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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 111

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John Lackey cruises through eight innings of three-hit ball to pick up his seventh Superhero of the season in the Cubs' 5-1 win on Tuesday night.

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Graphs for Game 111 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 111 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 111:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Lackey

8

3

1

1

1

6

0.64

.223

P Strop

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.17

.013

Total

9

3

1

1

1

7

0.59

.237

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

W Contreras

3

1

1

1

1

0

0

0.58

.108

B Zobrist

3

1

1

0

1

1

1

0.75

.092

J Soler

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0.63

.088

A Rizzo

3

2

2

0

0

1

1

0.51

.073

K Bryant

4

1

1

1

1

0

1

0.36

.051

A Russell

2

0

0

0

1

0

2

0.95

-.006

J Lackey

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.54

-.040

J Heyward

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.55

-.051

D Fowler

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.53

-.053

Total

30

5

8

2

4

2

7

0.59

.263

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 111: With the Cubs down 1-0 heading into the bottom of the third, Willson Contreras launches an 86-mile-per-hour fastball deep into the left-center field bleachers to tie the game at 1-1.  WPA impact: +.126.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - John Lackey (.223 / .183). Posted his second-highest Game Score of the season at 77; he's had three other games this season that registered a 79.
  • Hero - Willson Contreras (.108). The homer in the third was all that he needed to hold off all other contenders, including...
  • Sidekick - Ben Zobrist (.092). ...who gave the Cubs the lead with his double in the fourth.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.053). This is the first time in quite some time -- possibly ever in the history of this feature -- that I can remember a Goat podium appearance being caused in small part by a fan interference call. Does that mean that the fan owes Fowler a fruit basket? Or an "I'm Sorry" card? I'll have to check the rules on that one...
  • Goat - Jason Heyward (-.051). Two chances with runners on the corners and couldn't make a dent. He did have the nice "Oh, you don't have it, I'll go get it" diving catch in the eighth, though.
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.006). The only Cub remaining on the negative side of the WPA fence with Lackey's hitting lumped into his slash line. And he also gets style points for his amazing diving stop of a grounder in the fifth that almost got Ji-Man Choi at first.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 111: Lackey nudges his way further into positive territory while Heyward sinks to a new season low.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

10

16.5

10

73

Addison Russell

10

10

10

60

Kris Bryant

5.5

7.5

12

43.5

Jon Lester

11

3.5

2.5

42.5

Ben Zobrist

7

5

10.5

41.5

Jake Arrieta

11.5

1.5

0

37.5

Kyle Hendricks

9

3

2

35

Jason Hammel

6

2

5

27

Javier Baez

4

5

5

27

Dexter Fowler

2

4.5

11.5

26.5

Jason Heyward

2

8

4

26

Miguel Montero

4.5

4

2.5

24

John Lackey

7

1

0

23

Jorge Soler

3

3

6

21

Travis Wood

4

3

1

19

Hector Rondon

2.5

3.5

4

18.5

Tommy La Stella

2

4

3.5

17.5

Willson Contreras

3

1

3

14

David Ross

2

3

1.5

13.5

Adam Warren

1

3.5

1.5

11.5

Matt Szczur

1

2

2

9

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

Chris Coghlan

0

2

1

5

Aroldis Chapman

0

1

1

3

Carl Edwards Jr.

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

11

11

10.5

65.5

Jason Heyward

10

13

4

60

Kris Bryant

9.5

10.5

8

57.5

Ben Zobrist

5.5

10.5

12

49.5

Dexter Fowler

10

7

5

49

Anthony Rizzo

5

13

3.5

44.5

Javier Baez

6

4

10.5

36.5

Jorge Soler

4

3

10

28

Willson Contreras

3.5

5.5

3

24.5

Miguel Montero

3

5

3

22

John Lackey

5

1

2

19

Pedro Strop

4

3

1

19

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

David Ross

2

2

4.5

14.5

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

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

Aroldis Chapman

1

0

0

3

Brian Matusz

1

0

0

3

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

+/-

Jon Lester

42.5

12

30.5

Anthony Rizzo

73

44.5

28.5

Jake Arrieta

37.5

10

27.5

Kyle Hendricks

35

11

24

Jason Hammel

27

9

18

Hector Rondon

18.5

11

7.5

Tommy La Stella

17.5

10

7.5

Travis Wood

19

14

5

John Lackey

23

19

4

Miguel Montero

24

22

2

Carl Edwards Jr.

3

1

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Aroldis Chapman

3

3

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

David Ross

13.5

14.5

-1

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

Brian Matusz

0

3

-3

Matt Szczur

9

12.5

-3.5

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

Addison Russell

60

65.5

-5.5

Jorge Soler

21

28

-7

Ben Zobrist

41.5

49.5

-8

Javier Baez

27

36.5

-9.5

Pedro Strop

9

19

-10

Willson Contreras

14

24.5

-10.5

Kris Bryant

43.5

57.5

-14

Dexter Fowler

26.5

49

-22.5

Jason Heyward

26

60

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