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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 60

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While the offense was busy cranking out homers, it was Jake Arrieta's seven innings of two-run ball that took him to his eighth Superhero award of the season.

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Saturday's homerfest, boiled down into a minute and 22 seconds.

Graphs for Game 60 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 60 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 60:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

7

4

0

2

2

3

0.64

.170

T Wood

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.08

.006

T Cahill

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.09

.002

Total

9

5

0

2

2

4

0.52

.178

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

M Montero

4

1

1

1

3

0

1

0.45

.110

A Rizzo

5

1

1

1

1

0

1

0.27

.100

A Russell

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.58

.076

J Arrieta

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

0.53

.050

J Heyward

5

2

3

1

1

0

2

0.49

.041

C Coghlan

3

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.57

.025

B Zobrist

5

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.32

.002

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.01

.000

A Almora

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.04

-.001

K Bryant

4

1

2

1

2

1

0

0.59

-.019

D Fowler

5

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.48

-.062

Total

40

8

13

4

8

1

10

0.45

.322

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 - Jake Arrieta (.170). Fun Fact: Saturday's start was only the second one in Arrieta's career in which he pitched seven innings or more and struck out three batters or fewer. The other one was almost six years ago, on June 15, 2010.
  • Hero - Miguel Montero (.110). The guy is just Captain Clutch. Not including Saturday's game, Montero is hitting .353 with an .853 OPS in high-leverage situations. And that's how you get to plus-13 as a .210 hitter.
  • Sidekick - Anthony Rizzo (.100). Gave the Cubs the lead again with his homer in the second before the floodgates opened.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.062). There's a common theme between Fowler and the next guy on the podium...
  • Goat - Kris Bryant (-.019). ...both of them came up short on chances with runners in scoring position in the third, and that was all it took on Saturday. And for Bryant, it's yet another tough-luck Goat.
  • Kid - Albert Almora Jr. (-.001). But the toughest luck goes to Almora, who ends up there after pinch-hitting in an 8-1 game.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 60: Arrieta breaks the tie at the top of the charts, while the bottom of the chart continues to get a bit heavier.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

5

6.5

5.5

33.5

Jake Arrieta

8

1

0

26

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

Dexter Fowler

1

3

11

20

Miguel Montero

3.5

3

1.5

18

Jason Hammel

4

1

3

17

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

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

8.5

4

40.5

Dexter Fowler

8

5

4

38

Jason Heyward

7

8

1

38

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

2

2

Jake Arrieta

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jake Arrieta

26

1

25

Jon Lester

26

4

22

Miguel Montero

18

5

13

Jason Hammel

17

5

12

John Lackey

15

6

9

Travis Wood

15

7

8

Kyle Hendricks

14

6

8

Anthony Rizzo

33.5

27.5

6

Hector Rondon

9

3

6

Ben Zobrist

24.5

21.5

3

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Albert Almora Jr.

3

2

1

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

40.5

-16

Dexter Fowler

20

38

-18

Addison Russell

24

45

-21

Jason Heyward

12

38

-26