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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 57

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The ill-timed double play rears its ugly head, sending Jason Heyward to the top of the Goats in Tuesday's 3-2 loss.

It was a nice play in the field... unfortunately, there was still the issue with the bat.
It was a nice play in the field... unfortunately, there was still the issue with the bat.
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Taking the lead in the race for the play of the season:

Graphs for Game 57 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 57 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 57:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Warren

1.2

1

0

1

0

1

0.72

.051

T Cahill

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.41

.029

J Grimm

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0.74

.019

K Hendricks

5

4

1

2

2

6

0.7

-.003

C Richard

0

1

0

0

1

0

0.74

-.101

Total

8

6

1

3

4

8

0.68

-.006

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T La Stella

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

1.54

.167

J Baez

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

3.87

.144

A Russell

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.4

.067

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.27

.003

K Hendricks

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.73

-.018

A Almora

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.45

-.036

M Montero

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.46

-.050

B Zobrist

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

1.79

-.095

K Bryant

4

0

1

0

0

0

3

1.34

-.116

D Ross

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

5.86

-.160

D Fowler

3

0

0

0

1

0

1

1.86

-.166

J Heyward

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

1.79

-.233

Total

31

2

6

0

1

2

9

1.73

-.494

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 - Tommy La Stella (.167). It's his first Superhero of the season; the last time he saw the view from up here was September 20, 2015.
  • Hero - Javier Baez (.144). Made the most of his one at-bat with a single to load the bases in the eighth.
  • Sidekick - Addison Russell (.067). And finally, the run of Goat podiums ends at nine as Russell finds his way back to the other side. Plus, he empties out all of the style points that were in the bank with his fantastic grab in the first.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jason Heyward (-.233). Oh, the dreaded bases-loaded 4-6-3.
  • Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.166). As hard as it may be to believe, his sacrifice fly to cut the lead to one in the eighth was actually the play that hurt him the most on the evening. Of course, had he not driven in a run the results would have been significantly worse and would have made the podium chase a lot tighter.
  • Kid - David Ross (-.160). Had a chance to be a hero in the ninth with runners on the corners, but it wasn't to be as he grounded out to end the game.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 57: La Stella nudges his way back into positive ground, while Heyward sinks backward into the cellar after almost finding his way back to the door.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

5

6.5

4.5

32.5

Jon Lester

7

2

1

26

Ben Zobrist

5

2

5.5

24.5

Addison Russell

3

6

3

24

Kris Bryant

2.5

5.5

5

23.5

Jake Arrieta

7

1

0

23

Dexter Fowler

1

2

11

18

Jason Hammel

4

1

3

17

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

Miguel Montero

3.5

2

1.5

16

Travis Wood

4

1

0

14

Kyle Hendricks

3

2

1

14

Tommy La Stella

1

3

3.5

12.5

John Lackey

4

0

0

12

Jason Heyward

0

6

0

12

Javier Baez

2

1

2

10

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

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

3

44

Kris Bryant

6.5

7.5

4

38.5

Jason Heyward

7

8

1

38

Dexter Fowler

6

5

4

32

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Anthony Rizzo

3

7

2.5

25.5

Ben Zobrist

3.5

3.5

4

21.5

Javier Baez

1

2

6

13

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

Miguel Montero

0

2

1

5

Jon Lester

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Hector Rondon

1

0

0

3

Jason Hammel

0

1

1

3

Justin Grimm

0

1

1

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

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jon Lester

26

4

22

Jake Arrieta

23

1

22

Jason Hammel

17

3

14

Miguel Montero

16

5

11

Kyle Hendricks

14

6

8

Anthony Rizzo

32.5

25.5

7

Travis Wood

14

7

7

John Lackey

12

6

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

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

Javier Baez

10

13

-3

Pedro Strop

7

10

-3

Matt Szczur

2

6

-4

David Ross

6

10.5

-4.5

Clayton Richard

1

6

-5

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Dexter Fowler

18

32

-14

Kris Bryant

23.5

38.5

-15

Addison Russell

24

44

-20

Jason Heyward

12

38

-26