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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 137

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Anthony Rizzo takes home the Superhero award on Tuesday night by getting the scoring started with a two-run shot to center... but will he also pick up the Hickman vote?

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The Hickman voting for this game should be quite interesting, I'd say. There's a good case to be made for the top two guys on Tuesday's podium.

Graphs for Game 137 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 137 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 137:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Hammel

6

4

1

3

4

6

0.41

.101

F Rodney

1

0

0

0

0

2

0.58

.043

H Rondon

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.7

.034

C Richard

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

1.02

.022

J Grimm

0.1

1

0

2

0

1

0.39

-.022

P Strop

0.1

2

0

0

1

1

1.97

-.035

Total

9

8

1

5

5

12

0.63

.143

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

1

2

1

3

1

0

0.25

.199

S Castro

4

3

2

1

4

1

0

0.37

.161

J Hammel

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

0.39

.063

J Baez

4

1

2

0

0

0

1

0.15

.033

C Denorfia

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.08

.011

K Schwarber

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.21

-.005

D Fowler

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.23

-.006

A Russell

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.22

-.012

A Jackson

5

2

2

0

0

0

0

0.33

-.014

M Montero

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.2

-.020

K Bryant

5

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.15

-.021

C Coghlan

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.36

-.031

Total

38

8

11

2

8

4

7

0.26

.357

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 - Anthony Rizzo (.199). So, should the Hickman go to the 2-for-4 night with three driven in, including the first two runs of the game and a big insurance run later...
  • Hero - Starlin Castro (.161). ...or should it go to the 2-for-4 night with four driven in, three of which gave the Cubs a comfortable 6-0 lead and the fourth providing another big insurance run later?
  • Sidekick - Jason Hammel (.101). He was having one heck of a night until the wheels started to come loose in the seventh.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Pedro Strop (-.035). Finally got the final out of the seventh inning but not before causing several heart palpitations, a multitude of profanities, and probably a number of broken beer glasses.
  • Goat - Chris Coghlan (-.031). By the time his second plate appearance rolled around, his fate was already sealed.
  • Kid - Justin Grimm (-.022). His outing started well enough with a strikeout of Greg Garcia, and then that's when the carnival music really started to pick up in volume.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 137 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
Rizzo adds a few more notches to his high-water mark for the season, while Castro continues his long trek back to the basement door.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

16

23.5

8.5

103.5

Kris Bryant

16

14

8

84

Dexter Fowler

11

6

14

59

Jake Arrieta

15.5

4

0.5

55

Miguel Montero

10.5

5.5

4

46.5

x-Jorge Soler

6

11

3

43

Addison Russell

8

5.5

7.5

42.5

Starlin Castro

4

9

11

41

Chris Coghlan

8

3

9

39

Kyle Schwarber

8

2

5

33

Jon Lester

7

5

2

33

Jason Hammel

7

4

1

30

Hector Rondon

0

9

8.5

26.5

Travis Wood

2

6

3.5

21.5

Kyle Hendricks

5

1

2

19

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

Pedro Strop

1

1

8.5

13.5

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

Tommy La Stella

1

1

0

5

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

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

x-Edwin Jackson

0

1

1

3

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

David Ross

0

0

2

2

x-Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

Austin Jackson

0

0

1

1

Tommy Hunter

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

10

10

14

64

Addison Russell

4

17

11

57

Dexter Fowler

9

9.5

8.5

54.5

Kris Bryant

8

10

8

52

x-Jorge Soler

6

12

10

52

Anthony Rizzo

7

9

9

48

Chris Coghlan

3

10

15

44

Kyle Hendricks

9

3

1

34

Miguel Montero

3

8

8

33

Pedro Strop

9

2

0

31

Jason Hammel

5

5

0

25

Kyle Schwarber

3

6

4

25

Jon Lester

7

1

1

24

Hector Rondon

6

2

0

22

Chris Denorfia

3

3

7

22

David Ross

2

4.5

6.5

21.5

Justin Grimm

3

4

4

21

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Travis Wood

3

2

3

16

Jonathan Herrera

1

2.5

6.5

14.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

Zac Rosscup

3

1

1

12

x-Jason Motte

1

4

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Dan Haren

2

1

1

9

x-Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

x-Mike Baxter

2

1

0

8

Clayton Richard

1

2

1

8

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

x-Rafael Soriano

2

0

0

6

x-Dallas Beeler

2

0

0

6

Austin Jackson

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

Fernando Rodney

0

1

0

2

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

103.5

48

55.5

Jake Arrieta

55

16

39

Kris Bryant

84

52

32

Miguel Montero

46.5

33

13.5

Jon Lester

33

24

9

Kyle Schwarber

33

25

8

Matt Szczur

12.5

6

6.5

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

Jason Hammel

30

25

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

Dexter Fowler

59

54.5

4.5

Hector Rondon

26.5

22

4.5

x-James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

Tommy La Stella

5

4

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

Clayton Richard

6

8

-2

Fernando Rodney

0

2

-2

Zac Rosscup

9.5

12

-2.5

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

Tommy Hunter

1

5.5

-4.5

Chris Coghlan

39

44

-5

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

Dan Haren

4

9

-5

x-Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Austin Jackson

1

6

-5

x-Dallas Beeler

0

6

-6

x-Rafael Soriano

0

6

-6

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

x-Jorge Soler

43

52

-9

Chris Denorfia

12.5

22

-9.5

Justin Grimm

10.5

21

-10.5

Addison Russell

42.5

57

-14.5

Kyle Hendricks

19

34

-15

Pedro Strop

13.5

31

-17.5

David Ross

2

21.5

-19.5

Starlin Castro

41

64

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