Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter is Friday’s Player of the Day. Collmenter struck out eight over 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run, in the 5-1 win over the Padres.
Rays pitcher Drew Smyly is American League Player of the Day. Smyly pitched a complete game shutout, allowing two hits, in the 8-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins is National League Batter of the Day. Ozuna hit a grand slam and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five total runs, in the 13-5 win over the Rockies.
Eduardo Escobar of the Twins is AL Batter of the Day. Escobar homered and tripled, going 5-for-6, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 20-6 win over the Tigers.
Notable: Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta rose to 21st place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. Arrieta (7IP R 5K W in the 4-1 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.7 for the season. He ranks eighth among NL pitchers.
Collmenter receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Smyly receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Ozuna and Escobar 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.
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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||11.1||Dbacks||Josh Collmenter (W, 9-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.1||4||1||0||0||8|
|AL||11.0||Rays||Drew Smyly (W, 8-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||0||0||0||4|
|8.0||Dodgers||Dan Haren (W, 11-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||0||6|
|BAT||5.0||Marlins||Marcell Ozuna CF||5||2||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||4.0||Twins||Eduardo Escobar SS||6||3||5||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Giants||Joe Panik 2B||5||2||4||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Pirates||Josh Harrison 3B||5||1||3||5||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Yordano Ventura (W, 10-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||3||6|
|3.0||Yankees||David Robertson (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Phillies||Ben Revere CF||4||2||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Athletics||Coco Crisp CF||4||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Mariners||Endy Chavez RF||1||1||1||0||3||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.