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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 25

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Not being satisfied with his second-place position on the chart, Jake Arrieta throws seven more scoreless innings to rack up his fifth Superhero of the season in six tries.

"I gave up a hit?  What's that all about?"
"I gave up a hit? What's that all about?"
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I'm not quite sure what Anthony Rizzo's doing with his bat here...

Graphs for Game 25 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 25 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 25:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

7

2

0

0

2

5

0.64

.194

T Cahill

2

1

0

0

1

2

0.2

.005

Total

9

3

0

0

3

7

0.52

.198

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Federowicz

3

1

2

0

0

1

1

0.75

.135

A Russell

3

1

0

0

0

2

1

0.52

.088

B Zobrist

4

1

1

0

1

0

2

0.54

.086

K Bryant

5

1

3

0

1

0

1

0.39

.060

J Arrieta

2

0

1

0

1

1

1

1.19

.050

A Rizzo

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0.42

.045

R Kalish

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.02

-.001

D Fowler

4

1

1

0

0

1

1

0.76

-.013

J Baez

5

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.57

-.053

J Soler

5

1

1

0

1

0

0

0.98

-.094

Total

36

7

11

0

6

5

7

0.63

.302

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 - Jake Arrieta (.194). Just another seven-inning, two-hit, two-walk game. There was a photo of him in the gallery today that reminded me of the "Are you not entertained?!" scene from the movie Gladiator, but I couldn't get it to fit without looking like a really bad crop job.
  • Hero - Tim Federowicz (.135).  Hey, they let a new guy on the Hero podium! He had a good night, reaching base three times and doing a lot of table-setting.
  • Sidekick - Addison Russell (.088).  Took the final spot with a keen eye at the plate and a wild pitch from Jonathon Niese. Another fruit basket is on its way.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jorge Soler (-.094). You know, maybe it's just the two-spot in the lineup that's cursed right now.
  • Goat - Javier Baez (-.053).  Another nifty night with the glove, but unfortunately the bat didn't produce.
  • Kid - Dexter Fowler (-.013).  He did get on base twice, including a single to lead off the game. The bases-loaded strikeout in the second ended up landing him on the final spot.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 25: Arrieta once again leapfrogs to the top of the charts, moving Rizzo back down to the second spot.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

4

4.5

1.5

22.5

Jake Arrieta

5

0

0

15

Addison Russell

2

4

1

15

Jon Lester

4

0

0

12

Dexter Fowler

1

2

5

12

Jason Hammel

3

0

1

10

Kris Bryant

0.5

2.5

2

8.5

Ben Zobrist

1

1

3

8

Jorge Soler

1

1

3

8

Miguel Montero

1.5

1

0.5

7

Jason Heyward

0

3

0

6

Adam Warren

0

2

1

5

Hector Rondon

0

1

2

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

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

Tommy La Stella

0

0

2

2

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Justin Grimm

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Jason Heyward

4

7

0

26

Addison Russell

5

1

3

20

Kris Bryant

1.5

4.5

1

14.5

Jorge Soler

2

2

2

12

Dexter Fowler

3

0

2

11

Ben Zobrist

1

2

3

10

Anthony Rizzo

1.5

1.5

2

9.5

John Lackey

2

0

0

6

Tommy La Stella

1

0

3

6

Trevor Cahill

1

1

0

5

Miguel Montero

0

2

1

5

David Ross

1

0

1

4

Kyle Hendricks

1

0

1

4

Pedro Strop

0

2

0

4

Hector Rondon

1

0

0

3

Javier Baez

0

1

1

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

1

3

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

+/-

Jake Arrieta

15

0

15

Anthony Rizzo

22.5

9.5

13

Jon Lester

12

1

11

Jason Hammel

10

0

10

Adam Warren

5

0

5

Miguel Montero

7

5

2

Tim Federowicz

2

0

2

Dexter Fowler

12

11

1

Hector Rondon

4

3

1

Justin Grimm

1

0

1

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Kyle Hendricks

3

4

-1

Matt Szczur

2

3

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Travis Wood

0

1

-1

Ben Zobrist

8

10

-2

Pedro Strop

2

4

-2

John Lackey

3

6

-3

David Ross

1

4

-3

Javier Baez

0

3

-3

Jorge Soler

8

12

-4

Tommy La Stella

2

6

-4

Addison Russell

15

20

-5

Trevor Cahill

0

5

-5

Kris Bryant

8.5

14.5

-6

Jason Heyward

6

26

-20