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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 117

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Trevor Cahill fills the 26th-man role to perfection in the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday, earning his first Superhero of the season in the process.

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Not the kind of pose you normally want to see your pitcher in:

Graphs for Game 117 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 117 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 117:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Cahill

5

2

0

0

2

3

0.76

.252

H Rondon

1

0

0

0

1

0

1.52

.080

M Montgomery

2

1

0

0

1

3

0.86

.048

A Chapman

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0.68

.032

J Smith

0.1

0

0

0

2

0

0.47

-.019

Total

9

3

0

0

6

7

0.85

.393

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

D Fowler

2

1

1

0

0

2

0

0.86

.176

A Rizzo

4

0

2

0

0

0

1

0.93

.060

T Cahill

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0.82

.036

M Montero

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.41

.012

C Coghlan

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

0.57

.002

B Zobrist

2

1

0

0

0

2

0

0.84

-.001

M Montgomery

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.14

-.004

A Russell

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.95

-.023

J Heyward

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.47

-.056

K Bryant

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.83

-.094

Total

27

4

6

0

3

4

4

0.73

.107

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 117: With runners on the corners and two out in the bottom of the third, Matt Garza uncorks a wild pitch that brings home Dexter Fowler and extends the Cubs' lead to 2-0.  WPA impact: +.089.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Trevor Cahill (.252 / .288). It's been over three years since Cahill has thrown five shutout innings or more in a single game; the last time that he did it was on April 14, 2013.
  • Hero - Dexter Fowler (.176). A nice 1-for-2 day with two walks to boot; the wild pitch by Garza provided extra cushion for the second step, but Fowler would have still been there without it.
  • Sidekick - Hector Rondon (.080). Takes the final step courtesy of the inherited runner in the eighth. He did make things a bit interesting out there, though.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Kris Bryant (-.094). Lots of runners left on base in the early innings, including a popout to the catcher with the bases loaded in the fourth.
  • Goat - Jason Heyward (-.056). Well, he only had one groundout, so there's something!
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.023). His entire WPA for the day came from his foulout in the third.

We'll have the updated rankings in the Game 118 post coming up at noon CT.