Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, Sunday’s Player of the Day, rises to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Bumgarner struck out seven over eight innings in the 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.5 for the season. He rises from sixth to third in season player rankings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page) and is second place among National League pitchers to overall leader Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals (13.0 Box-Toppers points).
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is American League Player of the Day. Scherzer struck out eight over six innings in the 10-4 win over the Indians. Scherzer earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 11.4 for the season, rising to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page).
J.J. Hardy of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Hardy doubled and went 2-for-4, scored twice and drove in three runs in the 8-0 win over the Yankees.
Daniel Murphy of the Mets is NL Batter of the Day. Murphy hit a three-run homer and doubled in the 11-5 win over the Marlins.
Notable: Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto rose to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday (see the updated top 10 list on the home page). Cueto (8IP 8K W in the 4-3 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.7 for the season.
Bumgarner receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Scherzer receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Hardy and Murphy each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Sunday’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 Sunday, 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||10.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W, 9-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||1||0||2||7|
|7.0||Pirates||Brandon Cumpton (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||4|
|4.0||Reds||Johnny Cueto (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||3||1||1||8|
|AL||4.0||Tigers||Max Scherzer (W, 9-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||2||8|
|4.0||Dodgers||Kenley Jansen (S, 22)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Nationals||Rafael Soriano (S, 17)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Orioles||J.J. Hardy SS||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rays||Joel Peralta (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Twins||Jared Burton (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Mariners||Roenis Elias (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||1||1||2||5|
|BAT||2.0||Mets||Daniel Murphy 2B||5||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Angels||Kole Calhoun RF||3||2||1||2||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Brewers||Lyle Overbay PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Red Sox||Jonny Gomes LF||5||1||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Cardinals||Jhonny Peralta SS||3||0||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|