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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 156

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While the game may have ended in a blowout, the six innings of shutout ball from Kyle Hendricks were still good enough to put him at the top of the Heroes in Monday's 12-2 win.

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Graphs for Game 156 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 156 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 156:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Hendricks

6

7

0

0

0

5

0.66

.201

P Strop

1

0

0

0

1

2

0.01

.001

H Rondon

1

3

2

2

0

2

0.01

.000

A Chapman

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

Total

9

10

2

2

1

10

0.44

.202

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Baez

5

1

2

1

6

0

1

0.54

.124

A Rizzo

3

1

2

0

0

1

1

0.54

.099

J Heyward

4

2

2

0

2

1

0

0.76

.079

A Almora

6

2

3

0

1

0

1

0.46

.055

C Coghlan

4

2

2

0

0

2

0

0.32

.033

T La Stella

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

.000

M Szczur

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

.000

M Kawasaki

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

.000

T Federowicz

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

K Hendricks

4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0.17

-.005

K Bryant

4

1

2

1

2

0

1

0.66

-.011

A Russell

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0.8

-.029

W Contreras

5

0

1

0

0

1

2

0.57

-.047

Total

44

12

18

2

11

6

10

0.47

.298

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 156: With the bases loaded and nobody out in the top of the fourth, Javier Baez hits a laser-beam grand slam down the left-field line to extend the Cubs' lead to 5-0. WPA impact: +.140.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Kyle Hendricks (.201 / .196). Following in the footsteps on Jon Lester, Hendricks is now up to 10 straight starts in which he's allowed two runs or less.
  • Hero - Javier Baez (.124). It's his first career six-RBI game and his second career grand slam; you might remember his first one from the 15-inning marathon against the Reds on June 28.
  • Sidekick - Anthony Rizzo (.099). Got his two hits while the game was still close.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Willson Contreras (-.047). It's been a while, but the 6-4-3 returns to send another victim to the top of the pile. That and a strikeout with a runner on second to end the third inning.
  • Goat - Addison Russell (-.029). His plunking in the fourth couldn't offset his inning-ending foulout with two on in the first, and then nothing else after that made too much of a difference because the breakaway was in full swing.
  • Kid - Kris Bryant (-.011). Leverage, schmeverage... he still has 39 homers and 101 runs batted in, making it the first time that the Cubs have had two 30-homer / 100-RBI players in the same season since Moises Alou and Aramis Ramirez did it in 2004. It's also only the seventh time in team history that the Cubs have had two 30 / 100 players in a season.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 156: Hendricks earns his first membership into the plus-40 club, opening up a 6½ point lead over Rizzo for second place on the chart.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

14

21.5

12

97

Kris Bryant

9.5

16.5

15

76.5

Addison Russell

12

11

15

73

Jon Lester

19

3.5

2.5

66.5

Ben Zobrist

9

8

14

57

Kyle Hendricks

12

6

3

51

Dexter Fowler

4

11.5

14.5

49.5

Jake Arrieta

13.5

2.5

1

46.5

Javier Baez

5

7

8

37

Jason Heyward

4

9

7

37

Jason Hammel

9

2

5

36

Miguel Montero

6.5

5

3.5

33

John Lackey

8

2

1

29

Jorge Soler

4

4

8

28

David Ross

2

6

3.5

21.5

Tommy La Stella

3

4

3.5

20.5

Hector Rondon

2.5

3.5

6

20.5

Travis Wood

4

3

2

20

Willson Contreras

4

2

3

19

Matt Szczur

2

2

2

12

Adam Warren

1

3.5

1.5

11.5

Trevor Cahill

1

3

2.5

11.5

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

Aroldis Chapman

0

2

2.5

6.5

Mike Montgomery

1

1

1

6

Joe Smith

0

1

3

5

Clayton Richard

0

1

1

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

15

15

17.5

92.5

Kris Bryant

15.5

15.5

11

88.5

Jason Heyward

16

15

9.5

87.5

Ben Zobrist

9.5

14.5

13

70.5

Anthony Rizzo

7

18

6.5

63.5

Dexter Fowler

12

8

6

58

Javier Baez

8

8

14.5

54.5

Jorge Soler

6

5

11

39

Willson Contreras

4.5

6.5

6

32.5

Miguel Montero

3

6

4

25

Matt Szczur

1.5

5.5

9

24.5

Jason Hammel

6

2

2

24

David Ross

3

4

6.5

23.5

Travis Wood

5

1

5

22

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

Tommy La Stella

2

1

5

13

Jon Lester

3

1

1

12

Albert Almora Jr.

1

2

5

12

Kyle Hendricks

2

2

1

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

66.5

12

54.5

Kyle Hendricks

51

11

40

Anthony Rizzo

97

63.5

33.5

Jake Arrieta

46.5

16

30.5

Jason Hammel

36

24

12

John Lackey

29

20

9

Miguel Montero

33

25

8

Tommy La Stella

20.5

13

7.5

Hector Rondon

20.5

14

6.5

Rob Zastryzny

6.5

2

4.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Munenori Kawasaki

2

1

1

Aroldis Chapman

6.5

6

0.5

Felix Pena

0.5

0

0.5

Carl Edwards Jr.

8

8

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

Trevor Cahill

11.5

13

-1.5

David Ross

21.5

23.5

-2

Travis Wood

20

22

-2

Joe Smith

5

7

-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

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Justin Grimm

8.5

13

-4.5

Dexter Fowler

49.5

58

-8.5

Jorge Soler

28

39

-11

Kris Bryant

76.5

88.5

-12

Pedro Strop

9

21

-12

Matt Szczur

12

24.5

-12.5

Ben Zobrist

57

70.5

-13.5

Willson Contreras

19

32.5

-13.5

Javier Baez

37

54.5

-17.5

Addison Russell

73

92.5

-19.5

Jason Heyward

37

87.5

-50.5