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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 30

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With his game-winning homer on Sunday, Javier Baez returns to the top of the Hero podium after over a year of being away from it.

No better feeling than this one to end a 13-inning Mother's Day Marathon.
No better feeling than this one to end a 13-inning Mother's Day Marathon.
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You can't beat the view.  It almost doesn't look real.

Graphs for Game 30 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 30 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 30:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Warren

2

2

0

0

2

0

3.54

.263

J Grimm

2

1

0

0

2

0

2.68

.263

T Cahill

3

1

0

0

2

2

1.01

.170

T Wood

1

1

0

0

0

0

2.4

.131

J Arrieta

5

6

0

2

4

7

1.31

-.130

Total

13

11

0

2

10

9

1.83

.697

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Baez

3

1

1

1

1

0

0

2.61

.267

B Zobrist

4

1

1

0

0

2

0

1.93

.218

K Bryant

6

0

3

0

2

0

1

2.11

.102

R Kalish

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1.44

.073

T Cahill

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

1.5

.067

D Fowler

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

1.81

.063

J Arrieta

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.42

-.011

T Federowicz

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.6

-.030

J Heyward

5

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

-.036

T La Stella

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.86

-.050

T Wood

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

2.23

-.056

J Hammel

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

4.32

-.095

A Russell

6

0

2

0

0

0

1

1.88

-.124

J Soler

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

2.24

-.149

D Ross

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.74

-.196

A Rizzo

6

0

2

0

0

0

1

2.17

-.242

Total

48

4

14

1

3

3

10

2

-.197

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 - Javier Baez (.267).  From the "It's Been a Long Time Coming" department: Just how long has it been since Javy's been at the top of the Heroes? You have to go back to September 26, 2014 to find his last Superhero award. Incidentally, that was also the last time that he was on the Hero podium at all, not having found the Hero side once in 2015.
  • Hero / Sidekick tie - Adam Warren and Justin Grimm (.263).  Both pitched two scoreless innings that ended in the same fashion: Intentionally walking Bryce Harper and then getting Ryan Zimmerman to end the inning with the bases loaded.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.242).  Had five chances with runners on and couldn't muster up a hit, except for the "single" that bounced off of Jason Heyward in the ninth.
  • Goat - David Ross (-.196).  Might have ended the game a few innings earlier if not for a great running catch by Ben Revere on his gapper to left-center field.
  • Kid - Jorge Soler (-.149).  Two big strikeouts -- including one with the bases loaded in the first -- and his day was done after six innings.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 30: Baez works his way back to the starting line on the charts while Rizzo slides back into third place.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

4

4.5

3.5

24.5

Addison Russell

3

4

1

18

Jake Arrieta

5

0

0

15

Jon Lester

4

1

0

14

Ben Zobrist

3

1

3

14

Dexter Fowler

1

2

6

13

Jason Hammel

3

0

1

10

Kris Bryant

0.5

2.5

3

9.5

Jorge Soler

1

1

3

8

Miguel Montero

1.5

1

0.5

7

Adam Warren

0

2.5

1.5

6.5

Kyle Hendricks

2

0

0

6

Jason Heyward

0

3

0

6

Tommy La Stella

0

2

2

6

Hector Rondon

0

1

2

4

Javier Baez

1

0

0

3

John Lackey

1

0

0

3

Justin Grimm

0

0.5

1.5

2.5

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Pedro Strop

0

1

0

2

Ryan Kalish

0

1

0

2

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Jason Heyward

4

7

1

27

Addison Russell

5

2

3

22

Kris Bryant

2.5

4.5

1

17.5

Jorge Soler

2

2

4

14

Dexter Fowler

3

1

2

13

Anthony Rizzo

2.5

1.5

2

12.5

Ben Zobrist

1

2

3

10

Tommy La Stella

2

0

3

9

David Ross

1

2

1

8

John Lackey

2

0

0

6

Trevor Cahill

1

1

0

5

Miguel Montero

0

2

1

5

Kyle Hendricks

1

0

1

4

Travis Wood

1

0

1

4

Pedro Strop

0

2

0

4

Hector Rondon

1

0

0

3

Tim Federowicz

1

0

0

3

Javier Baez

0

1

1

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

1

3

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Jason Hammel

0

0

1

1

Jon Lester

0

0

1

1

Justin Grimm

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jake Arrieta

15

0

15

Jon Lester

14

1

13

Anthony Rizzo

24.5

12.5

12

Jason Hammel

10

1

9

Adam Warren

6.5

0

6.5

Ben Zobrist

14

10

4

Miguel Montero

7

5

2

Kyle Hendricks

6

4

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Justin Grimm

2.5

1

1.5

Hector Rondon

4

3

1

Dexter Fowler

13

13

0

Javier Baez

3

3

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Matt Szczur

2

3

-1

Tim Federowicz

2

3

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Pedro Strop

2

4

-2

Spencer Patton

0

2

-2

Tommy La Stella

6

9

-3

John Lackey

3

6

-3

Addison Russell

18

22

-4

Travis Wood

0

4

-4

Trevor Cahill

0

5

-5

Jorge Soler

8

14

-6

David Ross

1

8

-7

Kris Bryant

9.5

17.5

-8

Jason Heyward

6

27

-21