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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 42

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The Golden Sombrero makes its second appearance of the season, this time with Addison Russell as the keeper of it on his way to the to of the Goat podium in Sunday's 1-0 loss.

"Sorry, man... after the fourth one you have to sit up there."
"Sorry, man... after the fourth one you have to sit up there."
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Possibly Peculiar Fact: The last nine Cubs' golden sombreros have come in 0-for-4 games, per Baseball Reference:

Cubs Golden Sombreros 2

Graphs for Game 42 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 42 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 42:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Wood

1.2

0

0

0

1

2

0.91

.073

K Hendricks

5.1

3

0

1

3

1

1.01

.063

P Strop

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.43

.022

Total

8

4

0

1

4

5

0.92

.159

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

M Szczur

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.72

-.009

A Rizzo

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

-.042

D Ross

3

0

1

0

0

0

2

1.14

-.044

K Hendricks

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.05

-.047

J Baez

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.11

-.050

B Zobrist

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.14

-.063

K Bryant

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.01

-.080

J Soler

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

1.63

-.084

D Fowler

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.93

-.090

A Russell

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

1.57

-.148

Total

30

0

3

0

0

2

8

1.18

-.659

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 - Travis Wood (.073). He doesn't find himself in this position very often; there were only two occasions in 2015 when he was at the top of the Hero podium, the last time occurring on August 16, 2015 against the White Sox.
  • Hero - Kyle Hendricks (.063). Who would have figured that a run-scoring double by Madison Bumgarner would have been the only run of the game?
  • Sidekick - Pedro Strop (.022). The last Cub standing on the positive side of the ledger.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Addison Russell (-.148). The first of his four whiffs was particularly damaging as it came with the bases loaded and two out.
  • Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.090).  Nothing particularly eventful in his 0-for-4 day.
  • Kid - Jorge Soler (-.084). Had his walk come in one of his later plate appearances, it probably would have kept him off of the final step.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 42: Wood climbs back into positive territory on the chart while Soler hits a new low-water mark for the season.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

5

4.5

3.5

27.5

Addison Russell

3

6

2

23

Jake Arrieta

6

1

0

20

Ben Zobrist

4

2

3.5

19.5

Jon Lester

5

2

0

19

Kris Bryant

1.5

4.5

4

17.5

Dexter Fowler

1

2

8

15

Jason Hammel

4

0

1

13

Miguel Montero

3.5

1

0.5

13

Kyle Hendricks

2

1

1

9

Jorge Soler

1

1

4

9

Jason Heyward

0

4

0

8

Tommy La Stella

0

2

3.5

7.5

Hector Rondon

1

1

2

7

Adam Warren

0

2.5

1.5

6.5

John Lackey

2

0

0

6

Pedro Strop

1

1

1

6

Travis Wood

1

1

0

5

Javier Baez

1

0

1

4

Trevor Cahill

0

2

0

4

Justin Grimm

0

0.5

2.5

3.5

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Ryan Kalish

0

1

0

2

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

Clayton Richard

0

0

1

1

David Ross

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Jason Heyward

6

7

1

33

Addison Russell

6

2

3

25

Dexter Fowler

5

3

3

24

Jorge Soler

4

2

7

23

Kris Bryant

3.5

5.5

1

22.5

Anthony Rizzo

3

5

2

21

Ben Zobrist

1.5

3.5

4

15.5

Tommy La Stella

2

0

3

9

Javier Baez

0

2

5

9

David Ross

1

2

1

8

Pedro Strop

1

2

0

7

John Lackey

2

0

0

6

Kyle Hendricks

1

1

1

6

Trevor Cahill

1

1

0

5

Miguel Montero

0

2

1

5

Jon Lester

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Travis Wood

1

0

1

4

Adam Warren

1

0

0

3

Hector Rondon

1

0

0

3

Jason Hammel

0

1

1

3

Justin Grimm

0

1

1

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

1

3

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Clayton Richard

0

0

2

2

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jake Arrieta

20

0

20

Jon Lester

19

4

15

Jason Hammel

13

3

10

Miguel Montero

13

5

8

Anthony Rizzo

27.5

21

6.5

Ben Zobrist

19.5

15.5

4

Hector Rondon

7

3

4

Adam Warren

6.5

3

3.5

Kyle Hendricks

9

6

3

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Travis Wood

5

4

1

Justin Grimm

3.5

3

0.5

John Lackey

6

6

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Pedro Strop

6

7

-1

Trevor Cahill

4

5

-1

Matt Szczur

2

3

-1

Clayton Richard

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Tommy La Stella

7.5

9

-1.5

Addison Russell

23

25

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Spencer Patton

0

2

-2

Kris Bryant

17.5

22.5

-5

Javier Baez

4

9

-5

David Ross

1

8

-7

Dexter Fowler

15

24

-9

Jorge Soler

9

23

-14

Jason Heyward

8

33

-25