White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is Thursday’s Player of the Day.
Also Thursday, Giants pitcher Chris Heston rose to eighth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season.
Player of the Day—Sale pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out 12, allowing four hits, in the 3-2 win over the Orioles.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 28.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||11.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||9.0|
|4||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|5||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|6||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|7||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|8||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||6.7|
|9||Fielder, Prince 2029||dh||tex al||6.5|
|10||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
National League Player of the Day—Giants pitcher Chris Heston pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out six and allowing four hits, in the 7-0 win over the Braves.
Heston rose to eighth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 6.7 for the season. He ranks sixth among NL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates went 3-for-5 with two doubles, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 11-5 win over the Padres.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no AL Batter of the Day for Thursday because no AL batters earned Player of the Game honors.
Debut—Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Rodriguez (7.2IP 3H 0R 7K W in the 5-1 win over the Rangers) was also making his Major League debut Thursday, playing in his first career game. He is the 3,480th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Sale earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Heston earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. McCutchen earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL 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||15.2||White Sox||Chris Sale (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||4||0||0||0||12|
|9.2||Red Sox||Eduardo Rodriguez (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||3||0||0||2||7|
|NL||8.1||Giants||Chris Heston (W, 5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||0||0||1||6|
|6.0||Indians||Corey Kluber (W, 3-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||3||3||1||13|
|4.0||Angels||C.J. Wilson (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||1||1||5||7|
|3.2||Athletics||Evan Scribner (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Pirates||Andrew McCutchen CF||5||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Zach Britton (S, 13)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|