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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 105

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Kyle Hendricks once again delivers when the bullpen needed him, throwing a complete-game seven-hit shutout to cruise to his eighth Superhero of the season in the Cubs' 5-0 win on Monday night.

This is what Kyle looked like to the Marlin hitters most of Monday night.
This is what Kyle looked like to the Marlin hitters most of Monday night.
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Quite the milestone. And on top of it, he probably didn't have to worry about trying to match the pace of the singer, either.

Graphs for Game 105 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 105 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 105:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Hendricks

9

7

0

0

3

5

0.87

.318

Total

9

7

0

0

3

5

0.87

.318

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

3

2

3

0

0

1

0

0.61

.133

A Russell

5

0

1

0

2

0

1

0.75

.122

D Fowler

2

1

1

0

1

2

0

0.64

.106

W Contreras

2

1

1

0

0

2

0

0.49

.047

K Hendricks

3

0

1

0

1

1

1

0.68

.039

M Szczur

3

1

1

0

0

1

2

0.95

.009

J Heyward

4

0

2

0

0

0

1

0.39

-.008

K Bryant

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.76

-.126

J Baez

4

0

0

0

1

0

2

0.84

-.138

Total

31

5

10

0

5

7

7

0.69

.182

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 Ramirez Catalyst of Game 105: With runners on second and third and two out in the bottom of the first, Addison Russell drives a 2-2 fastball just off of the end of the glove of Derek Dietrich and into right field for a two-run single to give the Cubs an early 2-0 lead. WPA impact: +.167.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Kyle Hendricks (.318). Only 28 games after setting a career high in pitches thrown at 117, he breaks it again by throwing 123 in this one. And the bullpen once again has a giant "Thank You" card on its way to him for his efforts.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.133). It's been eight years since a player had a stat line like Rizzo's in this game; you have to go back to August 25, 2008 to find the last time that a player -- in this case, Jimmy Rollins -- reached base five times in five plate appearances with a single, double, triple, walk, and hit by pitch.
  • Sidekick - Addison Russell (.122). His Catalyst of the night was just enough to hold on for third place.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Javier Baez (-.138). Left a ton of runners on the bases in this game, but also made a couple of very slick plays with the glove. And I still think that he has the quickest tag in the game.
  • Goat - Kris Bryant (-.126). The lone 0-for-5 of the night, including a bat-splintering 5-4-3 with two on in the second.
  • Kid - Jason Heyward (-.008). I'll take a 2-for-4 Goat out of Heyward every game that I can get it. These things happen when you only have 10 players that play in the game.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 105: Rizzo closes to within one-half of a point to the lead on the charts while Hendricks continues his own push toward the top.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

10

16.5

9

72

Addison Russell

10

10

9

59

Kris Bryant

5.5

6.5

12

41.5

Jon Lester

11

3

2

41

Ben Zobrist

7

3

9.5

36.5

Jake Arrieta

10.5

1.5

0

34.5

Kyle Hendricks

8

3

2

32

Javier Baez

4

5

5

27

Jason Heyward

2

8

4

26

Jason Hammel

5

2

5

24

Miguel Montero

4.5

4

2.5

24

Dexter Fowler

2

3

11

23

John Lackey

6

1

0

20

Travis Wood

4

3

1

19

Hector Rondon

2.5

3.5

4

18.5

Tommy La Stella

2

4

3.5

17.5

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

David Ross

2

3

1.5

13.5

Willson Contreras

3

0

3

12

Adam Warren

1

3.5

1.5

11.5

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

Matt Szczur

0

2

2

6

Chris Coghlan

0

2

1

5

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

1

1

3

Clayton Richard

0

1

1

3

Aroldis Chapman

0

1

0

2

Jeimer Candelario

0

1

0

2

Joel Peralta

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

9

64

Jason Heyward

10

11

4

56

Kris Bryant

7.5

9.5

8

49.5

Dexter Fowler

9

7

5

46

Ben Zobrist

5.5

8.5

12

45.5

Anthony Rizzo

5

13

2.5

43.5

Javier Baez

6

4

9

35

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Willson Contreras

2.5

5.5

3

21.5

Miguel Montero

3

4

3

20

John Lackey

5

1

1

18

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

Pedro Strop

3

3

1

16

Travis Wood

3

1

3

14

Matt Szczur

0.5

3.5

4

12.5

Jon Lester

3

1

1

12

Albert Almora Jr.

1

2

5

12

David Ross

1

2

4.5

11.5

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

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Mike Montgomery

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Jeimer Candelario

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

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jon Lester

41

12

29

Anthony Rizzo

72

43.5

28.5

Jake Arrieta

34.5

10

24.5

Kyle Hendricks

32

11

21

Jason Hammel

24

9

15

Hector Rondon

18.5

11

7.5

Tommy La Stella

17.5

10

7.5

Travis Wood

19

14

5

Miguel Montero

24

20

4

John Lackey

20

18

2

David Ross

13.5

11.5

2

Carl Edwards Jr.

3

1

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

Chris Coghlan

5

6

-1

Aroldis Chapman

2

3

-1

Joel Peralta

2

3

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Jeimer Candelario

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

Justin Grimm

6.5

10

-3.5

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Mike Montgomery

0

4

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Addison Russell

59

64

-5

Matt Szczur

6

12.5

-6.5

Pedro Strop

9

16

-7

Kris Bryant

41.5

49.5

-8

Javier Baez

27

35

-8

Ben Zobrist

36.5

45.5

-9

Willson Contreras

12

21.5

-9.5

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Dexter Fowler

23

46

-23

Jason Heyward

26

56

-30