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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 64

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It's a clean sweep of the Goat podium by the bullpen in Wednesday's 5-4 extra-inning loss.

That may be Jayson Werth under there, but it's unconfirmed at this point.
That may be Jayson Werth under there, but it's unconfirmed at this point.
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Relative peace and tranquility for the first seven innings, and then... earthquake!

Graphs for Game 64 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 64 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 64:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Hammel

7

5

0

1

0

4

1.15

.327

T Wood

1

0

0

0

2

0

2.81

.059

J Grimm

0.1

0

0

0

1

0

1.99

.002

T Cahill

1

1

0

2

0

2

4.01

-.235

P Strop

1

1

1

1

0

2

0.95

-.240

H Rondon

1

1

0

1

1

2

4.18

-.308

A Warren

0.1

1

0

0

0

0

2.57

-.369

Total

11

9

1

5

4

10

1.99

-.765

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

1

1

1

2

1

2

1.59

.453

A Russell

4

0

2

0

1

1

1

1.92

.339

K Bryant

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

1.55

.138

A Almora

5

1

2

0

0

0

1

1.65

.131

M Szczur

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.84

.069

D Fowler

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.62

-.015

J Hammel

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.11

-.021

T Cahill

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.87

-.024

M Montero

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.3

-.034

D Ross

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.28

-.063

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

3.45

-.080

B Zobrist

5

1

1

1

1

1

1

1.69

-.196

J Heyward

5

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.45

-.208

J Baez

5

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.36

-.222

Total

42

4

11

2

4

3

11

1.58

.265

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 - Anthony Rizzo (.453). His homer in the ninth was the second-largest WPA play he's had in his career when his team was behind in the ninth inning or later.  The only one bigger was on July 26, 2013 against the Giants when he reached on an error by Brandon Belt that allowed two runs to score and gave the Cubs a 3-2 lead.  And that was on a 3-2 count with two out.
  • Hero - Addison Russell (.339). A day after setting the table for Albert Almora Jr. to be the hero, it was role-reversal day as it was Almora setting the table and Russell taking the hero mantle.
  • Sidekick - Jason Hammel (.327). Potentially lost in all of the drama of the final four innings of the game is the fact that Hammel had yet another excellent outing, allowing only one run over seven innings.

THE THREE GOATS: Today presented in reverse order...

  • Kid - Pedro Strop (-.240). For giving up the homer to Stephen Drew that gave the Nationals the lead in the eighth...
  • Goat - Hector Rondon (-.308). For giving up the game-tying single to Wilson Ramos in the ninth, and...
  • Billy Goat - Adam Warren (-.369). For giving up the game-winning hit to Jayson Werth. There are probably a bunch of people who are wondering where Trevor Cahill is, and the only thing that saved his WPA was the inherited jam that he escaped in the 11th with two on and one out.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 64: Hammel pulls into a tie for third place on the charts while the bullpen licks its wounds after a collective slide.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

6

6.5

6.5

37.5

Addison Russell

4

7

4

30

Jon Lester

8

2

1

29

Jake Arrieta

8

1

0

26

Ben Zobrist

5

2

5.5

24.5

Kris Bryant

2.5

5.5

6

24.5

Dexter Fowler

1

3

11

20

Jason Hammel

4

1

4

18

Miguel Montero

3.5

3

1.5

18

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

2

2

9

David Ross

1

2

1

8

Adam Warren

0

2.5

1.5

6.5

Albert Almora Jr.

2

0

0

6

Trevor Cahill

0

3

0

6

Justin Grimm

0

0.5

3.5

4.5

Clayton Richard

0

1

1

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

0

2

Ryan Kalish

0

1

0

2

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

9

7

4

45

Kris Bryant

6.5

8.5

5

41.5

Dexter Fowler

8

6

5

41

Jason Heyward

7

8

1

38

Anthony Rizzo

4

8

2.5

30.5

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Ben Zobrist

3.5

4.5

5

24.5

Javier Baez

2

3

6

18

Adam Warren

3

1

0

11

Pedro Strop

2

2

1

11

David Ross

1

2

3.5

10.5

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

Kyle Hendricks

2

1

1

9

Travis Wood

2

0

1

7

John Lackey

2

0

0

6

Trevor Cahill

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Matt Szczur

0

2

2

6

Hector Rondon

1

1

0

5

Jason Hammel

0

2

1

5

Miguel Montero

0

2

1

5

Jon Lester

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Chris Coghlan

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

+/-

Jon Lester

29

4

25

Jake Arrieta

26

1

25

Jason Hammel

18

5

13

Miguel Montero

18

5

13

John Lackey

15

6

9

Travis Wood

15

7

8

Anthony Rizzo

37.5

30.5

7

Kyle Hendricks

14

9

5

Hector Rondon

9

5

4

Albert Almora Jr.

6

2

4

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Justin Grimm

4.5

3

1.5

Ben Zobrist

24.5

24.5

0

Trevor Cahill

6

6

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Pedro Strop

9

11

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Spencer Patton

0

2

-2

David Ross

8

10.5

-2.5

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Chris Coghlan

0

3

-3

Matt Szczur

2

6

-4

Adam Warren

6.5

11

-4.5

Javier Baez

12

18

-6

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Addison Russell

30

45

-15

Kris Bryant

24.5

41.5

-17

Dexter Fowler

20

41

-21

Jason Heyward

12

38

-26