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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 142

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The offense came back to life on Sunday night, with a 2-for-4 day from Javier Baez and an adventure on the basepaths leading him to the top of the Heroes in the Cubs' 9-5 win.

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Graphs for Game 142 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 142 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 142:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

5.1

4

1

3

2

3

0.43

.074

J Grimm

0.2

0

0

0

1

0

0.93

.034

T Wood

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.23

.017

T Cahill

2

3

2

2

0

1

0.15

.003

Total

9

7

3

5

3

5

0.41

.128

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Baez

4

2

2

0

1

0

2

0.64

.191

K Bryant

5

0

1

0

1

0

1

0.48

.092

A Russell

4

3

3

1

2

0

1

0.37

.063

D Fowler

2

1

1

0

0

3

0

0.25

.052

A Almora

4

0

1

0

2

0

1

0.39

.023

J Soler

5

1

1

1

1

0

3

0.36

.011

D Ross

3

0

0

0

1

0

2

0.5

-.014

A Rizzo

5

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.31

-.020

B Zobrist

4

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.33

-.027

Total

36

9

10

2

8

4

11

0.4

.372

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 142: The Cubs get on the board early in this game as Kris Bryant sends a double down the third-base line, scoring Dexter Fowler and giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead two batters into the top of the first. WPA impact: +.119.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Javier Baez (.191). He had a very interesting second inning in this game: Singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice fly, moved to third on a throwing error after a lineout, and then scored on a wild pitch. That's one way to get a bunch of WPA.
  • Hero - Kris Bryant (.092). Driving in the first run of the game was all that he needed in this one.
  • Sidekick - Jake Arrieta (.074). He got through the first five innings without too much trouble, but the wheels definitely started to come loose in the sixth.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Ben Zobrist (-.027). One of two Cubs in the starting lineup to get left out of the hit parade on Sunday.
  • Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.020). He did have a single in this one, but it came after the score was already 7-0.
  • Kid - David Ross (-.014). Moved several runners along with a sacrifice fly and a foulout down the first-base line, but the WPA overlords tend to find those plays to be less than impressive. They're finicky like that.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 142: Arrieta moves back into the plus-30 club, once again giving the Cubs four players that are over the plus-30 mark for the season.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

14

20.5

11

94

Addison Russell

12

11

14

72

Kris Bryant

8.5

16.5

13

71.5

Jon Lester

16

3.5

2.5

57.5

Ben Zobrist

8

6

12.5

48.5

Kyle Hendricks

10

6

3

45

Jake Arrieta

12.5

2.5

1

43.5

Dexter Fowler

3

7.5

14.5

38.5

Jason Hammel

9

2

5

36

Javier Baez

5

5

8

33

Jason Heyward

3

9

5

32

John Lackey

8

2

0

28

Miguel Montero

4.5

5

3.5

27

Jorge Soler

4

3

8

26

Travis Wood

4

3

2

20

Hector Rondon

2.5

3.5

5

19.5

David Ross

2

4

3.5

17.5

Tommy La Stella

2

4

3.5

17.5

Willson Contreras

3

2

3

16

Matt Szczur

2

2

2

12

Adam Warren

1

3.5

1.5

11.5

Trevor Cahill

1

3

0.5

9.5

Pedro Strop

1

2

2

9

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

5.5

8.5

Albert Almora Jr.

2

1

0

8

Chris Coghlan

1

2

1

8

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

3

2

8

Rob Zastryzny

2

0

0.5

6.5

Mike Montgomery

1

1

1

6

Aroldis Chapman

0

2

2

6

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

Joe Smith

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Felix Pena

0

0

0.5

0.5

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

13

14

15.5

82.5

Jason Heyward

15

14

5.5

78.5

Kris Bryant

12.5

11.5

10

70.5

Ben Zobrist

8.5

14.5

12

66.5

Anthony Rizzo

6

17

5.5

57.5

Dexter Fowler

12

7

6

56

Javier Baez

7

7

13.5

48.5

Jorge Soler

6

5

11

39

Willson Contreras

3.5

6.5

5

28.5

Matt Szczur

1.5

4.5

9

22.5

Travis Wood

5

1

5

22

Miguel Montero

3

5

3

22

David Ross

3

3

6.5

21.5

Pedro Strop

4

4

1

21

John Lackey

5

1

2

19

Jason Hammel

4

2

2

18

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

Hector Rondon

3

2

1

14

Jake Arrieta

3

1

2

13

Trevor Cahill

2

3

1

13

Jon Lester

3

1

1

12

Albert Almora Jr.

1

2

5

12

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

11

Tommy La Stella

2

0

5

11

Chris Coghlan

1

2

3.5

10.5

Justin Grimm

2

1

2

10

Mike Montgomery

2

1

1

9

Joe Smith

1

2

0

7

Aroldis Chapman

2

0

0

6

Carl Edwards Jr.

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Tim Federowicz

1

0

1

4

Jeimer Candelario

0

2

0

4

Brian Matusz

1

0

0

3

Joel Peralta

1

0

0

3

Gerardo Concepcion

0

1

0

2

Rob Zastryzny

0

1

0

2

Spencer Patton

0

1

0

2

Kyle Schwarber

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jon Lester

57.5

12

45.5

Anthony Rizzo

94

57.5

36.5

Kyle Hendricks

45

11

34

Jake Arrieta

43.5

13

30.5

Jason Hammel

36

18

18

John Lackey

28

19

9

Tommy La Stella

17.5

11

6.5

Hector Rondon

19.5

14

5.5

Miguel Montero

27

22

5

Rob Zastryzny

6.5

2

4.5

Carl Edwards Jr.

8

6

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Kris Bryant

71.5

70.5

1

Felix Pena

0.5

0

0.5

Aroldis Chapman

6

6

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

Joel Peralta

2

3

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Justin Grimm

8.5

10

-1.5

Travis Wood

20

22

-2

Jeimer Candelario

2

4

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Chris Coghlan

8

10.5

-2.5

Mike Montgomery

6

9

-3

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Brian Matusz

0

3

-3

Trevor Cahill

9.5

13

-3.5

David Ross

17.5

21.5

-4

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Joe Smith

1

7

-6

Addison Russell

72

82.5

-10.5

Matt Szczur

12

22.5

-10.5

Pedro Strop

9

21

-12

Willson Contreras

16

28.5

-12.5

Jorge Soler

26

39

-13

Javier Baez

33

48.5

-15.5

Dexter Fowler

38.5

56

-17.5

Ben Zobrist

48.5

66.5

-18

Jason Heyward

32

78.5

-46.5