Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson is Sunday’s Player of the Day.
Gibson struck out eight over eight innings, allowing one run, in the 8-1 win over the White Sox.
National League Player of the Day—Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz struck out seven over 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run, in the 2-1 win over the Brewers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 24.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||9.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||8.0|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||7.0|
|4||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|5||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|6||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|7||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
|8||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||phi nl||6.0|
|9||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||5.7|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.7|
National League Batter of the Day—Nolan Arenado of the Rockies hit a three-run homer, tripled and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 11-2 win over the Giants.
American League Batter of the Day—Evan Gattis of the Astros homered, tripled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 10-8 win over the Tigers.
Notable—Mike Napoli of the Red Sox earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight day. Napoli (two-run HR, two-run 2B, 2-3 2R 4BI in the 6-1 win over the Angels) was also Player of the Game Saturday. He earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point each day and has 3.5 Box-Toppers points this season, ranked ninth among AL batters.
Debut—Ryan Goins of the Blue Jays made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Goins (2R HR 2-3 3BI in the 8-2 win over the Mariners) made his Major League debut Aug. 23, 2013, and was playing in his 134th career game. He is the 3,478th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Gibson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Foltynewicz earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Arenado and Gattis each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||10.0||Twins||Kyle Gibson (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||0||8|
|NL||8.2||Braves||Mike Foltynewicz (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||3||1||1||1||7|
|8.0||Pirates||Francisco Liriano (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||2||12|
|BAT||6.0||Rockies||Nolan Arenado 3B||5||3||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Padres||Justin Upton LF||4||2||2||6||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Astros||Evan Gattis DH||4||3||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Red Sox||Mike Napoli 1B||3||2||2||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Athletics||Sonny Gray (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||0||0||0||4|
|4.2||Indians||Trevor Bauer (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||1||1||0||4|
|4.0||Rangers||Shawn Tolleson (S, 3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.1||Nationals||Gio Gonzalez (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||7||1||1||1||7|
|3.0||Dbacks||Paul Goldschmidt 1B||3||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Ryan Goins SS||2||1||1||3||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Michael Wacha (W, 7-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||0||2||4|
|2.0||Marlins||Martin Prado 3B||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|