Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is Thursday’s Player of the Day. Bumgarner gave up one run over eight innings in the 6-1 win over the Reds.
Bumgarner earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.5 for the season and moving up to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page). Bumgarner moves to second place among National League pitchers, behind overall Box-Toppers points leader, Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals (12.0).
Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. Is American League Player of the Day. Ross struck out two over two scoreless innings of middle relief, earning the win, in the 8-6 win over the Orioles.
Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins is NL Batter of the Day. Ozuna homered, went 3-for-5, scored three times and drove in four runs in the 11-6 win over the Rays.
Robbie Grossman of the Astros is NL Batter of the Day. Grossman went 2-for-2 and drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt in the 8-5 win over the Angels.
Notables: Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees solidified his lead in Box-Toppers points among AL pitchers after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday. Tanaka (6IP 1R 4K W in the 2-1 win over the Athletics, earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season. He remains in second place overall, behind only Wainwright with 12.0 (see the updated top 10 list on the home page) and is the top AL pitcher, ahead of Chris Sale of the White Sox with 8.0.
Cubs pitcher Travis Wood earned Player of the Game honors for batting. He is the fourth pitcher this season to earn Player of the Game for batting. Wood hit a two-run homer and drove in another run on a fielder’s choice in the 7-4 win over the Mets.
Bumgarner receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Ross receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Ozuna and Grossman each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Thursday’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
|MLB||8.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W, 8-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||0||5|
|BAT||5.0||Marlins||Marcell Ozuna CF||5||3||3||4||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Dbacks||Chris Owings SS||5||2||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Nationals||Doug Fister (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||0||5|
|AL||4.0||Rangers||Robbie Ross Jr. (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||3.0||Astros||Robbie Grossman LF||2||2||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cubs||Travis Wood P||2||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Greg Holland (S, 17)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||Yankees||Masahiro Tanaka (W, 9-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||1||4|
|2.0||Brewers||Francisco Rodriguez (S, 18)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Blue Jays||Brett Lawrie 2B, 3B||3||2||1||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|