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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 13

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In his third start of the season, John Lackey joins his brothers in the rotation and picks up his first Superhero award with a solid outing on Monday night.

"Hey, look at that!  I'm in the Superhero club with the rest of the guys now!"
"Hey, look at that! I'm in the Superhero club with the rest of the guys now!"
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Fun Fact: With the win on Monday night, John Lackey became the 16th pitcher in MLB history to record a win against all 30 teams.  The last pitcher to do it before him was Tim Hudson on July 26, 2015.

Graphs for Game 13 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 13 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 13:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Lackey

7

4

0

0

1

11

1.03

.383

T Wood

0.2

1

0

0

0

2

0.26

.007

T Cahill

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.07

.006

P Strop

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0.17

.005

Total

9

5

0

0

2

14

0.83

.401

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

D Fowler

5

1

2

1

1

0

1

0.63

.213

J Soler

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.4

.064

M Montero

3

1

1

0

0

1

1

0.92

.059

J Baez

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.01

.000

M Szczur

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.02

.000

K Bryant

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0.85

-.017

A Rizzo

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.67

-.018

A Russell

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

0.64

-.024

J Lackey

3

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.89

-.033

B Zobrist

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.78

-.064

J Heyward

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.7

-.081

Total

34

5

9

1

4

1

6

0.77

.099

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 - John Lackey (.383).  In each of the past three seasons he's had two outings where he posted a game score of 75 or better; Monday night's game score was 79.
  • Hero - Dexter Fowler (.213).  The power of the cute factor compels him!
  • Sidekick - Jorge Soler (.064).  It's the first "fruit basket" podium spot of the season -- a podium spot earned in large part because of the actions of another player -- with Aledmys Diaz being the gift recipient this time around thanks to his errant throw after a grounder ate him up in the seventh.

THE THREE GOATS: For an unprecedented fifth straight game -- at least in the time that I have been writing this feature -- there's another bump on the podiums as Lackey's -.033 hitting is moved out.  There were a few times last season where there were three consecutive games with a bump, but five games is definitely uncharted territory.

  • Billy Goat - Jason Heyward (-.081).  He had a couple of really nice plays in the outfield once again. Unfortunately those nifty plays didn't help his WPA.
  • Goat - Ben Zobrist (-.064).  Had the double in the eighth, but by then it was already a 5-0 game.
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.024).  Once again victimized by the double play ball, this time of the 1-4-3 variety.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 13: Lackey finds himself back at the starting line while Heyward and Zobrist both continue their slumps further into the cellar.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Jorge Soler

1

1

3

8

Anthony Rizzo

1

1.5

1.5

7.5

Miguel Montero

1.5

1

0.5

7

Addison Russell

1

2

0

7

Dexter Fowler

0

2

3

7

Jake Arrieta

2

0

0

6

Jason Hammel

2

0

0

6

Jon Lester

2

0

0

6

Kris Bryant

0.5

1.5

0

4.5

Adam Warren

0

2

0

4

John Lackey

1

0

0

3

Kyle Hendricks

1

0

0

3

Jason Heyward

0

1

0

2

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Ben Zobrist

0

0

1

1

Hector Rondon

0

0

1

1

Justin Grimm

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Tommy La Stella

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Jason Heyward

2

3

0

12

Addison Russell

3

0

2

11

Ben Zobrist

1

2

2

9

Anthony Rizzo

1.5

1.5

1

8.5

Dexter Fowler

2

0

1

7

Kris Bryant

0.5

2.5

0

6.5

Jorge Soler

1

1

0

5

John Lackey

1

0

0

3

Trevor Cahill

1

0

0

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Miguel Montero

0

1

0

2

Pedro Strop

0

1

0

2

Tommy La Stella

0

0

2

2

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Jon Lester

0

0

1

1

Kyle Hendricks

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jake Arrieta

6

0

6

Jason Hammel

6

0

6

Miguel Montero

7

2

5

Jon Lester

6

1

5

Adam Warren

4

0

4

Jorge Soler

8

5

3

Kyle Hendricks

3

1

2

Hector Rondon

1

0

1

Justin Grimm

1

0

1

Dexter Fowler

7

7

0

John Lackey

3

3

0

Matt Szczur

2

2

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Anthony Rizzo

7.5

8.5

-1

Tommy La Stella

1

2

-1

David Ross

0

1

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Kris Bryant

4.5

6.5

-2

Pedro Strop

0

2

-2

Trevor Cahill

0

3

-3

Addison Russell

7

11

-4

Ben Zobrist

1

9

-8

Jason Heyward

2

12

-10