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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 138

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It was another rough night on the mound for Jason Hammel -- including the first seven batters of the game reaching base -- on the way to a 12-5 loss and Hammel's fourth Billy Goat of the season.

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Moments of levity (and levitation) in an otherwise blah night:

Graphs for Game 138 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 138 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 138:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

F Pena

0.1

0

0

0

0

1

0.04

.001

H Rondon

1

2

0

1

0

0

0.02

-.001

S Patton

1

1

0

0

1

1

0.01

-.002

J Hammel

5.2

12

2

8

2

5

0.6

-.412

Total

8

15

2

9

3

7

0.45

-.413

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

2

2

2

3

0

0

0.69

.049

M Montero

4

2

2

1

1

0

1

0.19

.046

B Zobrist

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0.6

.005

M Kawasaki

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0.01

.001

A Almora

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.01

.000

C Coghlan

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.03

-.002

D Fowler

4

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.34

-.005

J Baez

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.35

-.028

J Heyward

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.42

-.032

J Hammel

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.63

-.032

T La Stella

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.43

-.034

J Soler

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.53

-.053

Total

35

5

8

3

5

2

6

0.41

-.087

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 138: On the second pitch of the game from Jason Hammel, Jonathan Villar blasts a fastball into the seats in left-center field to tie the game at 1-1. WPA impact: -.102.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Anthony Rizzo (.049). There's a bit of a trend to this game's Hero podium; each of the podium members had two hits in the game. For Rizzo, it was two deep flies, one of which came in the first inning.
  • Hero - Miguel Montero (.046). Also had an early homer, his coming in the second while the game was still only a four-run deficit.
  • Sidekick - Ben Zobrist (.005). Earns a table-setter podium spot for his infield single in the third that was deflected by Chris Carter to give the Cubs two runners on with one out in a three-run game.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Jason Hammel (-.412 / -.444). Well, at least he can say that he didn't get an early hook in this one.
  • Goat - Jorge Soler (-.053). Remember that table-setting by Zobrist in the third? Soler had a shot at capitalizing on it but grounded out to end the inning.
  • Kid - Tommy La Stella (-.034). By the time he got his ground-rule double in the seventh, the score was too lopsided for it to make a difference.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 138: The scramble at the top of the chart continues with Rizzo once again jumping ahead of Kyle Hendricks and moving back into second place.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

13

20.5

11

91

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

12.5

48.5

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

Miguel Montero

4.5

5

3.5

27

John Lackey

8

1

0

26

Jorge Soler

4

3

8

26

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

4

11

37

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

Jason Hammel

4

2

2

18

Adam Warren

4

2

0

16

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

Tommy La Stella

2

0

5

11

Justin Grimm

2

1

2

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

91

55.5

35.5

Kyle Hendricks

45

11

34

Jake Arrieta

42.5

13

29.5

Jason Hammel

36

18

18

John Lackey

26

19

7

Tommy La Stella

17.5

11

6.5

Hector Rondon

19.5

14

5.5

Miguel Montero

27

22

5

Rob Zastryzny

6.5

2

4.5

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

37

-11

Willson Contreras

16

27.5

-11.5

Ben Zobrist

48.5

60.5

-12

Pedro Strop

9

21

-12

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