Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter, Friday’s Player of the Day, becomes the 36th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
Collmenter allowed one run and two hits over 6 1/3 innings in the 5-2 win over the Rockies. Collmenter left the mound with the game tied and so did not pick up the win. Collmenter earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.0 for the season. He ranks 29th among all players and 13th among National League pitchers.
Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez is American League Player of the Day. Gonzalez struck out six over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 9-1 win over the Twins.
Buster Posey of the Giants is NL Batter of the Day. Posey tripled and went 5-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 13-2 win over the Brewers.
Michael Choice of the Rangers is AL Batter of the Day. Choice hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring twice, in the 13-6 win over the Astros.
Notable: Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom becomes the 37th player with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points this season after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. deGrom (7IP R 5K W in the 4-1 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. He ranks 37th among all players and 18th among NL pitchers.
Collmenter receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Gonzalez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Posey and Choice 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
|BAT||6.0||Giants||Buster Posey C||5||3||5||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||6.0||Orioles||Miguel Gonzalez (W, 7-7)||0||0||0||0||0||0||7.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|5.0||Cubs||Jorge Soler RF||3||2||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 7-6)||0||0||0||0||0||0||7.0||4||1||0||2||5|
|BAT||4.0||Rangers||Michael Choice LF||4||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||Jered Weaver (W, 15-7)||0||0||0||0||0||0||7.0||3||0||0||3||3|
|3.0||Nationals||Anthony Rendon 3B||4||2||4||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.1||Yankees||David Robertson (S, 35)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Red Sox||Mookie Betts CF||5||1||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Indians||Carlos Santana 1B||4||1||2||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Braves||Justin Upton LF||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Justin Verlander (W, 12-11)||0||0||0||0||0||0||7.0||9||1||1||2||8|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.