Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Box-Toppers top player in Friday’s four league division series playoff games.
Other Players of the Game Friday:
- Cardinals pitcher John Lackey.
- Rangers closing pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.
- Salvador Perez of the Royals.
NLDS Game 1: Mets 3, Dodgers 1
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 13 and allowing five hits.
During the regular season deGrom had 22.4 Box-Toppers points, third among all players, third among NL pitchers.
He outdueled Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw who was ranked second overall in Box-Toppers points with 25.7. Kershaw (6.2IP 4H 3R 11K) had a Box-Toppers game score of +3.2 and picked up the loss.
The Mets now lead the best-of-five game series, 1-0, which resumes Saturday in Los Angeles.
NLDS Game 1: Cardinals 4, Cubs 0
Cardinals pitcher John Lackey pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out five.
During the regular season, Lackey had 9.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 51st among all players, 21st among NL pitchers.
The Cardinals now lead the best-of-five game series, 1-0, which resumes Saturday in St. Louis.
ALDS Game 2: Rangers 6, Blue Jays 4
Rangers pitcher Ross Ohlendorf pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out the side, allowing no hits and earning the save.
During the regular season, Ohlendorf had 1.0 Box-Toppers point, ranked 651st among all players and 163rd among the 189 AL pitchers who earned Box-Toppers points this season.
The Rangers now lead the best-of-five game series, 2-0, which resumes Sunday in Texas.
ALDS Game 2: Royals 5, Astros 4
Salvador Perez of the Royals homered and went 2-for-3, driving in two runs.
During the regular season, Perez had 4.5 Box-Toppers points, 211th among all players, 45th among AL batters and third among AL catchers, behind Brian McCann of the Yankees (6.5) and Russell Martin of the Blue Jays (5.0).
The best-of-five game series is tied 1-1 and resumes Sunday in Houston.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|POG||14.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||1||13|
|POG||9.1||Cardinals||John Lackey (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||2||0||0||1||5|
|POG||4.0||Rangers||Ross Ohlendorf (S,1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|POG||2.0||Royals||Salvador Perez, C||3||1||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Coming Saturday: The National League Division Series playoffs resume with two Game 2s:
NL Division Series Game 2, Cardinals lead Cubs, 1-0
The pitching matchup Saturday:
Cubs—Kyle Hendricks, 9.7 Box-Toppers points, 54th among all players, 24th among NL pitchers.
Cardinals—Jaime Garcia, 9.4 Box-Toppers points, 59th among all players, 25th among NL pitchers.
NL Division Series Game 2, Mets lead Dodgers, 1-0
The pitching matchup Saturday:
Mets—Noah Syndergaard, 10.4 Box-Toppers points, 41st among all players, 16th among NL pitchers.
Dodgers—Zack Greinke, 20.7 Box-Toppers points, seventh among all players, fifth among NL pitchers.
About Box-Toppers—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. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point 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.