Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz is Friday’s Player of the Day.
Pomeranz pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out six, in the 12-0 win over the Mariners.
National League Player of the Day—Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 1-0 win over the Giants. Morrow did not earn the win in the game because he exited with the score tied 0-0—the Padres scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 10.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||2.0|
|2||Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||2.0|
|3||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||2.0|
|4||Wilson, C.J. 2074||pi sp||ana al||2.0|
|5||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||2.0|
|6||Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp||oak al||2.0|
|7||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||1.7|
|8||Harang, Aaron 1599||pi sp||phi nl||1.7|
|9||Peralta, David 3370||lf||ari nl||1.7|
|10||Morrow, Brandon 2264||pi sp||sd nl||1.7|
American League Batter of the Day—Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays went 3-for-3 with a double, drove in two and scored four times in the 12-5 win over the Orioles. Bautista has now scored at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 10 straight seasons. He scored his first Box-Toppers point in 2006 with the Pirates. His best year was 2010 with the Blue Jays when he had 15.2 Box-Toppers points, the most among AL batters. He had 6.5 points in 2014, ranked eighth among AL outfielders. For his career, he has 53.4 Box-Toppers points, which ranks third among active AL outfielders (behind Torii Hunter—107.9 and Carlos Beltran—95.4). He ranks 120th among all batters since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began.
National League Batter of the Day—Joey Votto of the Reds hit two home runs and drove in four runs in the 5-4 win over the Cardinals.
Scoring—Pomeranz earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Morrow earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Bautista and Votto each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
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.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|MLB||11.0||Athletics||Drew Pomeranz (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||0||6|
|10.2||Twins||Tommy Milone (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||2||0||0||2||7|
|BAT||6.0||Blue Jays||Jose Bautista RF||3||4||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Reds||Joey Votto 1B||3||2||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Marlins||Giancarlo Stanton RF||3||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Astros||Colby Rasmus LF||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Jim Johnson (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Royals||Wade Davis (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|2.0||Tigers||Nick Castellanos 3B||4||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Pirates||Pedro Alvarez 1B||4||2||2||2||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.1||`Red Sox||Wade Miley||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.1||4||2||2||2||6|
|1.0||Rockies||DJ LeMahieu 2B||4||1||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|