Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta is Saturday’s Player of the Day, while Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Also Saturday, Justin Upton of the Braves rose to second place among National League batters in Box-Toppers points.
Peralta struck out 13 over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 2-1 win over the Cubs.
Strasburg rose to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Strasburg (6IP 0R 7K in the 5-1 win over the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 16.7 for the season. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
Upton rose to second place among NL batters in Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. Upton (HR 2B 2-4 2R 2BI in the 4-2 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.2 for the season. He trails overall NL batting leader Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (11.6 Box-Toppers points). Upton ranks 77th among all players.
Rays pitcher Alex Colome is American League Player of the Day. Colome pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out six in the 2-0 win over the Indians.
Eduardo Escobar of the Twins is AL Batter of the Day. Escobar homered and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in six runs, in the 12-3 win over the Tigers.
Todd Frazier of the Reds is NL Batter of the Day. Frazier homered and went 1-for-2, scoring four times and driving in two runs, in the 10-6, 10-inning win over the Pirates.
Peralta receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Colome receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Escobar and Frazier each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Saturday’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
|927||Score||Team||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||BB||K||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||12.0||Brewers||Wily Peralta (W, 17-11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||13|
|10.0||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W, 14-11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||7|
|AL||7.1||Rays||Alex Colome (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||4||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||7.0||Twins||Eduardo Escobar 3B||5||2||4||6||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||Dodgers||Carlos Frias (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||0||0||0||1||5|
|6.0||Diamondbacks||Randall Delgado (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||Reds||Todd Frazier 1B||2||4||1||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Red Sox||Daniel Nava RF||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||White Sox||Josh Phegley C||3||2||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Braves||Justin Upton LF||4||2||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Jose Reyes SS||3||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rangers||Jake Smolinski RF||3||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Mets||Jenrry Mejia (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||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.