Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is Tuesday’s Player of the Day.
Bumgarner struck out nine over eight innings, allowing one run, in the 2-1 win over the Dodgers.
It was the second straight start in which Bumgarner outdueled Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw led all players in Box-Toppers points in 2014 with 31.5. Bumgarner was third among all players with 22.6.
This was Bumgarner’s first Box-Toppers Player of the Game honor this season.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 28.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||6.0|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0|
|3||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||4.4|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||4.0|
|6||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||3.7|
|7||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||3.7|
|8||DeSclafani, Anthony 3441||pi sp||cin nl||3.7|
|9||Hechavarria, Adeiny 3445||ss||fla nl||3.5|
|10||Harang, Aaron 1599||pi sp||phi nl||3.4|
American League Player of the Day—Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run, in the 2-1 win over the Rangers.
National League Batter of the Day—Mark Trumbo of the Diamondbacks homered, tripled and went 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs, in the 12-5 win over the Rockies.
American League Batter of the Day—Kendrys Morales of the Royals hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-5, scoring four times and driving in three runs, in the 11-5 win over the Indians.
Rankings—Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto rose to fourth place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday (8IP 3H 2R 6K W in the 4-2 win over the Brewers). Cueto earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 4.4 for the season. He becomes the top-ranked NL pitcher.
Notable—Dan Uggla of the Nationals earned his first Player of the Game honor in nearly two years (HR 3B 3-5 2R 5BI in the 13-12 win over the Braves). In 2011, Uggla earned 11.5 Box-Toppers points with the Braves (fifth among NL batters) but in 2013, earned only 1.5 Box-Toppers points (on June 9) and in 2014 earned no points and was released by both the Braves and the Giants.
Scoring—Bumgarner earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Happ earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Trumbo and Morales each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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||9.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||1||1||9|
|BAT||7.0||Dbacks||Mark Trumbo RF||4||3||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||Reds||Johnny Cueto (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||2||2||0||6|
|7.0||Cubs||Travis Wood (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||0||9|
|AL||6.2||Mariners||J.A. Happ (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||6||1||1||1||9|
|6.0||Twins||Mike Pelfrey (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||2||1||2||7|
|5.0||Nationals||Dan Uggla 2B||5||2||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Royals||Kendrys Morales DH||5||4||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Astros||Luis Valbuena 3B||4||4||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Blue Jays||Marco Estrada (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||0||0||0||2||3|
|3.0||Athletics||Josh Reddick RF||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cardinals||Matt Adams 1B||4||1||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Yankees||Jacoby Ellsbury CF||4||2||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Marlins||Steve Cishek (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||1|