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The final tallies are in from the completion of Tuesday's suspended game, and another first for the record books is set by Thursday's Billy Goat.

Note for Tuesday's Suspended Game: Fangraphs doesn't have updated charts or WPA scores for the completion of the suspended game on Tuesday, so the final tallies for the Tuesday game are taken from Baseball Reference and are as follows:

THE THREE HEROES, GAME 125:

  • Superhero - Tsuyoshi Wada (.255). No change in podium placement from when the game was suspended.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.175). Also no change.
  • Sidekick - Hector Rondon (.153). Made the podium once again thanks to the one-run save.

THE THREE GOATS, GAME 125:

And now, back to real time baseball action:

Graphs for Game 127 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

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Game-127

Stats for Game 127:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

W Wright

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.36

.027

B Parker

1

2

0

0

0

2

0.33

.016

J Grimm

1

2

0

1

0

1

1.21

-.091

T Wood

6

8

1

4

1

6

1.22

-.167

Total

9

12

1

5

1

9

1.06

-.215

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Ruggiano

3

1

2

1

2

0

1

1.39

.160

M Szczur

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.21

.082

W Castillo

4

1

2

1

1

0

2

1.15

.033

A Rizzo

3

0

1

0

0

1

1

1.27

.022

L Valbuena

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.17

-.012

R Sweeney

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.12

-.028

L Watkins

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.15

-.028

J Baker

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.47

-.041

T Wood

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.83

-.041

C Coghlan

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

2.13

-.069

C Valaika

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.16

-.094

A Alcantara

5

1

1

0

0

0

2

1.56

-.097

J Baez

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

1.6

-.172

Total

36

3

9

2

3

1

15

1.34

-.285

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 - Justin Ruggiano (.160). Nice 2-for-3 day including the homer to give the Cubs the lead in the first.
  • Hero - Matt Szczur (.082). Put the Cubs in a good position to score with his single in the seventh, but unfortunately nothing came of it.
  • Sidekick - Welington Castillo (.033). The back-to-back homer with Ruggiano was really good. The whiffs with runners on in the third and sixth, however...

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Javier Baez (-.172). I know he likes to set records, but this isn't one he wants: he's the first player in the last 100 years to record three Golden Sombreros in his first 17 games.
  • Goat - Travis Wood (-.167). Well, at least it wasn't one big inning this time.
  • Kid - Arismendy Alcantara (-.097). Had two chances late with runners on but couldn't come through.

UPDATED RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 127 (Changes in Bold, Notations Below):

x - Player not on 25-man roster.
y - Player not on 40-man roster.
z - Player no longer with Cubs.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

