Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is Friday’s Player of the Day, while Jose Abreu of the White Sox extends his Box-Toppers points lead among American League batters.
Vogelsong pitched a complete game two-hitter, allowing one run, in the 5-1 win over the Mets.
Abreu rose to 11th place among all players in Box-Toppers rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. Abreu (3-3 2R BI in the 10-8 win over the Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.0 for the season, extending his lead among AL batters. Second place Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers has 8.5 Box-Toppers points.
Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen is AL Player of the Day. Chen struck out eight over 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run, in the 2-1 win over the Mariners.
Tommy Medica of the Padres is National League Batter of the Day. Medica hit two home runs and went 5-for-5, scoring four times and driving in four runs, in the 10-1 win over the Braves.
David Murphy of the Indians is AL Batter of the Day. Murphy doubled and went 4-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 12-2 win over the Rangers.
Vogelsong receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Chen receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Medica and Murphy 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||9.0||Giants||Ryan Vogelsong (W, 6-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||8.0||Padres||Tommy Medica 1B||5||4||5||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||7.1||Orioles||Wei-Yin Chen (W, 12-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||5||1||1||1||8|
|7.0||Royals||Jeremy Guthrie (W, 7-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||2||6|
|BAT||4.0||Indians||David Murphy RF||4||2||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Phillies||Roberto Hernandez (W, 6-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||0||1||3|
|3.0||Brewers||Jonathan Lucroy C||4||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||White Sox||Jose Abreu 1B||3||2||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Rajai Davis CF, LF||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Pirates||Jordy Mercer SS||4||3||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cubs||Kyle Hendricks (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||1||1||3|
|2.0||Red Sox||Koji Uehara (S, 22)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Angels||Mike Trout CF||4||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Reds||Chris Heisey PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.