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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 82

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For the first time this season in a Cubs victory, it's Jason Heyward at the top of the Heroes in the Cubs' 10-4 win on the Fourth of July.

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You've gotta love Wayne Messmer.  Hope you all had a wonderful and safe Fourth.

Graphs for Game 82 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 82 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 82:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Hendricks

5.1

4

0

0

1

2

0.38

.119

C Edwards Jr.

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

0.14

.006

P Strop

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.15

.005

H Rondon

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.05

.002

T Wood

1

3

2

3

0

1

0.02

-.004

Total

9

9

2

3

1

4

0.26

.128

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Heyward

4

0

2

0

2

1

0

0.32

.159

A Russell

5

2

2

1

3

0

0

0.41

.122

K Bryant

1

3

1

1

2

2

0

0.44

.117

W Contreras

4

2

2

1

1

0

0

0.24

.042

J Candelario

3

0

0

0

0

2

1

0.15

.003

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.02

.000

T Wood

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.01

.000

J Hammel

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

.000

J Baez

6

1

1

0

0

0

2

0.22

-.009

A Almora

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.12

-.015

K Hendricks

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.32

-.022

A Rizzo

4

2

1

0

0

0

2

0.31

-.025

Total

38

10

12

3

8

6

7

0.25

.372

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 - Jason Heyward (.159). Perhaps he just took the first half of the season off... who knows?
  • Hero - Addison Russell (.122). There's definitely a fruit basket headed to Eugenio Suarez for his error that allowed two runs to score with Russell ending up on second as well. Without it, Russell's very likely the odd man out.
  • Sidekick - Kyle Hendricks (.119). At the same time, it's very likely that Hendricks would have finished a spot higher if not for Jeimer Candelario missing second base on the fielder's choice in the sixth.

THE THREE GOATS: For the fourth time this season and for his second straight start, there's a bump on the Goats as Hendricks' -.021 hitting is moved out. It's the 34th bump overall this season and the 26th from the Goats.

  • Billy Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.025). Took a page out of the Kris Bryant tough-luck Goat playbook with his strikeout in the first.
  • Goat - Albert Almora Jr. (-.015). You could say that he was fortunate to finish the day 0-for-5 and not be at the top of the pack at the same time.
  • Kid - Javier Baez (-.009). Although he reached base twice, once thanks to an error by Brandon Phillips, it was also too late to make a difference.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 82: Hendricks pulls back into a tie for third place while Heyward finally finds his way out of the depths of the basement and into a tie at the door.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

8

10.5

7.5

52.5

Addison Russell

6

8

4

38

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

Jason Heyward

2

7

2

22

Kyle Hendricks

5

2

2

21

Miguel Montero

3.5

4

2.5

21

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

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

Willson Contreras

2

0

1

7

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

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

6

42.5

Dexter Fowler

8

6

5

41

Anthony Rizzo

5

9

2.5

35.5

Ben Zobrist

3.5

6.5

9

32.5

Javier Baez

4

3

9

27

Jorge Soler

4

3

9

27

Pedro Strop

3

3

1

16

Adam Warren

4

1

0

14

Miguel Montero

1

4

3

14

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

11

Albert Almora Jr.

1

2

4

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

Hector Rondon

2

1

0

8

Matt Szczur

0

3

2

8

Jake Arrieta

2

0

1

7

Jon Lester

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

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Joel Peralta

1

0

0

3

Gerardo Concepcion

0

1

0

2

Jeimer Candelario

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

7

27

Jake Arrieta

29

7

22

Anthony Rizzo

52.5

35.5

17

Kyle Hendricks

21

11

10

Jason Hammel

19

9

10

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

Willson Contreras

7

5

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

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

Joel Peralta

2

3

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Jeimer Candelario

0

2

-2

Albert Almora Jr.

8

11

-3

Matt Szczur

5

8

-3

Chris Coghlan

3

6

-3

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Justin Grimm

6.5

10

-3.5

Pedro Strop

9

16

-7

Adam Warren

6.5

14

-7.5

Kris Bryant

34.5

42.5

-8

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Addison Russell

38

51

-13

Javier Baez

13

27

-14

Dexter Fowler

20

41

-21

Jason Heyward

22

43

-21