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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 152

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There weren't many positives on offense on Wednesday night, so let's celebrate Jorge Soler's homer.

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That and there wasn't a picture of Wednesday's Billy Goat. Some days the photo gallery can be fickle.

Graphs for Game 152 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 152 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 152:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

Z Rosscup

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.55

.040

N Ramirez

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0.21

.005

K Hendricks

6

4

0

3

0

8

0.83

-.004

T Cahill

0.1

0

0

1

1

0

0.31

-.006

H Rondon

0.2

2

0

0

0

1

0.28

-.024

J Grimm

0.2

0

0

0

3

1

1.02

-.060

Total

9

6

0

4

4

10

0.73

-.049

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Soler

3

1

2

1

1

0

1

0.59

.087

T La Stella

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.57

.076

M Montero

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

1.3

.029

S Castro

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.96

-.023

J Baez

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.25

-.045

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.65

-.064

A Rizzo

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.69

-.067

A Russell

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.82

-.070

K Schwarber

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.74

-.071

K Hendricks

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.43

-.074

D Fowler

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.93

-.090

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.99

-.138

Total

30

1

4

1

1

1

6

1.04

-.451

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 - Jorge Soler (.087). The Cubs only had four hits on the night; Soler had two of them.
  • Hero - Tommy La Stella (.076). Did his job with a pinch-hit single in the eighth.
  • Sidekick - Zac Rosscup (.040). Thankfully put out the fire from the parade of walks that was Justin Grimm.

THE THREE GOATS: For the ninth time this season, there's a bump on the Goat podium for the hitting of Kyle Hendricks whose -.074 hitting is moved out. He's second on the team for number of bumps caused behind only Jake Arrieta at 11.

  • Billy Goat - Chris Coghlan (-.138). Didn't do his job with a pinch-hit double play in the eighth.
  • Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.090). This is the first time in a while that I can recall four different hitters in the order go 0-for-4 with nobody on base. Fowler ends up winning just based on being the leadoff hitter.
  • Kid - Kyle Schwarber (-.071). If I could give him a pass for his great catch in the seventh inning, I would.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 151 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Don't look now, but Tommy La Stella is in fifth place overall on the plus/minus chart. Who knew?

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

Jorge Soler

7

11

3

46

Chris Coghlan

8

5

10

44

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

Tommy La Stella

3

3

0

15

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

Matt Szczur

2

2

2.5

12.5

Chris Denorfia

1

2

5.5

12.5

Zac Rosscup

2

0

4.5

10.5

x-Jason Motte

0

2.5

5.5

10.5

Justin Grimm

0

2

6.5

10.5

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

11.5

10.5

60.5

Kris Bryant

8

10

9

53

Jorge Soler

6

12

10

52

Anthony Rizzo

7

10

10

51

Chris Coghlan

4

11

15

49

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

7

30

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

Tommy La Stella

15

4

11

Miguel Montero

46.5

37

9.5

Kyle Schwarber

37

30

7

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

x-James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Dexter Fowler

62

60.5

1.5

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

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

Chris Coghlan

44

49

-5

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Jorge Soler

46

52

-6

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

10.5

18

-7.5

Javier Baez

0

8

-8

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