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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 73

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John Lackey's worst outing in a Cub uniform gives him the runaway Billy Goat in Saturday's 9-6 loss.

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Some games, you just want to stay completely anonymous...

Graphs for Game 73 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 73 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 73:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Grimm

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0.08

.006

C Edwards Jr.

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.03

.002

S Patton

1.1

2

0

1

0

0

0.22

-.028

G Concepcion

0.2

1

0

0

0

0

1.07

-.126

J Lackey

4.1

7

1

7

3

5

1.18

-.466

Total

8

10

1

8

3

7

0.85

-.612

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Russell

3

2

1

1

3

1

1

0.84

.283

M Montero

4

1

2

1

1

1

2

0.62

.108

J Lackey

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.55

.013

B Zobrist

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.19

.007

K Bryant

4

1

1

0

0

1

1

0.69

-.005

A Rizzo

5

0

2

0

0

0

0

0.73

-.006

A Almora

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.76

-.015

W Contreras

3

1

1

0

1

2

0

0.9

-.017

C Coghlan

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.98

-.069

J Heyward

4

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.72

-.090

J Baez

4

1

0

0

0

0

1

1.08

-.098

Total

33

6

8

2

5

8

8

0.76

.112

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: For the first time this season, there's a bump on the Hero podium as John Lackey's .013 hitting is moved out, leading to a frantic race for the final podium spot.

  • Superhero - Addison Russell (.283). His two-out, three-run homer was pretty big at the time he hit it...
  • Hero - Miguel Montero (.108). ...as was his solo shot to tie the game at 1.
  • Sidekick - Ben Zobrist (.007). This could be a first... Zobrist ends up getting the final podium spot not only as a result of a pinch-hit walk, but he edges Justin Grimm out thanks to advancing to second on defensive indifference. That kind of thing might not get a fruit basket, but maybe a thank-you card is in order, at least.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - John Lackey (-.466). It's been a year since he had a clunker like this one; you have to go back to June 8, 2015 to find the last game in which he gave up seven earned runs or more.
  • Goat - Gerardo Concepcion (-.126). It was a 5-4 deficit when he entered the game and 7-4 when he left.
  • Kid - Javier Baez (-.098). Three chances with runners in scoring position and came up empty.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 73: Russell climbs into a two-way tie at third from the bottom as Baez inches downward to meet him.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

6

8.5

6.5

41.5

Addison Russell

6

7

4

36

Jon Lester

8

3

1

31

Jake Arrieta

9

1

0

29

Ben Zobrist

6

2

6.5

28.5

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

4

1.5

20

Kyle Hendricks

4

2

1

17

Travis Wood

4

2

1

17

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

John Lackey

5

0

0

15

David Ross

2

3

1

13

Hector Rondon

2

2

3

13

Javier Baez

2

2

3

13

Jason Heyward

0

6

1

13

Tommy La Stella

1

3

3.5

12.5

Pedro Strop

1

2

2

9

Albert Almora Jr.

2

1

0

8

Adam Warren

0

2.5

1.5

6.5

Willson Contreras

2

0

0

6

Trevor Cahill

0

3

0

6

Justin Grimm

0

0.5

3.5

4.5

Chris Coghlan

0

1

1

3

Clayton Richard

0

1

1

3

Matt Szczur

0

1

1

3

Ryan Kalish

0

1

0

2

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

Gerardo Concepcion

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Spencer Patton

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

9

9

5

50

Jason Heyward

8

9

1

43

Kris Bryant

6.5

8.5

5

41.5

Dexter Fowler

8

6

5

41

Anthony Rizzo

4

8

2.5

30.5

Ben Zobrist

3.5

6.5

7

30.5

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Javier Baez

4

3

7

25

Adam Warren

4

1

0

14

Pedro Strop

3

2

1

14

Kyle Hendricks

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

Albert Almora Jr.

1

1

3

8

Travis Wood

2

0

1

7

Justin Grimm

1

1

2

7

John Lackey

3

0

0

9

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

Chris Coghlan

1

0

1

4

Jon Lester

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

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

31

4

27

Jason Hammel

18

6

12

Anthony Rizzo

41.5

30.5

11

Travis Wood

17

7

10

John Lackey

15

9

6

Miguel Montero

20

10

10

Hector Rondon

13

5

8

Kyle Hendricks

17

11

6

Willson Contreras

6

1

5

David Ross

13

10.5

2.5

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Gerardo Concepcion

1

0

1

Albert Almora Jr.

8

8

0

Trevor Cahill

6

6

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Chris Coghlan

3

4

-1

Spencer Patton

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Justin Grimm

4.5

7

-2.5

Ben Zobrist

28.5

30.5

-2

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Matt Szczur

3

6

-3

Pedro Strop

9

14

-5

Adam Warren

6.5

14

-7.5

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Javier Baez

13

25

-12

Kris Bryant

27.5

41.5

-14

Addison Russell

36

50

-14

Dexter Fowler

20

41

-21

Jason Heyward

13

43

-30