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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 148

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Things looked pretty good through the first five innings, but then the wheels fell off after Ryan Braun's first homer of the game which promptly sent Jake Arrieta to the top of the Goats in the Cubs' 11-3 loss.

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You just can't beat the view.

Graphs for Game 148 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 148 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 148:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

T Cahill

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.7

.052

S Patton

1

1

1

4

2

2

0.08

-.013

C Edwards Jr.

1

3

2

3

0

3

0.43

-.205

J Arrieta

6

4

1

3

4

5

1.22

-.252

Total

9

8

4

10

6

11

0.89

-.418

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Bryant

2

1

1

0

1

1

1

1.05

.213

J Baez

3

0

1

0

0

1

1

0.95

.117

T La Stella

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0.77

.006

M Montero

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

C Coghlan

4

1

1

1

2

0

1

1.23

-.016

J Arrieta

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.38

-.019

A Almora

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.79

-.022

W Contreras

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.68

-.033

A Russell

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.91

-.048

M Szczur

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.91

-.112

M Kawasaki

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.11

-.168

Total

33

3

8

1

3

2

9

0.91

-.082

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 Gonzalez Mishap of Game 148: With one on and nobody out in the top of the sixth, Jake Arrieta leaves a fastball up in the zone for Ryan Braun who smashes it into the seats in left-center to put the Brewers ahead for the first time in the game at 4-3. WPA impact: -.238.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Kris Bryant (.213). Got his run at the top spot going early with his triple to right-center and then added a walk and a plunking to it just to add some extra cushion.
  • Hero - Javier Baez (.117). Got most of it from a hustle double to lead off the sixth and also added a walk, only his 15th so far this season in over 400 plate appearances.
  • Sidekick - Trevor Cahill (.052). Once again the scoreless seventh inning is good enough to take the final spot.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jake Arrieta (-.252 / -.271). It's not only walks that have been hurting him lately -- he's up to 73 walks allowed after Saturday's outing after only allowing 89 in the last two seasons combined -- but the wild pitch is also giving him fits as he leads the National League with 15.
  • Goat - Carl Edwards Jr. (-.205). The second homer of the day to Braun was unfortunate, but even worse was the one that he gave up to Domingo Santana. That ball was smoked.
  • Kid - Munenori Kawasaki (-.168). Such is the nature of the WPA overlords; they'll grant a player his first Hero podium appearance and then come right back and plant him on the Goats with a bases-loaded 6-4-3 and an inning-ending lineout to right with a runner on third.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 148: Arrieta once again loses his membership card to the plus-30 club, falling nine points out of the race for the top three spots.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

14

20.5

11

94

Kris Bryant

9.5

16.5

13

74.5

Addison Russell

12

11

15

73

Jon Lester

17

3.5

2.5

60.5

Ben Zobrist

8

7

13.5

51.5

Kyle Hendricks

11

6

3

48

Jake Arrieta

12.5

2.5

1

43.5

Dexter Fowler

4

8.5

14.5

43.5

Jason Hammel

9

2

5

36

Jason Heyward

4

9

6

36

Javier Baez

5

6

8

35

Miguel Montero

5.5

5

3.5

30

John Lackey

8

2

0

28

Jorge Soler

4

4

8

28

Travis Wood

4

3

2

20

Hector Rondon

2.5

3.5

5

19.5

David Ross

2

5

3.5

19.5

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

1.5

10.5

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

Joe Smith

0

0

3

3

Jeimer Candelario

0

1

0

2

Joel Peralta

0

1

0

2

Munenori Kawasaki

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

Felix Pena

0

0

0.5

0.5

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Addison Russell

13

14

16.5

83.5

Jason Heyward

16

14

6.5

82.5

Kris Bryant

13.5

14.5

10

79.5

Ben Zobrist

8.5

14.5

12

66.5

Dexter Fowler

12

8

6

58

Anthony Rizzo

6

17

5.5

57.5

Javier Baez

8

7

13.5

51.5

Jorge Soler

6

5

11

39

Willson Contreras

3.5

6.5

6

29.5

Matt Szczur

1.5

5.5

9

24.5

Miguel Montero

3

5

4

23

Travis Wood

5

1

5

22

David Ross

3

3

6.5

21.5

Jason Hammel

5

2

2

21

Pedro Strop

4

4

1

21

John Lackey

5

1

3

20

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

Jake Arrieta

4

1

2

16

Hector Rondon

3

2

1

14

Justin Grimm

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

Mike Montgomery

2

1

1

9

Carl Edwards Jr.

1

2

1

8

Joe Smith

1

2

0

7

Aroldis Chapman

2

0

0

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

Munenori Kawasaki

0

0

1

1

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Jon Lester

60.5

12

48.5

Kyle Hendricks

48

11

37

Anthony Rizzo

94

57.5

36.5

Jake Arrieta

43.5

16

27.5

Jason Hammel

36

21

15

John Lackey

28

20

8

Miguel Montero

30

23

7

Tommy La Stella

17.5

11

6.5

Hector Rondon

19.5

14

5.5

Rob Zastryzny

6.5

2

4.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Munenori Kawasaki

2

1

1

Felix Pena

0.5

0

0.5

Carl Edwards Jr.

8

8

0

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

Travis Wood

20

22

-2

David Ross

19.5

21.5

-2

Jeimer Candelario

2

4

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Trevor Cahill

10.5

13

-2.5

Chris Coghlan

8

10.5

-2.5

Mike Montgomery

6

9

-3

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Brian Matusz

0

3

-3

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Joe Smith

3

7

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Justin Grimm

8.5

13

-4.5

Kris Bryant

74.5

79.5

-5

Addison Russell

73

83.5

-10.5

Jorge Soler

28

39

-11

Pedro Strop

9

21

-12

Matt Szczur

12

24.5

-12.5

Willson Contreras

16

29.5

-13.5

Dexter Fowler

43.5

58

-14.5

Ben Zobrist

51.5

66.5

-15

Javier Baez

35

51.5

-16.5

Jason Heyward

36

82.5

-46.5