Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who pitched seven scoreless innings in the National League Division Series Game 2 win over the Cardinals, is Saturday’s Player of the Day.
Greinke also allowed only two hits and two walks and struck out seven in the 3-2 win. He did not earn a win in the game—though he exited the mound with a 2-0 lead, the Cardinals tied the game in the eighth before the Dodgers went ahead in the bottom of the ninth.
Greinke had the highest Box-Toppers game score of any Dodgers player of +10.
During the regular season, Greinke had 16.5 Box-Toppers points, ranked 11th among all players, sixth among NL pitchers.
The Dodgers have tied the best-of-five game series with the Cardinals, 1-1. Game 3 is Monday in St. Louis.
NLDS Game 2: Giants 2, Nationals 1
Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit, pitching six innings of extra-inning relief is Player of the Game in a marathon 18-inning National League Division Series Game 2.
Petit, who took the ball in the bottom of the 12th inning, allowed no runs, one hit, three walks, struck out seven and earned the win in the 2-1 win that was finally decided on Brandon Belt’s home run in the top of the 18th.
Petit had the highest Box-Toppers game score of any Giants player of +9.
During the regular season, Petit, normally a starting pitcher, had 4.0 Box-Toppers points, ranking 247th among all players, 78th among NL pitchers.
The Giants now lead the best-of-five game series with the Nationals, 2-0. Game 3 is Monday in San Francisco.
ALDS Game 3, Orioles lead Tigers, 2-0
The pitching matchup Sunday:
Orioles: Bud Norris, 10.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 51st among all players, 23rd among AL pitchers.
Tigers: David Price, 19.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked seventh among all players, fourth among AL pitchers.
ALDS Game 3, Royals lead Angels, 2-0
The pitching matchup Sunday:
Angels: C.J. Wilson, 6.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 127th among all players, 48th among AL pitchers.
Royals: James Shields, 13.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 22nd among all players, 11th among AL pitchers.
Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
Top player from each game
Players of the Game (POG) listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|1004||Score||Team||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||BB||K||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|POG||9.0||Giants||Yusmeiro Petit (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||3||7|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.