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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 74

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Although the flood gates opened one inning later, it was the rough seventh inning for Travis Wood combined with one big error behind him that sent him to the top of the Goats in Sunday's 6-1 loss.

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Not much from this game on the Cubs' Twitter account other than guys without shirts dressed up in lots of face paint. And I'm not going there.

Graphs for Game 74 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 74 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 74:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Grimm

0.2

1

0

1

0

1

0.58

.028

J Hammel

6

4

0

2

2

3

1.47

.024

S Patton

0.2

1

0

1

0

0

0.28

.008

G Concepcion

0.1

1

0

1

1

0

0.4

-.051

T Wood

0.1

2

0

0

0

1

1.08

-.113

Total

8

9

0

5

3

5

1.2

-.104

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Heyward

4

0

2

0

0

0

1

1.32

.089

J Hammel

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.79

.009

B Zobrist

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

1.06

-.027

C Coghlan

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

1.01

-.031

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.61

-.045

A Rizzo

4

0

2

0

0

0

2

1.01

-.051

K Bryant

3

0

0

0

1

0

2

1.57

-.073

A Russell

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.75

-.078

M Montero

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.97

-.085

W Contreras

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

1.21

-.104

Total

30

1

5

0

1

3

15

1.11

-.396

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 - Wait... am I reading this right? Could it possibly be true? This isn't a joke of some sort? After 74 games, it's finally Jason Heyward (.089)!! I'm-- uh... I don't even know what to say. I'm feeling a bit emotional... talk amongst yourselves.
  • Hero - Justin Grimm (.028). The single that he gave up in the eighth did end up coming around to score thanks to Gerardo Concepcion, but the jam that he inherited and subsequently escaped in the seventh was good enough for second place on Sunday.
  • Sidekick - Jason Hammel (.024). A matter of inches and he probably would have ended up one position higher on the chart.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Travis Wood (-.113). Well, the view from the plus-10 club didn't last very long.
  • Goat - Willson Contreras (-.104). His doom came from the stolen base attempt after his walk in the fourth.
  • Kid - Miguel Montero (-.085). That swinging bunt of his in the seventh didn't really work out all that well.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 74: Hammel picks up a little ground in third place while Heyward enjoys the view that he's been waiting to see all season.

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

Miguel Montero

3.5

4

1.5

20

Dexter Fowler

1

3

11

20

Jason Hammel

4

1

5

19

Kyle Hendricks

4

2

1

17

Travis Wood

4

2

1

17

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

Jason Heyward

1

6

1

16

John Lackey

5

0

0

15

David Ross

2

3

1

13

Hector Rondon

2

2

3

13

Javier Baez

2

2

3

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

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

3.5

6.5

Willson Contreras

2

0

0

6

Trevor Cahill

0

3

0

6

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

Miguel Montero

1

3

2

11

David Ross

1

2

3.5

10.5

Travis Wood

3

0

1

10

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

John Lackey

3

0

0

9

Albert Almora Jr.

1

1

3

8

Justin Grimm

1

1

2

7

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

Willson Contreras

0

1

1

3

Gerardo Concepcion

0

1

0

2

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Jake Arrieta

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jake Arrieta

29

1

28

Jon Lester

31

4

27

Jason Hammel

19

6

13

Anthony Rizzo

41.5

30.5

11

Miguel Montero

20

11

9

Hector Rondon

13

5

8

Travis Wood

17

10

7

Kyle Hendricks

17

11

6

John Lackey

15

9

6

Willson Contreras

6

3

3

David Ross

13

10.5

2.5

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Albert Almora Jr.

8

8

0

Trevor Cahill

6

6

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Justin Grimm

6.5

7

-0.5

Chris Coghlan

3

4

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Spencer Patton

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Ben Zobrist

28.5

30.5

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-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

Addison Russell

36

50

-14

Kris Bryant

27.5

41.5

-14

Dexter Fowler

20

41

-21

Jason Heyward

16

43

-27