Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is Friday’s Player of the Day, while Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner rises to third place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Darvish struck out 12 over six innings, allowing one run, in the 5-1 win over the Blue Jays. Darvish earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.4 for the season, moving him to 11th place in Box-Toppers player rankings, sixth among American League pitchers.
Bumgarner rises from fourth to third in Box-Toppers points for the season after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Bumgarner (6IP 1R 7K W in the 9-1 win over the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.5 for the season. He now ranks second among National League pitchers, behind Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, who leads all players with 18.1 Box-Toppers points.
Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano is NL Player of the Day. Liriano struck out eight over five innings in the 4-2 win over the Rockies. Liriano left the game with the score tied 1-1 and so did not pick up the win.
Jason Kipnis of the Indians is AL Batter of the Day. Kipnis hit two home runs and drove in four, in the 9-3 win over the Tigers.
Travis d’Arnaud of the Mets is NL Batter of the Day. d’Arnaud went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs in the 5-4 win over the Padres. This was d’Arnaud’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,384th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. d’Arnaud made his Major League debut Aug. 17, 2013, and was playing in his 87th game.
Notable: Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox, Player of the Game in the 5-4 win over the Royals, also made his Box-Toppers debut. He is the 3,383rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. Bogaerts made his Major League debut Aug. 20, 2013, and was playing in his 107th game.
Darvish receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Liriano receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Kipnis and d’Arnaud 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||8.2||Rangers||Yu Darvish (W, 9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||3||12|
|5.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W, 11-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||2||7|
|5.0||White Sox||Daniel Webb (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Indians||Jason Kipnis 2B||5||2||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Lance Lynn (W, 11-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||2||2||4||9|
|3.0||Braves||Craig Kimbrel (S, 30)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Angels||Hector Santiago (W, 2-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||2||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Red Sox||Xander Bogaerts 3B||3||2||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rays||Ben Zobrist LF||3||2||1||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.1||Yankees||David Phelps (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||3||2||1||7|
|BAT||1.0||Mets||Travis d`Arnaud C||5||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Athletics||Josh Donaldson 3B||4||1||1||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Brewers||Scooter Gennett 2B||3||2||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Diamondbacks||Nick Evans PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.