Rays pitcher Chris Archer is Thursday’s Player of the Day.
Archer pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 11 in the 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Archer rose to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings. He earned 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season. Overall leader, Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir, has 3.7 Box-Toppers points.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 16.
|1||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||3.7|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||3.0|
|3||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||3.0|
|4||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||2.7|
|5||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||2.5|
|6||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||2.0|
|7||Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||2.0|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||2.0|
|9||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||tb al||2.0|
|10||Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||bal al||2.0|
National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher John Lackey pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in the 4-0 win over the Brewers.
National League Batter of the Day—Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks hit a three-run homer and scored two runs in the 7-6 win over the Giants.
American League Batter of the Day—Kurt Suzuki of the Twins hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 in the 8-5 win over the Royals.
Debuts—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Thursday, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (1IP 0R K Sv in the 7-5 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut Sept. 4, 2012, and was playing in his 99th career game. He is the 3,446th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Michael Taylor of the Nationals (1-2 HR in the 5-2 win over the Phillies) made his Major League debut Aug. 12, 2014, and was playing in his 27th career game. He is the 3,447th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Archer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Lackey earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Goldschmidt and Suzuki each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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||14.0||Rays||Chris Archer (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||11|
|NL||9.0||Cardinals||John Lackey (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||1||8|
|2.0||Mets||Jeurys Familia (S, 4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|BAT||1.0||Dbacks||Paul Goldschmidt 1B||5||2||1||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||1.0||Twins||Kurt Suzuki C||4||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Nationals||Michael Taylor CF||2||1||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|