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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 113

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Anthony Rizzo claims the top of the Hero podium with a game-ending walk... and a little bit of help from a lucky call on the final pitch.

"Hey, Rizz, where's the C on your helmet?  Let me slap one on there for you..."
"Hey, Rizz, where's the C on your helmet? Let me slap one on there for you..."
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Hey, 14 percent agree with it.

Graphs for Game 113 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 113 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 113:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

M Montgomery

2

1

0

0

2

4

3.37

.263

J Grimm

1

0

0

0

0

1

2.35

.172

A Chapman

1

0

0

0

0

0

1.76

.131

J Lester

6

5

1

2

1

6

0.84

.042

J Smith

0.1

1

0

0

1

0

1.65

-.028

T Wood

0.2

3

1

1

0

1

1.48

-.159

Total

11

10

2

3

4

12

1.67

.421

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

5

1

2

0

0

0

0

2.34

.427

D Ross

4

0

2

0

1

0

1

1.98

.217

C Coghlan

3

0

1

0

2

1

0

2.65

.191

J Soler

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

3.21

.105

W Contreras

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

2.23

.074

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.54

-.039

K Bryant

6

1

2

0

0

0

3

2.17

-.051

D Fowler

5

0

0

0

0

1

3

1.89

-.054

A Russell

4

0

1

0

0

1

1

2.48

-.060

J Baez

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

2.53

-.150

J Lester

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.58

-.154

B Zobrist

3

0

0

0

0

2

1

2.24

-.161

J Heyward

5

1

1

0

0

0

0

2.61

-.266

Total

42

3

11

0

3

5

10

2.26

.079

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 113: The final play of the game. With the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the 11th, Anthony Rizzo lays off of a 3-1 pitch that catches the inside edge but is called a ball, giving him the walk-off walk and sending the Cubs to a 4-3 victory.  WPA impact: +.345.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Anthony Rizzo (.427). When it comes to the Superhero award for Thursday night, I think there has to be some kind of a fruit basket that goes to home plate umpire Ron Kulpa. If the shoe was on the other foot, there would probably be a lot of Cub fans that would be up in arms.
  • Hero - Mike Montgomery (.263). He got himself into a two-out bases-loaded mess in the 11th but then got himself right back out of it with a huge swinging strikeout by Matt Carpenter.
  • Sidekick - David Ross (.217). Yet another sentence you figured you'd never read: Ross takes the final step on the hero podium thanks to a run-scoring bunt single. Yeah, it sounded a little weird to me too, but it grows on you.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jason Heyward (-.266). Oh, J-Hey... what's a fan to do. This time it was a 4-6-3 in the second and a popout with two on to end the 10th that spelled his demise.
  • Goat - Ben Zobrist (-.161). He did walk twice, but it wasn't nearly enough to offset his two missed opportunities with runners in scoring position in the fourth and sixth innings.
  • Kid - Travis Wood (-.159). Things could have been a lot worse for him if not for a great pickoff throw to first by David Ross (combined with a very awkward slide back into first by Jedd Gyorko).

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 113: Rizzo reclaims his spot at the top of the chart as Jon Lester misses the podium on Thursday night and slides back into second place.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

11

16.5

10

76

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

David Ross

2

3

2.5

14.5

Willson Contreras

3

1

3

14

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

Mike Montgomery

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

10.5

65.5

Jason Heyward

11

13

4

63

Kris Bryant

9.5

10.5

8

57.5

Ben Zobrist

5.5

11.5

12

51.5

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

4

18

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

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

76

44.5

31.5

Jon Lester

42.5

12

30.5

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

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Travis Wood

19

18

1

David Ross

14.5

14.5

0

Aroldis Chapman

3

3

0

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

Mike Montgomery

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

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Addison Russell

60

65.5

-5.5

Jorge Soler

21

28

-7

Ben Zobrist

41.5

51.5

-10

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

63

-37