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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 84

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In a sight becoming much too familiar, the bullpen once again imploded on Wednesday with Trevor Cahill's second inning of work proving to be his undoing as he picks up the Billy Goat in the Cubs' 5-3 loss.

The bullpen tends to not be very photogenic, it seems, so here's the photo of Trevor Cahill's foil, Tucker Barnhart.
The bullpen tends to not be very photogenic, it seems, so here's the photo of Trevor Cahill's foil, Tucker Barnhart.
Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

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Graphs for Game 84 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 84 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 84:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Warren

5

3

1

1

0

6

0.93

.168

J Grimm

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.28

.016

C Edwards Jr.

1

1

0

1

1

0

0.99

-.091

T Cahill

2

4

1

3

1

5

1.29

-.416

Total

9

8

2

5

3

11

0.99

-.323

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

B Zobrist

3

1

1

1

1

1

0

0.88

.089

A Russell

4

1

1

0

1

0

2

1.01

.069

A Rizzo

3

0

1

0

0

1

2

0.84

.059

M Montero

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

1.44

-.002

A Almora

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.53

-.014

A Warren

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.03

-.015

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.82

-.021

J Candelario

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.39

-.034

J Heyward

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.15

-.058

K Bryant

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.92

-.072

T La Stella

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

1.12

-.085

W Contreras

4

0

1

0

0

0

3

1.19

-.094

Total

32

3

8

1

3

2

9

1.04

-.177

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 - Adam Warren (.168). Really only had one tough inning -- facing a one-out jam with runners on second and third -- and got out of it. Well, that and the leadoff homer to Zack Cozart.
  • Hero - Ben Zobrist (.089). Had a nice bounceback after his rough day on Tuesday, sending a ball into the party deck in right field.
  • Sidekick - Addison Russell (.069). He did have the game-tying double early, but it almost didn't hold up as Anthony Rizzo came close to catching him with some more late table-setting.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Trevor Cahill (-.416). Seriously... Tucker Barnhart?? At least he struck out five out of six Reds if that's any consolation.
  • Goat - Willson Contreras (-.094). Had a big opportunity after the leadoff walk from Rizzo in the eighth, but struck out.
  • Kid - Carl Edwards Jr. (-.091). That wild pitch was juuuuuuust a bit inside.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 84: Zobrist climbs back to within one point of even ground while Russell finally works his way back into single-digit negatives.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

8

10.5

8

53

Addison Russell

7

8

5

42

Kris Bryant

4.5

6.5

8

34.5

Jon Lester

9

3

1

34

Ben Zobrist

7

3

6.5

33.5

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

1.5

13.5

Hector Rondon

2

2

3

13

Javier Baez

2

2

3

13

Tommy La Stella

1

3

3.5

12.5

Adam Warren

1

2.5

1.5

9.5

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

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

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

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

7.5

9

34.5

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

John Lackey

4

0

0

12

Travis Wood

3

0

2

11

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

11

Albert Almora Jr.

1

2

4

11

David Ross

1

2

3.5

10.5

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

Hector Rondon

2

1

0

8

Matt Szczur

0

3

2

8

Jake Arrieta

2

0

1

7

Jon Lester

2

0

1

7

Willson Contreras

0

3

1

7

Chris Coghlan

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

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

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

0

1

1

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

53

35.5

17.5

Kyle Hendricks

21

11

10

Jason Hammel

19

9

10

Travis Wood

19

11

8

Miguel Montero

21

14

7

John Lackey

17

12

5

Hector Rondon

13

8

5

David Ross

13.5

10.5

3

Tommy La Stella

12.5

10

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Willson Contreras

7

7

0

Jeimer Candelario

2

2

0

Carl Edwards Jr.

1

1

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

Ben Zobrist

33.5

34.5

-1

Joel Peralta

2

3

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Trevor Cahill

6.5

9

-2.5

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

Adam Warren

9.5

14

-4.5

Pedro Strop

9

16

-7

Kris Bryant

34.5

42.5

-8

Addison Russell

42

51

-9

Jorge Soler

17

27

-10

Javier Baez

13

27

-14

Dexter Fowler

20

41

-21

Jason Heyward

22

43

-21