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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 136

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After 54 games away from it, Jason Heyward finally makes his way back to the top of the Hero podium by driving in all three runs of the Cubs' 3-2 extra-inning win on Sunday.

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Who doesn't love a good walk-off mob scene.

Graphs for Game 136 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 136 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 136:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Chapman

2

1

0

0

1

4

2.92

.263

J Grimm

1

1

0

0

1

2

2.9

.131

T Cahill

1

0

0

0

0

0

1.76

.131

J Smith

1

0

0

0

0

2

1.36

.088

C Edwards Jr.

1.1

0

0

0

0

2

0.46

.046

T Wood

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

0.75

.037

R Zastryzny

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.94

.016

J Lackey

5

1

0

1

1

4

1.01

-.021

Total

13

4

0

1

3

15

1.57

.692

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Heyward

6

0

3

0

3

0

0

2.75

.370

A Russell

5

1

3

0

0

1

1

2.84

.257

J Soler

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

2.24

.047

A Rizzo

6

2

3

0

0

0

1

1.7

.030

B Zobrist

4

0

0

0

0

2

0

2.02

-.003

T La Stella

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.92

-.023

M Szczur

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.96

-.024

J Lackey

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.09

-.027

J Baez

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.33

-.033

M Montero

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.23

-.056

K Bryant

5

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.34

-.057

C Coghlan

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.73

-.172

W Contreras

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.86

-.233

D Fowler

6

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.8

-.269

Total

46

3

10

0

3

4

8

1.97

-.192

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 136: With runners on first and second and one out in the bottom of the 13th, Jason Heyward lofts a single into short left-center field to bring Anthony Rizzo home and give the Cubs a 3-2 victory. WPA impact: +.297.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Jason Heyward (.370). The BABIP overlords were in full give-back mode in this one, granting Heyward three singles on two bloops and one grounder through a drawn-in infield, giving him his best WPA performance in a Cub uniform and his first WPA above .350 since September 15, 2015 when he played for those other guys. And I loved every bit of the .370 that he got in this one.
  • Hero - Aroldis Chapman (.263). There were definitely some anxious moments in the 11th inning but he managed to get out of it with his fourth strikeout in two innings of work.
  • Sidekick - Addison Russell (.257). Thank goodness for the wild pitch by Santiago Casilla in the ninth, because without it Russell would probably have been on the outside looking in after a brutal third-strike call in the 10th by home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi. Even with his 3-for-5 day, that is.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Dexter Fowler (-.269). He only had three 0-for-6 games in his career before this one; the last time that it happened was back on April 16, 2014.
  • Goat - Willson Contreras (-.233). An 0-for-5 day for him with a bunt fielder's choice in the ninth doing the most damage.
  • Kid - Chris Coghlan (-.172). His best chance in the game came back in the second inning with a runner on second, but he ended the inning with a groundout to second. Deuces were wild, apparently.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 136: Heyward takes a big step away from the minus-50 door, hopefully leaving it in the rear-view mirror for the rest of the season.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

12

20.5

11

88

Addison Russell

12

11

14

72

Kris Bryant

8.5

14.5

13

67.5

Jon Lester

15

3.5

2.5

54.5

Ben Zobrist

8

6

11.5

47.5

Kyle Hendricks

10

5

3

43

Jake Arrieta

12.5

2.5

0

42.5

Dexter Fowler

3

7.5

14.5

38.5

Jason Hammel

9

2

5

36

Jason Heyward

3

9

5

32

Javier Baez

4

5

8

30

John Lackey

8

1

0

26

Miguel Montero

4.5

4

3.5

25

Jorge Soler

4

3

7

25

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

Adam Warren

1

3.5

1.5

11.5

Trevor Cahill

1

3

0.5

9.5

Matt Szczur

1

2

2

9

Pedro Strop

1

2

2

9

Albert Almora Jr.

2

1

0

8

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

4.5

7.5

Rob Zastryzny

2

0

0.5

6.5

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

2

2

6

Mike Montgomery

1

1

0

5

Aroldis Chapman

0

2

1

5

Chris Coghlan

0

2

1

5

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

Jason Heyward

15

14

5.5

78.5

Addison Russell

13

12

14.5

77.5

Kris Bryant

10.5

11.5

10

64.5

Ben Zobrist

6.5

14.5

12

60.5

Dexter Fowler

12

7

6

56

Anthony Rizzo

6

15

5.5

53.5

Javier Baez

7

7

13.5

48.5

Jorge Soler

6

3

11

35

Willson Contreras

3.5

6.5

4

27.5

Matt Szczur

1.5

4.5

9

22.5

Travis Wood

5

1

5

22

Miguel Montero

3

5

3

22

Pedro Strop

4

4

1

21

David Ross

3

3

4.5

19.5

John Lackey

5

1

2

19

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

Jason Hammel

3

2

2

15

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

Justin Grimm

2

1

2

10

Tommy La Stella

2

0

4

10

Chris Coghlan

1

2

2.5

9.5

Mike Montgomery

2

1

1

9

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

Joe Smith

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

54.5

12

42.5

Anthony Rizzo

88

53.5

34.5

Kyle Hendricks

43

11

32

Jake Arrieta

42.5

13

29.5

Jason Hammel

36

15

21

Tommy La Stella

17.5

10

7.5

John Lackey

26

19

7

Hector Rondon

19.5

14

5.5

Rob Zastryzny

6.5

2

4.5

Kris Bryant

67.5

64.5

3

Miguel Montero

25

22

3

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Felix Pena

0.5

0

0.5

Carl Edwards Jr.

6

6

0

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

Spencer Patton

1.5

2

-0.5

Aroldis Chapman

5

6

-1

Joel Peralta

2

3

-1

Gerardo Concepcion

1

2

-1

Kyle Schwarber

0

1

-1

Travis Wood

20

22

-2

David Ross

17.5

19.5

-2

Jeimer Candelario

2

4

-2

Tim Federowicz

2

4

-2

Justin Grimm

7.5

10

-2.5

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Joe Smith

1

4

-3

Brian Matusz

0

3

-3

Trevor Cahill

9.5

13

-3.5

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Mike Montgomery

5

9

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Chris Coghlan

5

9.5

-4.5

Addison Russell

72

77.5

-5.5

Jorge Soler

25

35

-10

Willson Contreras

16

27.5

-11.5

Pedro Strop

9

21

-12

Ben Zobrist

47.5

60.5

-13

Matt Szczur

9

22.5

-13.5

Dexter Fowler

38.5

56

-17.5

Javier Baez

30

48.5

-18.5

Jason Heyward

32

78.5

-46.5