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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 91

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Although John Lackey gave up four runs on Sunday, it was a big missed opportunity that led to the Billy Goat in the Cubs' 4-1 loss.

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Meanwhile, back at the bank of style points, another vault has been emptied out...

Graphs for Game 91 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 91 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 91:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Richard

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.09

.007

J Lackey

8

6

1

4

2

8

0.86

-.109

Total

9

6

1

4

2

9

0.8

-.102

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Russell

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.27

.078

J Baez

4

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.88

.077

W Contreras

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.85

.020

A Almora

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.74

-.008

T La Stella

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.61

-.015

K Bryant

4

0

1

0

0

0

3

0.92

-.062

J Lackey

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.37

-.067

A Rizzo

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.8

-.083

M Szczur

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.21

-.095

J Heyward

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.8

-.244

Total

31

1

4

0

1

0

10

1.04

-.398

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 Gonzalez Mishap of Game 91: Bottom of the seventh, nobody out, Willson Contreras on second, Addison Russell on first. Jason Heyward hits a screaming liner... right to Prince Fielder, who then steps on first for the unassisted double play. WPA impact: -.203.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Addison Russell (.078). Had the second-highest positive play on the day with his table-setting single in the seventh, and it was just enough -- well, that and an error by Adrian Beltre -- to edge out...
  • Hero - Javier Baez (.077). ...who drove in the Cubs' only run with a double in the third.
  • Sidekick - Willson Contreras (.020). Takes the final step for his part in setting up the potential heroics in the seventh.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jason Heyward (-.244). It's a game of inches, man. Or is that football? Or is it both?...
  • Goat - John Lackey (-.109). I wonder if he's starting to feel a little lonely as the odd man out on the plus/minus chart.
  • Kid - Matt Szczur (-.095). Maybe he needs to pinch-hit more.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 91: Lackey falls back to even ground, while Heyward falls back into all-too-familiar territory alone in the cellar.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

9

13.5

8

62

Addison Russell

8

9

5

47

Kris Bryant

5.5

6.5

9

38.5

Ben Zobrist

7

3

7.5

34.5

Jon Lester

9

3

1

34

Jake Arrieta

9

1

0

29

Jason Heyward

2

8

3

25

Kyle Hendricks

6

2

2

24

Miguel Montero

4.5

4

2.5

24

Jason Hammel

5

1

5

22

Dexter Fowler

1

3

11

20

Travis Wood

4

3

1

19

Javier Baez

2

4

4

18

John Lackey

5

1

0

17

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

Hector Rondon

2

2

4

14

David Ross

2

3

1.5

13.5

Tommy La Stella

1

3

3.5

12.5

Willson Contreras

3

0

2

11

Adam Warren

1

2.5

1.5

9.5

Pedro Strop

1

2

2

9

Albert Almora Jr.

2

1

0

8

Trevor Cahill

0

3

0.5

6.5

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

3.5

6.5

Matt Szczur

0

2

2

6

Chris Coghlan

0

1

1

3

Clayton Richard

0

1

1

3

Jeimer Candelario

0

1

0

2

Joel Peralta

0

1

0

2

Ryan Kalish

0

1

0

2

Tim Federowicz

0

1

0

2

Spencer Patton

0

0

1.5

1.5

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

0

1

1

Gerardo Concepcion

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

10

10

7

57

Jason Heyward

9

10

2

49

Kris Bryant

6.5

8.5

7

43.5

Ben Zobrist

5.5

7.5

10

41.5

Dexter Fowler

8

6

5

41

Anthony Rizzo

5

9

2.5

35.5

Javier Baez

4

3

9

27

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

John Lackey

5

1

0

17

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

Pedro Strop

3

3

1

16

Miguel Montero

1

4

3

14

Travis Wood

3

1

2

13

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

11

Albert Almora Jr.

1

2

4

11

David Ross

1

2

3.5

10.5

Jake Arrieta

3

0

1

10

Jon Lester

3

0

1

10

Justin Grimm

2

1

2

10

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

Willson Contreras

0

4

2

10

Hector Rondon

2

1

1

9

Trevor Cahill

2

1

1

9

Jason Hammel

1

2

2

9

Matt Szczur

0

3

3

9

Chris Coghlan

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Jeimer Candelario

0

2

0

4

Joel Peralta

1

0

0

3

Gerardo Concepcion

0

1

0

2

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

0

1

1

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

62

35.5

26.5

Jon Lester

34

10

24

Jake Arrieta

29

10

19

Kyle Hendricks

24

11

13

Jason Hammel

22

9

13

Miguel Montero

24

14

10

Travis Wood

19

13

6

Hector Rondon

14

9

5

David Ross

13.5

10.5

3

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Willson Contreras

11

10

1

John Lackey

17

17

0

Carl Edwards Jr.

1

1

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

Joel Peralta

2

3

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Jeimer Candelario

2

4

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Trevor Cahill

6.5

9

-2.5

Albert Almora Jr.

8

11

-3

Matt Szczur

6

9

-3

Chris Coghlan

3

6

-3

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Justin Grimm

6.5

10

-3.5

Kris Bryant

38.5

43.5

-5

Adam Warren

9.5

16

-6.5

Ben Zobrist

34.5

41.5

-7

Pedro Strop

9

16

-7

Javier Baez

18

27

-9

Addison Russell

47

57

-10

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Dexter Fowler

20

41

-21

Jason Heyward

25

49

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