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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 157

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Dan Haren pitches a gem on the way to the Tuesday night Superhero award.

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Hopefully you didn't miss the first inning of last night's game. There wasn't much to it after that.

Graphs for Game 157 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 157 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 157:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

D Haren

7.1

3

0

0

0

6

0.44

.201

T Wood

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

0.98

.035

C Edwards

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.5

.005

Total

9

3

0

0

1

7

0.46

.241

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

M Montero

3

1

2

0

2

2

1

0.5

.184

K Schwarber

3

1

2

0

0

2

1

0.42

.070

J Baez

4

0

1

0

1

1

0

0.34

.057

A Rizzo

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.59

.054

D Fowler

5

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.33

.019

T La Stella

2

0

1

0

1

0

0

0.93

.011

Q Berry

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.11

.002

C Denorfia

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.04

-.001

C Edwards

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.07

-.002

D Haren

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.44

-.016

C Coghlan

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.47

-.047

K Bryant

5

0

1

0

0

0

3

0.6

-.072

Total

33

4

8

0

4

7

12

0.47

.259

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 - Dan Haren (.201). The best start of the year for him by Game Score standards (78) and the only time this season that he pitched into the eighth without giving up a run.
  • Hero - Miguel Montero (.184). The two-run double in the first was just the start of a good night at the plate for him.
  • Sidekick - Kyle Schwarber (.070). Also had a very nice night with two hits and two walks.

THE THREE GOATS: It's the rare double-bump -- or butterfly-bump, perhaps -- as Haren's -.016 hitting is moved out of the final spot, which in turn led to the -.002 hitting of Carl Edwards Jr. to also be moved out.

  • Billy Goat - Kris Bryant (-.072). His hopes for the plus-50 mark are somewhat in jeopardy at this point.
  • Goat - Chris Coghlan (-.047). Had a couple of big whiffs with runners in scoring position.
  • Kid - Chris Denorfia (-.001). Meanwhile, he's standing over at his locker, confusedly saying "you want me to go where?" in regard to his final podium spot.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 156 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Schwarber gains some ground in the "best of the rest" pack, with Montero once again right on his heels.

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

Miguel Montero

10.5

6.5

4

48.5

Addison Russell

9

6.5

8.5

48.5

Jorge Soler

7

11

3

46

Chris Coghlan

8

5

10

44

Jon Lester

9

5

2

39

Kyle Schwarber

9

2

8

39

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

Dan Haren

1

2

0

7

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

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

9

10

9

56

Chris Coghlan

4

12

15.5

51.5

Anthony Rizzo

7

10

10

51

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

8

23

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

56

42

Jon Lester

39

25

14

Kyle Schwarber

39

31

8

Tommy La Stella

15

7

8

Miguel Montero

48.5

41

7.5

Trevor Cahill

7

0

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

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

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Chris Denorfia

17.5

23

-5.5

Dan Haren

7

13

-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

Chris Coghlan

44

51.5

-7.5

Zac Rosscup

10.5

18

-7.5

Austin Jackson

3

11

-8

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