Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is Friday’s Player of the Day. Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 11 in the 11-1 win over the Padres.
Strasburg rises to fourth place among players in Box-Toppers points this season. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season. (See updated Top 10 Box-Toppers player rankings for 2014 on the home page.)
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura is American League Player of the Day. Ventura pitched eight shutout innings and struck out eight in the 5-0 win over the Orioles.
Erick Aybar of the Angels is AL Batter of the Day. Aybar homered, doubled, went 4-for-5, scored four runs and drove in three in the 13-1 win over the Yankees.
Freddie Freeman of the Braves is National League Batter of the Day. Freeman went 3-for-4 and scored twice in the 5-4 win over the Reds.
Freeman rises to sixth place among players in Box-Toppers points for the season. He earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 4.7 for the season. (See updated Top 10 Box-Toppers player rankings for 2014 on the home page.) Freeman moves past Ryan Braun of the Brewers (4.5 Box-Toppers points) to take the lead in points this season among NL batters.
Strasburg receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Ventura receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Aybard and Freeman each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Friday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.