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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 69

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Double plays and missed chances once again made their presence known, leading to the fate of the top two players on the Goat podium in Tuesday's 4-3 loss.

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Truer words have never been spoken:

Graphs for Game 69 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 69 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 69:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

G Concepcion

1.1

0

0

0

0

2

0.75

.077

P Strop

1

0

0

0

0

2

1.05

.048

T Wood

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.47

.035

J Hammel

5.2

6

2

4

1

3

0.91

-.178

Total

9

6

2

4

1

7

0.87

-.019

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Russell

4

0

3

0

0

0

1

1.98

.316

A Rizzo

2

0

1

0

1

1

0

1.68

.112

J Baez

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

3.39

.072

C Coghlan

2

2

1

0

0

2

0

1.56

.065

J Heyward

3

0

1

0

1

1

0

2

.048

J Hammel

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.7

-.037

M Montero

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.75

-.066

W Contreras

3

1

1

0

0

1

1

1.89

-.090

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.63

-.150

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

6.55

-.165

B Zobrist

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

2.04

-.263

A Almora

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

2.72

-.324

Total

30

3

7

0

2

6

6

2.06

-.481

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 - Addison Russell (.316). He gets the Golden Table-Setter award for his night on Tuesday, pulling off a pretty uncommon feat; the last Cub to record a WPA of .300 or better without driving in a run was Miguel Montero on May 15, 2015.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.112). Table-setters, unite! While he did have the early sacrifice fly, it was his single in the sixth and walk in the eighth that got him to the second step.
  • Sidekick - Gerardo Concepcion (.077). So that's what it looks like when a lefty comes in and gets the first guy out! Oh, and welcome to the bigs, Gerardo... it was a very nice debut.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Albert Almora Jr. (-.324). Lots of missed chances on Tuesday night for Almora with his strikeout on a nasty bender from Trevor Rosenthal putting the final stamp on his top podium spot. But he does get a nice withdrawal from the bank of style points for his diving catch in the third.
  • Goat - Ben Zobrist (-.263). It wasn't much better for Zobrist, who hit into a late fielder's choice and double play of his own.
  • Kid - Jason Hammel (-.178). His worst outing of the season by Game Score standards at 43. On the positive side, he's only had three starts this year with a Game Score under 50.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 69: Rizzo makes another move toward third place on the chart as he crosses back into double-digit positives for the first time in 33 games.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

6

8.5

6.5

41.5

Addison Russell

5

7

4

33

Jake Arrieta

9

1

0

29

Jon Lester

8

2

1

29

Ben Zobrist

6

2

5.5

27.5

Kris Bryant

2.5

6.5

7

27.5

Dexter Fowler

1

3

11

20

Jason Hammel

4

1

4

18

Miguel Montero

3.5

3

1.5

18

Kyle Hendricks

4

2

1

17

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

John Lackey

5

0

0

15

Travis Wood

4

1

1

15

Javier Baez

2

2

3

13

Tommy La Stella

1

3

3.5

12.5

Hector Rondon

2

2

2

12

Jason Heyward

0

6

0

12

David Ross

1

3

1

10

Pedro Strop

1

2

2

9

Albert Almora Jr.

2

1

0

8

Adam Warren

0

2.5

1.5

6.5

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

1

3

Ryan Kalish

0

1

0

2

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

Chris Coghlan

0

0

1

1

Gerardo Concepcion

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

9

9

5

50

Kris Bryant

6.5

8.5

5

41.5

Jason Heyward

8

8

1

41

Dexter Fowler

8

6

5

41

Anthony Rizzo

4

8

2.5

30.5

Ben Zobrist

3.5

5.5

6

27.5

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Javier Baez

3

3

6

21

Adam Warren

4

1

0

14

Pedro Strop

2

2

1

11

David Ross

1

2

3.5

10.5

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

Miguel Montero

1

3

1

10

Kyle Hendricks

2

1

1

9

Travis Wood

2

0

1

7

Albert Almora Jr.

1

1

2

7

John Lackey

2

0

0

6

Trevor Cahill

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Jason Hammel

0

2

2

6

Matt Szczur

0

2

2

6

Hector Rondon

1

1

0

5

Jon Lester

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Justin Grimm

0

1

2

4

Chris Coghlan

1

0

0

3

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Jake Arrieta

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Willson Contreras

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jake Arrieta

29

1

28

Jon Lester

29

4

25

Jason Hammel

18

6

12

Anthony Rizzo

41.5

30.5

11

John Lackey

15

6

9

Miguel Montero

18

10

8

Kyle Hendricks

17

9

8

Travis Wood

15

7

8

Hector Rondon

12

5

7

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Albert Almora Jr.

8

7

1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

0

1

Justin Grimm

4.5

4

0.5

Ben Zobrist

27.5

27.5

0

Trevor Cahill

6

6

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

David Ross

10

10.5

-0.5

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Willson Contreras

0

1

-1

Pedro Strop

9

11

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Chris Coghlan

1

3

-2

Spencer Patton

0

2

-2

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Matt Szczur

3

6

-3

Adam Warren

6.5

14

-7.5

Javier Baez

13

21

-8

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Kris Bryant

27.5

41.5

-14

Addison Russell

33

50

-17

Dexter Fowler

20

41

-21

Jason Heyward

12

41

-29