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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 157

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There were a few stars on offense on Tuesday night, but it was Chris Coghlan's early three-run triple that pushed him ahead of the crowd in the race for the Superhero in the Cubs' 6-4 win.

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Graphs for Game 157 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 157 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 157:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

F Pena

0.2

0

0

0

1

2

4.79

.180

J Lackey

5

5

0

1

3

3

1.15

.146

T Cahill

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.64

.047

C Edwards Jr.

1

0

0

0

1

1

1.72

.042

T Wood

0.1

0

0

0

0

1

0.96

.024

M Montgomery

0.2

0

0

0

1

1

0.75

.022

J Grimm

0.1

3

0

3

2

0

0.82

-.174

Total

9

8

0

4

8

9

1.39

.287

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

4

0

2

0

3

1

0

0.94

.302

D Fowler

3

1

1

0

1

1

2

0.94

.088

M Kawasaki

3

2

1

0

0

2

0

0.53

.044

J Baez

4

1

2

0

1

0

1

0.49

.036

A Almora

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

0.14

.025

B Zobrist

3

0

0

0

0

2

0

0.66

-.005

W Contreras

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.41

-.010

M Szczur

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.35

-.016

T La Stella

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.5

-.039

J Lackey

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.61

-.056

A Rizzo

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.98

-.069

M Montero

4

1

0

0

0

1

1

0.76

-.086

Total

35

6

8

0

5

7

9

0.7

.213

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 157: With the bases loaded and two out in the top of the second, Chris Coghlan clears the bases with a triple into the gap in right-center to put the Cubs ahead 3-0 with their first hit of the inning. WPA impact: +.269.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Chris Coghlan (.302). The triple alone was enough to get him to the top, but a single and a walk on top of it were a nice touch.
  • Hero - Felix Pena (.180). What a way to get your first major-league save: Inherit two baserunners with one out in the ninth after three runs have already scored, get a strikeout on a wild pitch, load the bases with an intentional walk, and then end the game on a strikeout on a foul tip that almost hit the ground. Just the way you draw it up on the white board, right?
  • Sidekick - John Lackey (.146 / .090). Eight baserunners in five innings is more than one would hope for; thankfully only one run came out of it thanks in part to a  timely double play and an inning-ending strikeout.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Justin Grimm (-.174). Yeah, about the beginning of the ninth inning... double, groundout, walk, walk, single, single isn't really the way you want to the final frame when you're up by five.
  • Goat - Miguel Montero (-.086). Had a couple of chances with a runner on second but struck out looking and flew out to left on a nice running catch by Gregory Polanco.
  • Kid - Anthony Rizzo (-.069). Also had a few opportunities with runners on but came up short before his night came to an end in the sixth.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 157: Lackey joins the rest of the starters in the double-digit positives club while Rizzo slides back but still holds onto third place by two points.

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

2

30

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

Chris Coghlan

2

2

1

11

Pedro Strop

1

2

2

9

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

5.5

8.5

Albert Almora Jr.

2

1

0

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

Felix Pena

0

1

0.5

2.5

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

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

7.5

64.5

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

7

4

27

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

Justin Grimm

4

1

2

16

Hector Rondon

3

2

1

14

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

64.5

32.5

Jake Arrieta

46.5

16

30.5

Jason Hammel

36

24

12

John Lackey

30

20

10

Tommy La Stella

20.5

13

7.5

Hector Rondon

20.5

14

6.5

Miguel Montero

33

27

6

Rob Zastryzny

6.5

2

4.5

Felix Pena

2.5

0

2.5

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Munenori Kawasaki

2

1

1

Chris Coghlan

11

10.5

0.5

Aroldis Chapman

6.5

6

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

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

16

-7.5

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