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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 102

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There's a new clubhouse Superhero award leader as Jon Lester picks up his 11th of the season thanks to six innings of shutout ball in the Cubs' 12-1 romp on Friday.

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Graphs for Game 102 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 102 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 102:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Lester

6

4

0

0

2

7

0.75

.201

J Grimm

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.01

.000

M Montgomery

2

3

0

1

2

2

0

.000

Total

9

8

0

1

4

9

0.48

.202

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

3

2

1

0

2

2

1

0.64

.162

K Bryant

3

1

3

0

1

2

0

0.3

.124

J Heyward

4

1

1

1

3

0

0

0.32

.051

D Ross

4

2

2

1

1

0

1

0.38

.043

B Zobrist

3

2

2

0

0

1

0

0.5

.036

J Baez

5

1

3

0

1

0

1

0.17

.029

W Contreras

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

M Szczur

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

.000

J Lester

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.76

-.032

A Rizzo

5

1

1

0

3

0

0

0.35

-.044

A Russell

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.49

-.071

Total

35

12

14

2

11

6

5

0.4

.298

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 Ramirez Catalyst of Game 102: With two on and two out in the bottom of the second, Chris Coghlan drops a single into short right-center field, scoring Javier Baez and David Ross and putting the first two Cub runs on the board. WPA impact: +.185.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Jon Lester (.201). Navigated his way through a lot of baserunners in the first three innings before things settled down.
  • Hero - Chris Coghlan (.162). All he needed was the single in the second; the walks in his final two plate appearances were just for looks as far as the WPA overlords were concerned.
  • Sidekick - Kris Bryant (.124). That's three straight third-place finishes for Bryant, doing it in impressive fashion on Friday by getting on base in all five of his plate appearances.

THE THREE GOATS: It wouldn't be a Lester start without a podium bump as he racks up his 10th of the season thanks to his -.034 hitting. Friday's podium bump led to a pretty interesting podium situation, though.

  • Billy Goat - Addison Russell (-.071). It's gotta a lonely feeling being the only guy to go 0-for-5 while everyone else in the starting lineup gets on base at least once. And that's including Lester.
  • Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.044). He did drive in three with a double down the third-base line, but it was already a 6-0 game by the time that he did it. That and he was 0-for-3 going into that plate appearance.
  • Kid - Mike Montgomery (.000). So, what's the interesting Goat podium situation, you ask? Well, if you look closely at the charts, there was a four-way tie for the next slot at .000 thanks to the blowout. That left Montgomery, Justin Grimm, Willson Contreras, and Matt Szczur as potential candidates, with Montgomery taking the final spot by executive decision for giving up the only Mariner run of the game in his two innings of work.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 102: With Lester's Superhero and Rizzo's Goat appearance, the lead at the top of the chart narrows to one-half of a point.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

10

15.5

9

70

Addison Russell

9

10

8

55

Kris Bryant

5.5

6.5

12

41.5

Jon Lester

11

3

1

40

Ben Zobrist

7

3

9.5

36.5

Jake Arrieta

10

1

0

32

Kyle Hendricks

7

3

2

29

Javier Baez

4

5

5

27

Jason Heyward

2

8

3

25

Jason Hammel

5

2

5

24

Miguel Montero

4.5

4

2.5

24

Dexter Fowler

2

3

11

23

John Lackey

6

1

0

20

Travis Wood

4

3

1

19

Tommy La Stella

2

4

3.5

17.5

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

Chris Coghlan

0

2

1

5

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

1

1

3

Clayton Richard

0

1

1

3

Aroldis Chapman

0

1

0

2

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

11

11

8

63

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

12

45.5

Anthony Rizzo

5

12

2.5

41.5

Javier Baez

5

4

9

32

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Miguel Montero

3

4

3

20

Willson Contreras

2.5

4.5

2

18.5

John Lackey

5

1

1

18

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

Pedro Strop

3

3

1

16

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

David Ross

1

2

4.5

11.5

Hector Rondon

2

2

1

11

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

11

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

Mike Montgomery

1

0

1

4

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

70

41.5

28.5

Jon Lester

40

12

28

Jake Arrieta

32

10

22

Kyle Hendricks

29

11

18

Jason Hammel

24

9

15

Tommy La Stella

17.5

10

7.5

Travis Wood

19

14

5

Miguel Montero

24

20

4

Hector Rondon

14

11

3

John Lackey

20

18

2

David Ross

13.5

11.5

2

Carl Edwards Jr.

3

1

2

Aroldis Chapman

2

0

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

Chris Coghlan

5

6

-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

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Justin Grimm

6.5

10

-3.5

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Mike Montgomery

0

4

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Javier Baez

27

32

-5

Kris Bryant

41.5

47.5

-6

Willson Contreras

12

18.5

-6.5

Matt Szczur

6

12.5

-6.5

Pedro Strop

9

16

-7

Addison Russell

55

63

-8

Ben Zobrist

36.5

45.5

-9

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Dexter Fowler

23

46

-23

Jason Heyward

25

55

-30