Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is Friday’s Player of the Day. Lynn pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and striking out eight in the 1-0 win over the Nationals.
Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is American League Player of the Day. Cobb struck out 11 over 6 1/3 innings in the 6-1 win over the Astros.
Ryan Wheeler of the Rockies is National League Batter of the Day. Wheeler hit a pinch-hit single to drive in two runs in the 7-4 win over the Giants. This was Wheeler’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,353rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. Wheeler made his Major League debut July 20, 2012, and was playing in his 90th game.
Mike Napoli of the Red Sox is AL Player of the Game. Napoli went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in two runs in the 10-3 win over the Indians.
Notable: Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday (see the updated top 10 player list on the home page). Kershaw (7IP 1R 7K W in the 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.7 for the season. He ranks fourth among NL pitchers.
Lynn receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Cobb receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Wheeler and Napoli 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 watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Friday, click here.
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
|MLB||14.0||Cardinals||Lance Lynn (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||0||8|
|13.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||1||9|
|AL||10.1||Rays||Alex Cobb (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||3||1||1||2||11|
|6.0||Pirates||Jeanmar Gomez (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.0||1||0||0||1||4|
|5.2||Yankees||David Phelps (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||2||0||0||3||4|
|5.1||Mets||Bartolo Colon (W, 6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||2||2||1||7|
|4.0||Blue Jays||Drew Hutchison (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Rockies||Ryan Wheeler PH, 3B||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Clayton Kershaw (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||8||1||1||1||7|
|3.0||Twins||Kyle Gibson (W, 6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||2||3|
|3.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S, 11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Braves||Craig Kimbrel (S, 19)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Red Sox||Mike Napoli 1B||3||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Royals||Eric Hosmer 1B||2||1||1||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.