Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is Friday’s Player of the Day. Eovaldi pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out six in the 2-1 win over the Reds.
J.J. Hardy of the Orioles is American League Player of the Day. Hardy homered twice, going 2-for-3, with two runs and four RBIs, in the 12-2 win over the Cardinals.
Rickie Weeks of the Brewers is National League Batter of the Day. Weeks hit a three-run homer and scored twice in the 9-3 win over the Dodgers.
Notables: Braves pitcher Craig Kimbrel rises to 19th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. Kimbrel (1IP 0R 2K Sv in the 7-6 win over the Nationals), earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season. He ranks seventh among NL pitchers.
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon rises to 21st place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. Colon (8IP R 6K W in the 5-4 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season. He is the 24th player this season to earn 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. He ranks eighth in Box-Toppers points among NL pitchers. It is the seventh time in his career he has earned at least 10.0 Box-Toppers points in a single season. He has 133.4 career Box-Toppers points, ranking 21st among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began.
Eovaldi receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hardy receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Weeks receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.
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||8.0||Marlins||Nathan Eovaldi (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||1||6|
|AL||6.0||Orioles||J.J. Hardy SS||3||3||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Mets||Bartolo Colon (W, 11-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||1||1||0||6|
|6.0||Pirates||Vance Worley (W, 5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||7|
|BAT||5.0||Brewers||Rickie Weeks PH, 2B||1||2||1||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Dbacks||Chase Anderson (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|4.0||Yankees||Carlos Beltran DH||5||2||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.2||Tigers||Al Alburquerque (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Astros||Robbie Grossman RF||3||1||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Billy Butler 1B||3||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Hisashi Iwakuma (W, 10-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||3|
|3.0||Braves||Craig Kimbrel (S, 33)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Athletics||Coco Crisp DH||3||1||1||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Red Sox||Mike Napoli 1B||3||1||1||1||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.