Cubs Heroes and Goats 2017 biggest WPA countdown: No. 3 Negative

Another of the Edwards meltdowns.

Looking at the top 20 largest WPA games of the 2017 Cubs season gives us a pretty good cross section of players. Nine different Cubs registered one of the largest positive games of the year. As we’ve already seen, Willson Contreras was the lone Cub who registered two of them. None of those nine Cubs had any of the 10 largest negative games. It was less spread around on the negative side with six Cubs accounting for the 10 largest games. We’ve already seen Jon Lester, Pedro Strop and Carl Edwards Jr. each twice. Unfortunately today, we’ll see Carl for a third time. After that, the final three positive games we look at and the final two negative games will be from people we haven’t talked about yet.

Today’s game comes from August 6. It was a Sunday afternoon game at Wrigley Field. Just as in our last column, the foe is the Washington Nationals who the Cubs would of course later defeat in the National League Division Series. The Cubs split four games in Washington in June. The two teams had split the first two games in Wrigley as …Read the Rest

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