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Last Night's Cubs Game with Visual Aids

By now, most of your are familiar with Fangraphs fantastic Win Probability Added charts that chart the chances for a team to win a game in real-time. Here's last night's exciting, albeit ultimately disappointing loss:

Cubs-Cardinals WPA graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That though misses the big story of Alfonso Soriano's escapades and his effect on us fans watching the game. So we're introducing TCR's CFPA (Cubs Fan Popularity Added):

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  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 3 hours 18 min ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 3 hours 33 min ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 3 hours 48 min ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 3 hours 48 min ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 3 hours 49 min ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 4 hours 3 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 4 hours 3 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 4 hours 7 min ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 4 hours 9 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 4 hours 11 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 5 hours 20 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 5 hours 24 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 6 hours 56 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 7 hours 34 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 7 hours 35 min ago view
  • the 'crosstown classic' sure has lost it's magic with interleague. the excitement level is barely noticable...maybe it's a bit more hype in the city, itself.

    crunch 7 hours 39 min ago view