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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 112

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It's yet another strong night for the starting rotation as Jason Hammel throws seven scoreless innings to lead the Hero podium for the seventh time this season in the Cubs' 3-1 win.

Another game, another Superhero for the starting rotation.
Another game, another Superhero for the starting rotation.
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These might be good numbers.

Graphs for Game 112 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 112 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 112:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Hammel

7

4

0

0

2

6

1.28

.409

C Edwards Jr.

1

0

0

0

0

1

3.37

.257

A Chapman

1

0

0

0

0

3

0.92

.069

P Strop

0

1

0

1

0

0

1.41

-.066

T Wood

0

1

0

0

0

0

2.6

-.191

Total

9

6

0

1

2

10

1.46

.478

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

D Fowler

4

0

2

0

1

0

1

0.76

.112

A Rizzo

4

0

1

0

1

0

0

0.98

.049

J Hammel

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.9

.015

A Russell

4

1

1

1

1

0

1

0.77

.012

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.37

-.009

W Contreras

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.51

-.016

B Zobrist

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.6

-.022

K Bryant

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.72

-.031

J Heyward

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.47

-.034

J Baez

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.72

-.055

Total

32

3

7

1

3

1

6

0.7

.022

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 112: With two out and Kris Bryant on second in the bottom of the second, Anthony Rizzo hits a sharp grounder to the right side that Gregorio Petit can't corral in short right field, allowing Bryant to score and giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead.  WPA impact: +.114.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Jason Hammel (.409 / .424). By Game Score standards, Wednesday's outing was the best of the season for Hammel; he posted a score of 76 in this game, beating his previous high this season of 71 set twice on April 24 and June 4.
  • Hero - Carl Edwards Jr. (.257). Nobody out, top of the eighth, inherits runners on second and third and tasked with holding a two-run lead with Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and Andrelton Simmons due up. Strikeout, groundout with a small assist from the pitcher's mound, groundout. Just how he drew it up.
  • Sidekick - Dexter Fowler (.112). Helped the Cubs extend the lead to 2-0 with his run-scoring double in the fifth.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Travis Wood (-.191). Some nights you only get one opportunity and miss.
  • Goat - Pedro Strop (-.066). I'm guessing that there are a whole lot of fans right now -- myself included -- collectively holding their breath and waiting to hear the results from the MRI today.
  • Kid - Javier Baez (-.055). His biggest chance came in the sixth after the second-base umpire extended the inning, but struck out to end the threat. He does get another withdrawal from the bank of style points for a nice stop on a sharp grounder.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 112: Hammel makes his first appearance in the plus-20 club this season, becoming the fourth member of the starting rotation to do so.

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

7

2

5

30

Dexter Fowler

2

4.5

12.5

27.5

Javier Baez

4

5

5

27

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

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

2

1

5

Chris Coghlan

0

2

1

5

Aroldis Chapman

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

11.5

37.5

Jorge Soler

4

3

10

28

Willson Contreras

3.5

5.5

3

24.5

Miguel Montero

3

5

3

22

Pedro Strop

4

4

1

21

John Lackey

5

1

2

19

Travis Wood

4

1

3

17

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

David Ross

2

2

4.5

14.5

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

30

9

21

Hector Rondon

18.5

11

7.5

Tommy La Stella

17.5

10

7.5

John Lackey

23

19

4

Carl Edwards Jr.

5

1

4

Miguel Montero

24

22

2

Travis Wood

19

17

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

37.5

-10.5

Willson Contreras

14

24.5

-10.5

Pedro Strop

9

21

-12

Kris Bryant

43.5

57.5

-14

Dexter Fowler

27.5

49

-21.5

Jason Heyward

26

60

-34