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2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 88

It’s your substitute H&G writer, keeping this feature going while Thomas is away.

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Hi everyone!

As promised, I’m going to do a bare-bones version of Heroes and Goats while Thomas Smith is away. You’ll have to wait for his return for his specific analysis and the H&G leaderboards, but in the meantime, here’s the Fangraphs WPA chart, the three Heroes, the three Goats, and a Player of the Game poll.

Game 88, July 8: Yankees 6, Cubs 3


Reminder: Heroes and Goats are determined by WPA scores and are in no way subjective.


Superhero: Miles Mastrobuoni (.066). 2-for-3, double, two runs scored

Hero: Javier Assad (.013). 3 IP, no hits, no runs, two strikeouts

Sidekick: Christopher Morel (.002). 0-for-2, walk

All the other Cubs had negative WPA scores.


Billy Goat: Drew Smyly (-.252). 4 IP, six hits, four walks, four runs

Goat: Trey Mancini (-.073). 0-for-3

Kid: Michael Rucker (-.066). 1 IP, two hits, two runs, HR

WPA Play of the Game: With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the third, Harrison Bader doubled in two runs for the Yankees. (.130)

Cubs Play of the Game: Miles Mastrobuoni doubled to right leading off the top of the third. (.066)


Who was the Cubs Player of the Game?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Miles Mastrobuoni
    (39 votes)
  • 43%
    Javier Assad
    (33 votes)
  • 1%
    Christopher Morel
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    Someone else (leave in comments)
    (3 votes)
76 votes total Vote Now