Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, Friday’s Player of the Day, rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers player rankings. Meanwhile, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez rises to fifth place in rankings.
Richards pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in the 3-0 win over the Rangers. Richards earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.7 for the season, rising to sixth place among all players. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) He is in fourth place among American League pitchers.
Hernandez rises from eighth to fifth place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Hernandez struck out nine over eight innings, allowing two runs, in the 3-2 win over the Athletics. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.8 for the season and is in third place among AL pitchers.
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is National League Player of the Day. Lincecum pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out six in the 5-0 win over the Diamondbacks. Lincecum earned 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 10.4 for the season, moving into 12th place in Box-Toppers player rankings. He is the 15th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
Richards and Lincecum had identical Box-Toppers game scores of 8.0, but Richards earned overall Player of the Day honors on a tiebreaker—he had more strikeouts, eight vs. six.
David Wright of the Mets is NL Batter of the Day. Wright homered, went 4-for-4, scored twice and drove in two runs, in the 7-1 win over the Marlins.
Christian Vazquez of the Red Sox is AL Batter of the Day. Vazquez went 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in three runs, in the 8-3 win over the Astros. This was Vazquez’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,380th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. He made his Major League debut July 9 and was playing in his second game.
Richards receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Lincecum receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Wright and Vazquez 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||8.0||Angels||Garrett Richards (W, 11-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||2||8|
|NL||8.0||Giants||Tim Lincecum (W, 9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||6|
|5.0||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W, 11-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||2||2||2||9|
|4.1||Blue Jays||Aaron Loup (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||Mets||David Wright 3B||4||2||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Red Sox||Christian Vazquez C||4||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Indians||Cody Allen (S, 11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S, 20)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Cardinals||Matt Holliday LF||4||3||3||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Jimmy Rollins SS||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Padres||Jesse Hahn (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||4||6|
|2.0||Rockies||Brandon Barnes PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Cubs||Chris Coghlan LF||3||1||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Tigers||Austin Jackson CF||4||1||3||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.