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Cubs Heroes and Goats: NLCS Game 3

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As the Cubs' bats once again fell silent, the four runs allowed by Jake Arrieta sent him to the top of the Goat podium in the Cubs' 6-0 loss on Tuesday night.

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Graphs for NLCS Game 3 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 169 Chart 2016

Stats for NLCS Game 3:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Grimm

1.1

1

0

0

0

1

0.11

.011

T Wood

0.2

1

0

0

1

1

0.13

.001

M Montgomery

1

2

0

2

0

1

0.03

-.008

J Arrieta

5

6

2

4

0

5

0.83

-.175

Total

8

10

2

6

1

8

0.54

-.171

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

3

0

1

0

0

1

1

0.88

.068

K Bryant

4

0

2

0

0

0

2

0.47

.015

J Soler

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.93

.008

J Heyward

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.14

-.004

A Almora

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.22

-.006

C Coghlan

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.15

-.007

W Contreras

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.42

-.010

J Arrieta

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.65

-.032

D Fowler

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.63

-.052

B Zobrist

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.63

-.062

J Baez

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.74

-.068

M Montero

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.37

-.075

A Russell

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.3

-.105

Total

31

0

4

0

0

2

10

0.71

-.329

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 NLCS Game 3: With two out and a runner on third in the bottom of the fourth, Yasmani Grandal hits a two-run homer in front of the first row of seats in right-center to extend the Dodgers' lead to 3-0. WPA impact: -.174.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Anthony Rizzo (.068). From the book of unorthodox ways to make it to the top of the Heroes: Go with the walk, stolen base, and advance on passed ball all in the same inning. That and destroying a bat on an infield single for nothing but style points in the ninth.
  • Hero - Kris Bryant (.015). This is the "by default" podium spot as he ended up with two of the Cubs' four hits on the night.
  • Sidekick - Justin Grimm (.011). The scoreless seventh strikes again, but this time with a big assist from the inherited two runners that he left on base in the sixth.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jake Arrieta (-.175 / -.207). The fact that the offense was only able to muster up two hits while he was on the mound made the first three runs that he gave up feel like about 10.
  • Goat - Addison Russell (-.105). Still can't find his way out of his slump, which was magnified even more by a big swinging strikeout with two runners in scoring position in the second inning...
  • Kid - Miguel Montero (-.075). ...and right after Russell's missed chance came Montero's groundout to end the second inning, landing him on the final step.

RANKINGS THROUGH NLCS GAME 3:

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Kris Bryant

1

1

1

6

Javier Baez

1

1

0

5

Jon Lester

1

1

0

5

Travis Wood

1

0

0

3

Miguel Montero

1

0

0

3

Carl Edwards Jr.

1

0

0

3

Anthony Rizzo

1

0

0

3

Willson Contreras

0

1

1

3

Ben Zobrist

0

1

0

2

Jake Arrieta

0

1

0

2

Kyle Hendricks

0

1

0

2

Aroldis Chapman

0

0

2

2

Mike Montgomery

0

0

2

2

Justin Grimm

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

0

4

0

8

Anthony Rizzo

1

1

2

7

Ben Zobrist

1

1

0

5

Aroldis Chapman

1

0

0

3

John Lackey

1

0

0

3

Pedro Strop

1

0

0

3

Dexter Fowler

1

0

0

3

Jake Arrieta

1

0

0

3

David Ross

0

1

0

2

Jason Heyward

0

0

2

2

Miguel Montero

0

0

1.5

1.5

Justin Grimm

0

0

1

1

Kris Bryant

0

0

0.5

0.5

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

pWPA

Kris Bryant

6

0.5

5.5

0.518

Jon Lester

5

0

5

0.754

Javier Baez

5

0

5

0.659

Willson Contreras

3

0

3

0.288

Carl Edwards Jr.

3

0

3

0.091

Travis Wood

3

0

3

0.070

Mike Montgomery

2

0

2

0.130

Kyle Hendricks

2

0

2

0.087

Miguel Montero

3

1.5

1.5

0.273

Justin Grimm

1

1

0

-0.072

Jake Arrieta

2

3

-1

-0.070

Aroldis Chapman

2

3

-1

-0.139

David Ross

0

2

-2

-0.199

Jason Heyward

0

2

-2

-0.204

Ben Zobrist

2

5

-3

-0.159

Dexter Fowler

0

3

-3

-0.164

John Lackey

0

3

-3

-0.223

Pedro Strop

0

3

-3

-0.251

Anthony Rizzo

3

7

-4

-0.331

Addison Russell

0

8

-8

-0.391