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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 80

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The first inning didn't help matters, but it was ultimately a bloop single in the fourth inning that spelled the demise of Jake Arrieta as he picks up his second straight Billy Goat in Saturday's 4-3 loss.

Hey, it's a Jake Arrieta photo to complete the trifecta!
Hey, it's a Jake Arrieta photo to complete the trifecta!
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the big show, Jeimer Candelario.

Graphs for Game 80 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 80 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 80:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Wood

1.1

0

0

0

0

1

0.72

.086

C Edwards Jr.

1.1

0

0

0

0

2

0.33

.032

J Arrieta

5.1

8

1

4

2

4

0.8

-.357

Total

8

8

1

4

2

7

0.74

-.239

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

1

2

1

2

0

1

1.49

.252

J Heyward

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.97

.026

J Arrieta

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.03

.016

M Montero

2

0

1

0

0

2

1

1.18

.007

B Zobrist

4

1

1

1

1

1

0

1.02

.004

T Wood

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.82

-.019

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.8

-.021

D Ross

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.92

-.045

K Bryant

4

1

1

0

0

0

2

1.38

-.070

J Baez

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.66

-.123

A Russell

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.43

-.142

W Contreras

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

1.61

-.146

Total

33

3

6

2

3

4

11

1.29

-.261

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 - Anthony Rizzo (.252). Got the Cubs back into it, albeit temporarily, with his two-run shot to dead center.
  • Hero - Travis Wood (.086). Inherited a pretty big jam and got out of it with a nifty 5-4-3.
  • Sidekick - Carl Edwards Jr. (.032). Welcome to the podiums, Carl!

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jake Arrieta (-.357). Had Javier Baez managed to snag that blooper barehanded, that would have been the biggest fruit basket play in Heroes and Goats history. Way bigger than the one that Joel Peralta sent to Ben Zobrist.
  • Goat - Willson Contreras (-.146). The first of the Cubs' two 0-for-4 performances...
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.142). ...and the second of the Cubs' two 0-for-4 performances.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 80: Rizzo pushes his way toward second place on the chart while Arrieta loses sight of the leader around a corner.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

7

10.5

7.5

49.5

Addison Russell

6

7

4

36

Kris Bryant

4.5

6.5

8

34.5

Jon Lester

9

3

1

34

Ben Zobrist

7

2

6.5

31.5

Jake Arrieta

9

1

0

29

Miguel Montero

3.5

4

2.5

21

Kyle Hendricks

5

2

1

20

Dexter Fowler

1

3

11

20

Travis Wood

4

3

1

19

Jason Hammel

4

1

5

19

John Lackey

5

1

0

17

Jorge Soler

2

3

5

17

Jason Heyward

1

6

2

17

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

Trevor Cahill

0

3

0.5

6.5

Adam Warren

0

2.5

1.5

6.5

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

3.5

6.5

Willson Contreras

2

0

0

6

Matt Szczur

0

2

1

5

Chris Coghlan

0

1

1

3

Clayton Richard

0

1

1

3

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

9

9

6

51

Jason Heyward

8

9

1

43

Kris Bryant

6.5

8.5

5

41.5

Dexter Fowler

8

6

5

41

Anthony Rizzo

4

9

2.5

32.5

Ben Zobrist

3.5

6.5

9

32.5

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Javier Baez

4

3

8

26

Pedro Strop

3

3

1

16

Adam Warren

4

1

0

14

Miguel Montero

1

4

3

14

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

11

David Ross

1

2

3.5

10.5

Travis Wood

3

0

1

10

Justin Grimm

2

1

2

10

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

John Lackey

3

0

0

9

Jason Hammel

1

2

2

9

Albert Almora Jr.

1

1

4

9

Hector Rondon

2

1

0

8

Matt Szczur

0

3

2

8

Jake Arrieta

2

0

1

7

Chris Coghlan

1

1

1

6

Trevor Cahill

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Willson Contreras

0

2

1

5

Jon Lester

1

0

1

4

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Joel Peralta

1

0

0

3

Gerardo Concepcion

0

1

0

2

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jon Lester

34

4

30

Jake Arrieta

29

7

22

Anthony Rizzo

49.5

32.5

17

Jason Hammel

19

9

10

Kyle Hendricks

20

11

9

Travis Wood

19

10

9

John Lackey

17

9

8

Miguel Montero

21

14

7

Hector Rondon

13

8

5

David Ross

13

10.5

2.5

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Willson Contreras

6

5

1

Carl Edwards Jr.

1

0

1

Trevor Cahill

6.5

6

0.5

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

Ben Zobrist

31.5

32.5

-1

Albert Almora Jr.

8

9

-1

Joel Peralta

2

3

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Matt Szczur

5

8

-3

Chris Coghlan

3

6

-3

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Justin Grimm

6.5

10

-3.5

Kris Bryant

34.5

41.5

-7

Pedro Strop

9

16

-7

Adam Warren

6.5

14

-7.5

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Javier Baez

13

26

-13

Addison Russell

36

51

-15

Dexter Fowler

20

41

-21

Jason Heyward

17

43

-26