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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 15

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The first two innings of the game were all it took to land Kyle Hendricks at the top of the Goats on a soggy Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis.

Maybe it needed to start raining sooner.
Maybe it needed to start raining sooner.
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

As Al said in his recap, some days it's a game of inches. Just a few more here and there and the chart today takes on a completely different look.

Graphs for Game 15 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 15 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 15:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

N Ramirez

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0.56

.015

T Cahill

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.15

.010

C Richard

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0.56

.010

A Warren

1

1

0

0

1

2

0.44

-.058

K Hendricks

5.1

7

1

4

2

5

0.48

-.241

Total

8

9

1

4

3

7

0.44

-.263

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

1

2

1

2

0

0

1.31

.105

J Heyward

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

0.94

.059

D Fowler

3

1

2

0

0

1

1

0.6

.048

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.29

-.007

J Soler

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.4

-.010

K Hendricks

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.6

-.029

B Zobrist

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

1.2

-.046

T La Stella

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

1.03

-.069

J Baez

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.77

-.078

M Montero

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.95

-.093

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

1

0

0

1.59

-.116

Total

32

3

5

1

3

4

8

0.99

-.237

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 (.105). Drove in two of the Cubs' three runs and came just short of more on a ball that was snagged at the wall by Randal Grichuk.
  • Hero - Jason Heyward (.059). Sometimes all you need to do to make the Hero podium is take a timely walk, which is exactly what he did in the eighth.
  • Sidekick - Dexter Fowler (.048). He's still getting on base at a crazy .523 clip.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Kyle Hendricks (-.241). Four runs allowed in the first two innings proved to be too much to overcome.
  • Goat - Kris Bryant (-.116). He did have the nifty play in left, but then there was also the 0-for-4 day at the plate.
  • Kid - Miguel Montero (-.093).  Also held hitless on the day but only had one opportunity with runners on base.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 15: Rizzo moves back into positive territory while Hendricks becomes the only member of the starting rotation to currently be in negative numbers.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

2

1.5

1.5

10.5

Jason Hammel

3

0

0

9

Jorge Soler

1

1

3

8

Dexter Fowler

0

2

4

8

Miguel Montero

1.5

1

0.5

7

Addison Russell

1

2

0

7

Jake Arrieta

2

0

0

6

Jon Lester

2

0

0

6

Kris Bryant

0.5

1.5

0

4.5

Adam Warren

0

2

0

4

Jason Heyward

0

2

0

4

John Lackey

1

0

0

3

Kyle Hendricks

1

0

0

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Pedro Strop

0

1

0

2

Hector Rondon

0

0

2

2

Ben Zobrist

0

0

1

1

Justin Grimm

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Tommy La Stella

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

4

0

2

14

Jason Heyward

2

4

0

14

Ben Zobrist

1

2

2

9

Anthony Rizzo

1.5

1.5

1

8.5

Kris Bryant

0.5

3.5

0

8.5

Dexter Fowler

2

0

1

7

Jorge Soler

1

1

0

5

Kyle Hendricks

1

0

1

4

John Lackey

1

0

0

3

Trevor Cahill

1

0

0

3

Miguel Montero

0

1

1

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Pedro Strop

0

1

0

2

Tommy La Stella

0

0

2

2

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Jon Lester

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Travis Wood

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jason Hammel

9

0

9

Jake Arrieta

6

0

6

Jon Lester

6

1

5

Miguel Montero

7

3

4

Adam Warren

4

0

4

Jorge Soler

8

5

3

Anthony Rizzo

10.5

8.5

2

Hector Rondon

2

0

2

Dexter Fowler

8

7

1

Justin Grimm

1

0

1

John Lackey

3

3

0

Matt Szczur

2

2

0

Pedro Strop

2

2

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Kyle Hendricks

3

4

-1

Tommy La Stella

1

2

-1

David Ross

0

1

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Travis Wood

0

1

-1

Trevor Cahill

0

3

-3

Kris Bryant

4.5

8.5

-4

Addison Russell

7

14

-7

Ben Zobrist

1

9

-8

Jason Heyward

4

14

-10