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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 99

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There was little offense to be found on Tuesday night, with Dexter Fowler's missed chances leading him to the top of the Goats in the Cubs' 3-0 loss.

I know you know this, Dex, but you're supposed to hit the ball the *other* way.
I know you know this, Dex, but you're supposed to hit the ball the *other* way.
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There were still some smiles to be found on Tuesday, though.

Graphs for Game 99 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 99 chart 2016

Stats for Game 99:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Hendricks

5.2

6

1

3

2

7

0.94

.018

J Nathan

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.16

.012

P Strop

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.08

.006

T Wood

0.1

0

0

0

3

0

0.93

-.064

Total

8

6

1

3

5

8

0.8

-.027

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T La Stella

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.22

.029

A Russell

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

0.75

.013

A Rizzo

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

0.72

-.003

M Montero

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.69

-.028

J Heyward

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.14

-.040

B Zobrist

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.82

-.065

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.77

-.079

J Baez

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.2

-.126

D Fowler

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.54

-.174

Total

30

0

4

0

0

4

6

0.98

-.473

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 99: With one out and two on in the bottom of the first, Jose Abreu rips a single back up the middle -- just missing Kyle Hendricks in the process -- to score Adam Eaton and give the White Sox an early 1-0 lead. WPA impact: -.119.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Tommy La Stella (.029). How you know for sure that it wasn't a good day offensively, Exhibit Number 1: The Superhero gets his title as a result of a catcher's interference play (your Edible Arrangement is on its way, Dioner Navarro) and a bloop single to left.
  • Hero - Kyle Hendricks (.018). How you know for sure that it wasn't a good day offensively, Exhibit Number 2: The starting pitcher that gave up three runs in just over five innings takes the second step of the podium. The Hero podium, that is.
  • Sidekick - Addison Russell (.013). And then there's one of the guys who got on base twice by normal means but still only ended up third due to a pair of outs with a runner on first.

THE THREE GOATS: Also known on Tuesday night as the 0-for-4 Club:

  • Billy Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.174). Two big missed opportunities, including an inning-ending foulout with the bases loaded in the second and the dreaded 6-4-3 in the seventh. But he didn't strike out, unlike...
  • Goat - Javier Baez (-.126). ...who had two strikeouts on the night to go along with an inning-ending foulout of his own with two on, and...
  • Kid - Kris Bryant (-.079). ...who whiffed three times. But hey, no inning-ending foulout!

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 99: Hendricks solidifies his position in fourth place while Fowler sinks to a new personal season low.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

10

15.5

9

70

Addison Russell

9

10

8

55

Kris Bryant

5.5

6.5

9

38.5

Jon Lester

10

3

1

37

Ben Zobrist

7

3

9.5

36.5

Jake Arrieta

10

1

0

32

Kyle Hendricks

7

3

2

29

Jason Heyward

2

8

3

25

Miguel Montero

4.5

4

2.5

24

Javier Baez

3

5

5

24

Dexter Fowler

2

3

11

23

Jason Hammel

5

1

5

22

Travis Wood

4

3

1

19

Tommy La Stella

2

4

3.5

17.5

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

Willson Contreras

3

0

3

12

Adam Warren

1

3.5

1.5

11.5

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

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

1

1

3

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

Gerardo Concepcion

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

10

10

8

58

Jason Heyward

10

11

3

55

Kris Bryant

7.5

8.5

8

47.5

Dexter Fowler

9

7

5

46

Ben Zobrist

5.5

8.5

11

44.5

Anthony Rizzo

5

10

2.5

37.5

Javier Baez

5

4

9

32

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

John Lackey

5

1

1

18

Miguel Montero

2

4

3

17

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

Pedro Strop

3

3

1

16

Willson Contreras

1.5

4.5

2

15.5

Travis Wood

3

1

3

14

Matt Szczur

0.5

3.5

4

12.5

Jon Lester

3

1

1

12

Albert Almora Jr.

1

2

5

12

Hector Rondon

2

2

1

11

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

11

David Ross

1

2

3.5

10.5

Jake Arrieta

3

0

1

10

Justin Grimm

2

1

2

10

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

Trevor Cahill

2

1

1

9

Jason Hammel

1

2

2

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

Mike Montgomery

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

70

37.5

32.5

Jon Lester

37

12

25

Jake Arrieta

32

10

22

Kyle Hendricks

29

11

18

Jason Hammel

22

9

13

Tommy La Stella

17.5

10

7.5

Miguel Montero

24

17

7

Travis Wood

19

14

5

Hector Rondon

14

11

3

David Ross

13.5

10.5

3

Carl Edwards Jr.

3

1

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

John Lackey

17

18

-1

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

Addison Russell

55

58

-3

Chris Coghlan

3

6

-3

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Mike Montgomery

0

3

-3

Willson Contreras

12

15.5

-3.5

Justin Grimm

6.5

10

-3.5

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Matt Szczur

6

12.5

-6.5

Pedro Strop

9

16

-7

Ben Zobrist

36.5

44.5

-8

Javier Baez

24

32

-8

Kris Bryant

38.5

47.5

-9

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Dexter Fowler

23

46

-23

Jason Heyward

25

55

-30