Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, Tuesday’s Player of the Day, becomes the third player this season with 20.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
Bumgarner pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout and struck out 13 in the 3-0 win over the Rockies. Bumgarner allowed only one baserunner the entire game, giving up a double in the eighth inning.
Bumgarner earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 20.9 for the season. He maintains his spot in third place in Box-Toppers player rankings and second place among National League pitchers. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) He trails Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (23.8 Box-Toppers points) and Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer (21.1 Box-Toppers points).
Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is American League Player of the Day. Shoemaker pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out six, in the 8-2 win over the Marlins.
Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox is AL Batter of the Day. Pedroia homered and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 11-7, 11-inning win over the Blue Jays.
Matt Kemp of the Dodgers is NL Batter of the Day. Kemp homered and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
Bumgarner receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Shoemaker receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Pedroia and Kemp each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Tuesday’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||21.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W, 15-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||1||0||0||0||13|
|AL||9.0||Angels||Matt Shoemaker (W, 13-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||6|
|8.0||Cubs||Travis Wood (W, 8-11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||5|
|5.1||Indians||Bryan Shaw (W, 5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.1||Padres||Tyson Ross (W, 12-12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||4||1||1||2||6|
|4.0||Phillies||Ken Giles (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.2||Mariners||James Paxton (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||4||0||0||3||4|
|BAT||3.0||Red Sox||Dustin Pedroia 2B||5||2||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||J.D. Martinez LF||4||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Dodgers||Matt Kemp RF||4||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Mets||Juan Lagares CF||3||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Zach Britton (S, 28)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Astros||Chad Qualls (S, 15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.