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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 139

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One pitch can make a huge difference; in this case, it was the very first pitch that Joe Smith threw in the eighth that ended up sending him to the top of the Goat podium in the Cubs' 2-1 loss on Wednesday night.

Yeah, that didn't go according to plan.
Yeah, that didn't go according to plan.
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Hey, that's my line!

Graphs for Game 139 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 139 Chart 2016

Stats for Game 139:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

C Edwards Jr.

1

0

0

0

1

1

2.07

.126

M Montgomery

5

2

1

1

2

6

0.74

.122

T Wood

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

2.9

.074

T Cahill

0.2

0

0

0

2

1

2.24

.014

J Grimm

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.32

-.051

J Smith

1

2

1

1

0

0

0.8

-.230

Total

8

5

2

2

5

8

1.19

.056

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

1

2

1

1

0

1

1.1

.137

B Zobrist

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

1.27

.049

M Montgomery

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.5

-.026

T La Stella

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.39

-.035

J Heyward

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.99

-.076

W Contreras

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.14

-.086

K Bryant

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

1.31

-.093

D Fowler

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.07

-.110

C Coghlan

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.49

-.113

A Russell

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.94

-.202

Total

29

1

3

1

1

2

8

1.23

-.556

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: Once again it's Jonathan Villar causing the Mishap of the Game, this time destroying the first pitch from Joe Smith in the bottom of the eighth for a massive home run off of the bottom of the scoreboard in dead centerWPA impact: -.261.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Anthony Rizzo (.137). Mashed another homer in this game down the right-field line and came this close to another one in the ninth, but was robbed on a great catch by Keon Broxton.
  • Hero - Carl Edwards Jr. (.126). Got into a bit of a jam in his one inning of work but managed to get out of it unscathed.
  • Sidekick - Mike Montgomery (.122). Hard to ask for much more out of him than what he gave in this game: five innings of work, two hits and two walks.

THE THREE GOATS:

  • Billy Goat - Joe Smith (-.230). Talk about being greeted rudely... that homer by Villar in the eighth was absolutely crushed.
  • Goat - Addison Russell (-.202). Had a big chance in the first with the bases loaded but hit into a forceout at the plate, and then followed it up with a 5-4-3 double play in the fourth.
  • Kid - Chris Coghlan (-.113). Followed up Russell's bases-loaded forceout in the first with an inning-ending groundout to short.

RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 139: Rizzo makes a break away from third-place Kyle Hendricks on the chart and finds himself just one and one-half points short of becoming the second member of the plus-40 club.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

14

20.5

11

94

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

Carl Edwards Jr.

0

3

2

8

Justin Grimm

0

1.5

4.5

7.5

Rob Zastryzny

2

0

0.5

6.5

Mike Montgomery

1

1

1

6

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

Addison Russell

13

13

15.5

80.5

Jason Heyward

15

14

5.5

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

Chris Coghlan

1

2

3.5

10.5

Justin Grimm

2

1

2

10

Mike Montgomery

2

1

1

9

Joe Smith

1

2

0

7

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

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

94

55.5

38.5

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

Carl Edwards Jr.

8

6

2

Ryan Kalish

2

0

2

Felix Pena

0.5

0

0.5

Kris Bryant

67.5

67.5

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

Chris Coghlan

8

10.5

-2.5

Justin Grimm

7.5

10

-2.5

Mike Montgomery

6

9

-3

Clayton Richard

3

6

-3

Brian Matusz

0

3

-3

Trevor Cahill

9.5

13

-3.5

Albert Almora Jr.

8

12

-4

Adam Warren

11.5

16

-4.5

Joe Smith

1

7

-6

Addison Russell

72

80.5

-8.5

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