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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 137

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For the first time this season, Chris Coghlan finds himself at the top of the Hero podium thanks to a go-ahead single in the seventh inning as the Cubs won 7-2 on Monday.

Welcome back to the head of the class!
Welcome back to the head of the class!
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So what's that magic number, you ask?

Graphs for Game 137 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 137 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 137:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

K Hendricks

6

5

1

1

2

6

1.12

.202

F Pena

1

0

0

0

0

1

1.08

.082

J Smith

1

0

0

0

0

2

0.1

.007

J Buchanan

1

1

1

1

0

1

0.1

.003

Total

9

6

2

2

2

10

0.91

.294

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Coghlan

2

1

2

0

3

0

0

1.27

.219

J Soler

3

0

2

0

1

1

1

0.97

.172

T La Stella

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

1.27

.126

J Baez

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0.85

.032

M Szczur

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.01

.000

B Zobrist

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.07

-.001

M Montero

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

1.04

-.014

J Heyward

4

1

0

0

1

0

0

1.07

-.038

K Hendricks

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.15

-.055

A Russell

5

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.87

-.058

A Rizzo

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.8

-.061

K Bryant

5

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.92

-.116

Total

37

7

10

0

6

2

4

0.94

.206

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 137: With two out and Miguel Montero on second, Chris Coghlan gives the Cubs a 2-1 lead on a broken-bat single to right with Montero getting home just ahead of the throw from Kirk NieuwenhuisWPA impact: +.204.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Chris Coghlan (.219). It's been a while since he's seen the view from here... August 14, 2015, to be exact. And it took two homers to get him there that day.
  • Hero - Kyle Hendricks (.202 / .147). I've run out of descriptors for his games; he's now had seven starts in a row and 11 of his last 12 in which he's allowed two runs or fewer.
  • Sidekick - Jorge Soler (.172). Got the Cubs on the board in the sixth with a broken-bat single of his own.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Kris Bryant (-.116). You know it's a good day when you score seven runs...
  • Goat - Anthony Rizzo (-.061). ...while your top three RBI guys go a combined 1-for-14...
  • Kid - Addison Russell (-.058). ...and run the table on the Goat podium. Who needs those guys, anyway?

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 136: Hendricks jumps back in front of Rizzo for second place on the chart while Bryant moves back to even par for 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

6

3

45

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

Jorge Soler

4

3

8

26

Miguel Montero

4.5

4

3.5

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

Chris Coghlan

1

2

1

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

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

15.5

78.5

Kris Bryant

11.5

11.5

10

67.5

Ben Zobrist

6.5

14.5

12

60.5

Dexter Fowler

12

7

6

56

Anthony Rizzo

6

16

5.5

55.5

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

Kyle Hendricks

45

11

34

Anthony Rizzo

88

55.5

32.5

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

Miguel Montero

25

22

3

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Felix Pena

0.5

0

0.5

Kris Bryant

67.5

67.5

0

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

Chris Coghlan

8

9.5

-1.5

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

Addison Russell

72

78.5

-6.5

Jorge Soler

26

35

-9

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