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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 115

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The Cubs' 11-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday, with a cavalcade of walks and an ill-timed wild pitch sending Carl Edwards Jr. to the top of the Goat podium in the 8-4 loss.

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Those two are probably easier to watch than Bryzzo, anyway.

Graphs for Game 115 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 115 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 115:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Hendricks

7

5

2

2

0

12

0.94

.098

M Montgomery

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.01

.000

J Smith

0.1

1

1

1

0

0

0.72

-.109

C Edwards Jr.

0.2

1

0

5

4

1

3.09

-.383

Total

9

8

3

8

4

14

1.26

-.393

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Russell

2

2

2

1

2

2

0

0.59

.180

D Fowler

3

0

1

0

0

1

1

0.65

.001

B Zobrist

4

2

2

0

0

0

0

0.69

-.001

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.43

-.004

J Soler

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.17

-.005

J Baez

4

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.73

-.010

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.79

-.020

J Heyward

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.66

-.050

W Contreras

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.86

-.054

K Hendricks

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.8

-.058

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.88

-.085

Total

32

4

8

1

3

4

6

0.68

-.107

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 Gonzalez Mishap of Game 115: With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the eighth inning, Carl Edwards Jr. strikes out Yadier Molina on a slider in the dirt, but the ball gets away from Willson Contreras allowing Stephen Piscotty to score and giving the Cardinals a 3-2 lead.  WPA impact: -.228.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Addison Russell (.180). Perhaps he took offense to the vilification that came his way for nudging Matt Szczur off of the podium on Friday.
  • Hero - Kyle Hendricks (.098 / .040). He definitely deserved a better fate than the one that he was dealt in this game.
  • Sidekick - Dexter Fowler (.001). And one day after putting three Goats on the podium with WPAs of zero, the overlords decide to give a little back and put Fowler on the final step of the Heroes with a WPA just above zero despite his own efforts to ruin his chances at the final spot by getting caught stealing after his only hit.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Carl Edwards Jr. (-.383). How to raise your ERA from 1.42 to 3.66 in just one outing: Walk a whole bunch of guys, leave the game with the bases loaded, and then watch as...
  • Goat - Joe Smith (-.109). ...brings them all in with a grand slam by Randal Grichuk that lands in the basket in left-center. Ugh.
  • Kid - Kris Bryant (-.085). The Cubs' lone 0-for-4 on the day, capped with a bases-loaded groundout to end the second inning.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 115: Hendricks continues to keep pace with the rest of the starting rotation as the top five on the chart continues their breakaway from the rest of the pack.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

11

16.5

10

76

Addison Russell

11

10

11

64

Kris Bryant

6.5

7.5

12

46.5

Jon Lester

11

3.5

2.5

42.5

Ben Zobrist

7

5

10.5

41.5

Jake Arrieta

11.5

2.5

0

39.5

Kyle Hendricks

9

4

2

37

Jason Hammel

7

2

5

30

Dexter Fowler

2

4.5

13.5

28.5

Javier Baez

4

5

5

27

Jason Heyward

2

8

4

26

Miguel Montero

4.5

4

2.5

24

John Lackey

7

1

0

23

Jorge Soler

3

3

6

21

Travis Wood

4

3

1

19

Hector Rondon

2.5

3.5

4

18.5

Tommy La Stella

2

4

3.5

17.5

David Ross

2

3

2.5

14.5

Willson Contreras

3

1

3

14

Adam Warren

1

3.5

1.5

11.5

Matt Szczur

1

2

2

9

Pedro Strop

1

2

2

9

Albert Almora Jr.

2

1

0

8

Trevor Cahill

0

3

0.5

6.5

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

3.5

6.5

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

2

1

5

Chris Coghlan

0

2

1

5

Aroldis Chapman

0

1

1

3

Clayton Richard

0

1

1

3

Jeimer Candelario

0

1

0

2

Joel Peralta

0

1

0

2

Mike Montgomery

0

1

0

2

Ryan Kalish

0

1

0

2

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

Spencer Patton

0

0

1.5

1.5

Gerardo Concepcion

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

11

11

10.5

65.5

Jason Heyward

11

13

4

63

Kris Bryant

9.5

10.5

9

58.5

Ben Zobrist

5.5

11.5

12

51.5

Dexter Fowler

10

7

5

49

Anthony Rizzo

5

13

3.5

44.5

Javier Baez

7

4

11.5

40.5

Jorge Soler

4

3

10

28

Willson Contreras

3.5

5.5

3

24.5

Miguel Montero

3

5

3

22

Pedro Strop

4

4

1

21

John Lackey

5

1

2

19

Travis Wood

4

1

4.5

18.5

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

David Ross

2

2

4.5

14.5

Matt Szczur

0.5

3.5

4

12.5

Jon Lester

3

1

1

12

Albert Almora Jr.

1

2

5

12

Hector Rondon

2

2

1

11

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

11

Jake Arrieta

3

0

1

10

Justin Grimm

2

1

2

10

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

Trevor Cahill

2

1

1

9

Jason Hammel

1

2

2

9

Chris Coghlan

1

1

1.5

6.5

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Carl Edwards Jr.

1

0

1

4

Mike Montgomery

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Jeimer Candelario

0

2

0

4

Joe Smith

0

2

0

4

Aroldis Chapman

1

0

0

3

Brian Matusz

1

0

0

3

Joel Peralta

1

0

0

3

Gerardo Concepcion

0

1

0

2

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

76

44.5

31.5

Jon Lester

42.5

12

30.5

Jake Arrieta

39.5

10

29.5

Kyle Hendricks

37

11

26

Jason Hammel

30

9

21

Hector Rondon

18.5

11

7.5

Tommy La Stella

17.5

10

7.5

John Lackey

23

19

4

Miguel Montero

24

22

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Carl Edwards Jr.

5

4

1

Travis Wood

19

18.5

0.5

David Ross

14.5

14.5

0

Aroldis Chapman

3

3

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

Joel Peralta

2

3

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Addison Russell

64

65.5

-1.5

Chris Coghlan

5

6.5

-1.5

Jeimer Candelario

2

4

-2

Mike Montgomery

2

4

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Trevor Cahill

6.5

9

-2.5

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Brian Matusz

0

3

-3

Matt Szczur

9

12.5

-3.5

Justin Grimm

6.5

10

-3.5

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Joe Smith

0

4

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Jorge Soler

21

28

-7

Ben Zobrist

41.5

51.5

-10

Willson Contreras

14

24.5

-10.5

Kris Bryant

46.5

58.5

-12

Pedro Strop

9

21

-12

Javier Baez

27

40.5

-13.5

Dexter Fowler

28.5

49

-20.5

Jason Heyward

26

63

-37