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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 156

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Chris Denorfia ends the Wrigley Field regular season in spectacular fashion to take Monday's Superhero award.

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Hopefully that won't be the last game at Wrigley Field this season. But if it was, you couldn't ask for a better finish.

Graphs for Game 156 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 156 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 156:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Hendricks

6

2

0

0

2

9

0.94

.334

T Cahill

2

1

0

0

0

3

1.47

.180

F Rodney

1

0

0

0

0

1

1.7

.123

P Strop

1

0

0

0

1

1

1.82

.123

H Rondon

0.2

1

0

0

0

0

1.94

.069

C Richard

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

2.22

.054

Total

11

4

0

0

3

14

1.27

.883

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Denorfia

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

2.18

.377

K Bryant

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

1.38

.010

J Soler

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.21

-.003

C Coghlan

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

1.03

-.005

K Hendricks

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.46

-.011

A Jackson

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.66

-.039

S Castro

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.37

-.080

D Fowler

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.07

-.081

A Russell

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.28

-.088

K Schwarber

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.97

-.093

M Montero

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.23

-.125

T La Stella

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.65

-.242

Total

33

1

4

1

1

1

10

1.34

-.383

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 - Chris Denorfia (.377). All he needed was one pitch.
  • Hero - Kyle Hendricks (.334). Posted his second-best Game Score of the season thanks to the nine punchouts, and it's the first time he hasn't allowed a run in a start since July 10.
  • Sidekick - Trevor Cahill (.180). Another solid two-inning relief stint. In his nine outings for the Cubs, he's only given up a run in two of them.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Tommy La Stella (-.242). Oh, how the 4-6-3 can hurt sometimes.
  • Goat - Miguel Montero (-.125). The other 0-for-4 on the night capped with the strikeout with a runner on in the 10th.
  • Kid - Kyle Schwarber (-.093). Only had two plate appearances in the game, but their effect was magnified since it was a scoreless affair.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 156 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Hendricks takes a few steps away from the cellar door while Cahill moves up in the second pack with the highest placement among the relievers.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

17

26.5

11.5

115.5

Kris Bryant

17

19

9

98

Jake Arrieta

18.5

4

0.5

64

Dexter Fowler

11

6

17

62

Starlin Castro

7

9

13

52

Addison Russell

9

6.5

8.5

48.5

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

7

38

Jason Hammel

7

4

1

30

Hector Rondon

1

9

8.5

29.5

Kyle Hendricks

5

2

3

22

Travis Wood

2

6

3.5

21.5

Pedro Strop

2

2

9

19

Chris Denorfia

2

3

5.5

17.5

Tommy La Stella

3

3

0

15

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

Matt Szczur

2

2

2.5

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

Trevor Cahill

1

1

2

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

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

12

14

71

Addison Russell

6

18

13

67

Dexter Fowler

9

11.5

10.5

60.5

Jorge Soler

8

12

10

58

Kris Bryant

8

10

9

53

Anthony Rizzo

7

10

10

51

Chris Coghlan

4

11

15.5

49.5

Miguel Montero

3

11

10

41

Kyle Hendricks

10

3

1

37

Jason Hammel

8

5

0

34

Pedro Strop

9

2

0.5

31.5

Kyle Schwarber

3

7

8

31

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

Austin Jackson

2

2

1

11

x-Jason Motte

1

4

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Javier Baez

2

1

2

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

Tommy La Stella

1

1

2

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

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

64

16

48

Kris Bryant

98

53

45

Jon Lester

39

25

14

Tommy La Stella

15

7

8

Kyle Schwarber

38

31

7

Trevor Cahill

7

0

7

Matt Szczur

12.5

6

6.5

Miguel Montero

46.5

41

5.5

Hector Rondon

29.5

24

5.5

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

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

Quintin Berry

0

2

-2

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Tommy Hunter

2

5.5

-3.5

Jason Hammel

30

34

-4

Clayton Richard

6

10

-4

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Chris Denorfia

17.5

22

-4.5

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Chris Coghlan

44

49.5

-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

Zac Rosscup

10.5

18

-7.5

Austin Jackson

3

11

-8

Dan Haren

4

13

-9

Javier Baez

0

10

-10

Jorge Soler

46

58

-12

Pedro Strop

19

31.5

-12.5

Kyle Hendricks

22

37

-15

Justin Grimm

10.5

27

-16.5

Addison Russell

48.5

67

-18.5

Starlin Castro

52

71

-19

David Ross

4

24.5

-20.5