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 151 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 151:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

9

3

0

0

1

11

0.73

.379

Total

9

3

0

0

1

11

0.73

.379

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Bryant

4

1

2

1

3

0

1

0.48

.225

K Schwarber

3

2

2

0

1

1

0

0.63

.026

C Coghlan

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.46

.024

D Fowler

3

1

1

0

0

1

1

0.49

.022

S Castro

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.46

.008

A Russell

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.08

-.003

J Arrieta

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.48

-.030

A Rizzo

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.37

-.035

M Montero

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.85

-.057

J Baez

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.81

-.059

Total

30

4

7

1

4

3

8

0.53

.121

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 (.379). I can't think of any other fun facts to add that Al hasn't already covered in his recap. The dude's just crazy insane good, and even that might be an understatement.
  • Hero - Kris Bryant (.225). And a big congratulations to him for setting the new Cubs' rookie single-season home run record.
  • Sidekick - Kyle Schwarber (.026). I'm not sure exactly who gets the fruit basket: Jean Segura for missing the over-the-shoulder catch or the other two guys who were in the area of the play on Schwarber's bloop double and didn't make it.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Javier Baez (-.059). Came close to a hit in the second but was denied on a nice play by Segura.
  • Goat - Miguel Montero (-.057). Also had a chance at a hit on a comebacker in the fourth but Tyler Cravy was able to knock it down.
  • Kid - Anthony Rizzo (-.035). Even the guys at the top of the chart have to have an off-night every once in a while.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 151 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Bryant becomes the third member of the plus-40 club this season, while Arrieta keeps his chances at the plus-50 club alive.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

17

26.5

11.5

115.5

Kris Bryant

16

18

9

93

Dexter Fowler

11

6

17

62

Jake Arrieta

17.5

4

0.5

61

Starlin Castro

6

9

12

48

Addison Russell

9

6.5

7.5

47.5

Miguel Montero

10.5

5.5

4

46.5

Chris Coghlan

8

5

10

44

x-Jorge Soler

6

11

3

43

Jon Lester

9

5

2

39

Kyle Schwarber

9

2

6

37

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

10

51

Chris Coghlan

3

11

15

46

Kyle Hendricks

10

3

1

37

Miguel Montero

3

9

10

37

Pedro Strop

9

2

0

31

Jason Hammel

7

5

0

31

Kyle Schwarber

3

7

6

29

Justin Grimm

4

5

5

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

Javier Baez

2

0

2

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

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

115.5

51

64.5

Jake Arrieta

61

16

45

Kris Bryant

93

53

40

Jon Lester

39

25

14

Miguel Montero

46.5

37

9.5

Tommy La Stella

13

4

9

Kyle Schwarber

37

29

8

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

62

58.5

3.5

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

Jason Hammel

30

31

-1

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

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

Javier Baez

0

8

-8

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

48

69

-21