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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 59

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Although Jason Hammel struggled on Friday night, it was a familiar foe that caused the demise of the player at the top of the Goats in the Cubs' 5-1 loss.

Missed it by *that* much.
Missed it by *that* much.
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We're going to need a bigger vault for all of these style points we're giving out.

Graphs for Game 59 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 59 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 59:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Wood

1

1

0

0

1

0

0.65

.033

A Warren

0.1

0

0

0

1

0

0.94

.018

C Richard

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.21

-.008

J Grimm

0

2

0

2

1

0

0.3

-.034

J Hammel

5.2

8

2

3

0

4

0.84

-.139

Total

8

12

2

5

3

5

0.72

-.130

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Almora

3

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.95

.065

D Fowler

4

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.87

.040

M Montero

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.98

.026

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.48

-.012

B Zobrist

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.01

-.013

J Heyward

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.73

-.076

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.75

-.078

J Hammel

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.28

-.081

A Russell

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.19

-.091

J Baez

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.23

-.149

Total

30

1

4

0

1

0

9

0.95

-.370

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 - Albert Almora Jr. (.065). Well, that didn't take long... two starts into his major-league career and he's already found the top of the Hero platform.
  • Hero - Dexter Fowler (.040). Breaks his slump of four Goats in his last four podium appearances and just missed robbing Adonis Garcia of a homer in the second.
  • Sidekick - Travis Wood (.033). He left Adam Warren a couple runners to deal with in the seventh, but the fire that he put out in the sixth was enough to get him the final step on Friday.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Javier Baez (-.149). The double play claims yet another victim, this time the 6-4-3 variety.
  • Goat - Jason Hammel (-.139). Some nights it's just not there; Friday night certainly seemed to be one of those nights for Hammel, who seemingly spent more time in trouble than out of it.
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.091). Suffered from bad timing on his strikeouts in his 0-for-3 night, including one with a runner on third to end the second inning.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 59: Almora hops over to the positive side of the fence while Russell slides back under the minus-20 mark on the chart.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

5

6.5

4.5

32.5

Jon Lester

7

2

1

26

Ben Zobrist

5

2

5.5

24.5

Kris Bryant

2.5

5.5

6

24.5

Addison Russell

3

6

3

24

Jake Arrieta

7

1

0

23

Dexter Fowler

1

3

11

20

Jason Hammel

4

1

3

17

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

Miguel Montero

3.5

2

1.5

16

John Lackey

5

0

0

15

Travis Wood

4

1

1

15

Kyle Hendricks

3

2

1

14

Tommy La Stella

1

3

3.5

12.5

Javier Baez

2

2

2

12

Jason Heyward

0

6

0

12

Hector Rondon

1

2

2

9

Pedro Strop

1

1

2

7

Adam Warren

0

2.5

1.5

6.5

David Ross

1

1

1

6

Trevor Cahill

0

3

0

6

Justin Grimm

0

0.5

2.5

3.5

Albert Almora Jr.

1

0

0

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Ryan Kalish

0

1

0

2

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

Clayton Richard

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

9

7

4

45

Kris Bryant

6.5

7.5

4

38.5

Jason Heyward

7

8

1

38

Dexter Fowler

7

5

4

35

Anthony Rizzo

3

8

2.5

27.5

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Ben Zobrist

3.5

3.5

4

21.5

Javier Baez

2

2

6

16

David Ross

1

2

3.5

10.5

Pedro Strop

2

2

0

10

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

Adam Warren

2

1

0

8

Travis Wood

2

0

1

7

John Lackey

2

0

0

6

Kyle Hendricks

1

1

1

6

Trevor Cahill

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Matt Szczur

0

2

2

6

Jason Hammel

0

2

1

5

Miguel Montero

0

2

1

5

Jon Lester

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Hector Rondon

1

0

0

3

Justin Grimm

0

1

1

3

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Albert Almora Jr.

0

0

1

1

Jake Arrieta

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jon Lester

26

4

22

Jake Arrieta

23

1

22

Jason Hammel

17

5

12

Miguel Montero

16

5

11

John Lackey

15

6

9

Travis Wood

15

7

8

Kyle Hendricks

14

6

8

Hector Rondon

9

3

6

Anthony Rizzo

32.5

27.5

5

Ben Zobrist

24.5

21.5

3

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Albert Almora Jr.

3

1

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Justin Grimm

3.5

3

0.5

Trevor Cahill

6

6

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Adam Warren

6.5

8

-1.5

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Spencer Patton

0

2

-2

Pedro Strop

7

10

-3

Javier Baez

12

16

-4

Matt Szczur

2

6

-4

David Ross

6

10.5

-4.5

Clayton Richard

1

6

-5

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Kris Bryant

24.5

38.5

-14

Dexter Fowler

20

35

-15

Addison Russell

24

45

-21

Jason Heyward

12

38

-26