Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is Sunday’s Player of the Day. Buchholz pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout, striking out 12 and allowing no walks, in the 11-0 win over the Astros.
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is National League Player of the Day. Ryu pitched six scoreless innings and struck out 10 in the 1-0 win over the Padres.
Chris Johnson of the Braves is NL Batter of the Day. Johnson homered and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 10-7 win over the Cubs.
Brian Dozier of the Twins is American League Batter of the Day. Dozier homered twice and doubled in six at-bats, driving in four runs, in the 13-5 win over the Rockies.
Notables: Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner rose to fourth place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday—and for the second time this season earning the honor for batting. (See the updated top 10 player ranking list on the home page.)
Bumgarner hit a grand slam (his second of the season) and went 2-for-3 with two runs, in the 8-4 win over the Diamondbacks. (He also pitched 6 1/3 innings and picked up the win.) He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.5 for the season, moving from ninth to fourth place. He ranks third among NL pitchers.
This is the sixth time this season a pitcher has won Player of the Game honors for batting. It is the second time Bumgarner has done it. He previously did it April 11, earning NL Batter of the Day.
Rays pitcher David Price became the 16th player this season to earn at least 10.0 Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday. Price (8IP 0R 5K W in the 3-0 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.4 for the season, moving him to 13th place in Box-Toppers player rankings. He ranks sixth among AL pitchers.
Buchholz receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Ryu receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Johnson and Dozier 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 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||18.0||Red Sox||Clay Buchholz (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||0||12|
|NL||14.0||Dodgers||Hyun-Jin Ryu (W, 10-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||0||10|
|8.0||Brewers||Wily Peralta (W, 10-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||0||0||5|
|7.0||Rays||David Price (W, 9-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||1||5|
|7.0||Nationals||Tanner Roark (W, 8-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||6|
|6.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 3-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||2||8|
|BAT||5.0||Braves||Chris Johnson 3B||4||3||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner P||3||2||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S, 21)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.2||Athletics||Sonny Gray (W, 10-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||6||1||0||2||5|
|3.2||Royals||Yordano Ventura (W, 7-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Twins||Brian Dozier 2B||6||2||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Mike Trout CF||4||1||2||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Chris Davis 1B||2||1||1||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.