15

11

10

77

x-Starlin Castro

14.5

8.5

8.5

69

Luis Valbuena

12

9

6

60

Welington Castillo

9

5.5

4.5

42.5

Justin Ruggiano

6.5

9.5

3

41.5

Jake Arrieta

7

4

1

30

Chris Coghlan

6

5

1

29

z-Jason Hammel

5

4

5

28

z-Nate Schierholtz

4

6

3

27

Ryan Sweeney

2

6

6.5

24.5

z-Jeff Samardzija

6

2

2

24

Travis Wood

5

4

1

24

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

1

22

x-Mike Olt

3

3

6

21

x-Junior Lake

3

3

4

19

x-Brian Schlitter

1

4.5

7

19

z-Darwin Barney

3.5

2.5

1

16.5

x-Edwin Jackson

4

1

2

16

Pedro Strop

1

3

7

16

Kyle Hendricks

4

1.5

0.5

15.5

Arismendy Alcantara

3

2

2

15

John Baker

1

4

3

14

Hector Rondon

0

1

11.5

13.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

3

1

0

11

Carlos Villanueva

0

3

5

11

Wesley Wright

0.5

3.5

2

10.5

y-Ryan Kalish

3

0

1

10

z-James Russell

0

2

6

10

Justin Grimm

0

2

6

10

Neil Ramirez

0

0.5

5.5

6.5

Chris Valaika

2

0

0

6

Javier Baez

0

2

1

5

Zac Rosscup

0

2

0

4

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

0

3

x-Chris Rusin

1

0

0

3

x-Blake Parker

0

0

3

3

Jacob Turner

0

1

0

2

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Kyuji Fujikawa

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

z-Nate Schierholtz

8

12

7

55

x-Starlin Castro

5

10.5

14

50

Luis Valbuena

7

7.5

11.5

47.5

x-Edwin Jackson

12

3

1

43

Travis Wood

10

5

2

42

x-Junior Lake

6

6

8

38

Welington Castillo

3

9.5

7.5

35.5

Anthony Rizzo

2

10

8

34

Chris Coghlan

5

5

5

30

x-Mike Olt

5

3

6

27

Justin Ruggiano

2

7

6

26

z-Emilio Bonifacio

1

9

4

25

Justin Grimm

7

0.5

2.5

24.5

z-Jason Hammel

7

1

0

23

Hector Rondon

6

2

1

23

Carlos Villanueva

5

1

3

20

z-James Russell

3

3

5

20

Arismendy Alcantara

1

6

3

18

Ryan Sweeney

3

3

2.5

17.5

Pedro Strop

3

3

1

16

John Baker

3

1

5

16

z-Jeff Samardzija

4

1

1

15

z-Darwin Barney

0

6

3

15

Wesley Wright

3

1

3

14

x-Brian Schlitter

2

3

1

13

Jake Arrieta

3

0

3

12

z-Jose Veras

2

1

1

9

y-Ryan Kalish

1

2

2

9

Javier Baez

1

1

2

7

Neil Ramirez

2

0

0

6

y-Eli Whiteside

1

0

3

6

x-Blake Parker

1

0

2

5

x-Dallas Beeler

1

0

1

4

Kyle Hendricks

0

1

2

4

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

0

0

3

x-Dan Straily

1

0

0

3

Chris Valaika

0

1

0

2

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

x-Chris Rusin

0

1

0

2

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

77

34

43

x-Starlin Castro

69

50

19

Jake Arrieta

30

12

18

Justin Ruggiano

41.5

26

15.5

Luis Valbuena

60

47.5

12.5

Kyle Hendricks

15.5

4

11.5

z-Jeff Samardzija

24

15

9

Tsuyoshi Wada

11

3

8

Welington Castillo

42.5

35.5

7

Ryan Sweeney

24.5

17.5

7

x-Brian Schlitter

19

13

6

z-Jason Hammel

28

23

5

Chris Valaika

6

2

4

Zac Rosscup

4

0

4

Jacob Turner

2

0

2

z-Darwin Barney

16.5

15

1.5

y-Ryan Kalish

10

9

1

x-Chris Rusin

3

2

1

Kyuji Fujikawa

1

0

1

Neil Ramirez

6.5

6

0.5

Pedro Strop

16

16

0

Matt Szczur

2

2

0

Chris Coghlan

29

30

-1

x-Dallas Beeler

3

4

-1

John Baker

14

16

-2

Javier Baez

5

7

-2

x-Blake Parker

3

5

-2

z-Emilio Bonifacio

22

25

-3

Arismendy Alcantara

15

18

-3

x-Dan Straily

0

3

-3

Wesley Wright

10.5

14

-3.5

x-Mike Olt

21

27

-6

y-Eli Whiteside

0

6

-6

Carlos Villanueva

11

20

-9

z-Jose Veras

0

9

-9

Hector Rondon

13.5

23

-9.5

z-James Russell

10

20

-10

Justin Grimm

10

24.5

-14.5

Travis Wood

24

42

-18

x-Junior Lake

19

38

-19

x-Edwin Jackson

16

43

-27

z-Nate Schierholtz

27

55

-28

Szczur gets his first view from the Hero podium, while Baez takes a Goat position in a bit of dramatic fashion.

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