Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is Sunday’s Player of the Day and rises to fifth in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season.
Martinez pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out eight, in the 3-1 win over the Dodgers. Martinez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season. He ranks third among NL pitchers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 31.
|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||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|5||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||7.7|
|6||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|7||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|8||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|9||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||6.7|
|10||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out six in the 3-0 win over the Yankees.
National League Batter of the Day—Martin Maldonado of the Brewers hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 17th inning in the 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks. Maldonado also hit two doubles, went 4-for-6, scored three times and drove in two runs.
American League Batter of the Day—Steven Souza Jr. of the Rays homered and hit two doubles, going 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 9-5 win over the Orioles.
Notable—Josh Hamilton of the Rangers earned Player of the Game honors for the second time in three days Sunday. Hamilton hit a pinch-hit, two-run, walk-off double in the 4-3 win over the Red Sox. Hamilton also earned AL Batter of the Day honors on May 29. Hamilton has 2.5 Box-Toppers points this season.
Scoring—Martinez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Chavez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Maldonado and Souza 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||11.0||Cardinals||Carlos Martinez (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||3||8|
|AL||7.0||Athletics||Jesse Chavez (W, 2-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||0||0||0||6|
|4.0||White Sox||John Danks (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||10||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||3.0||Brewers||Martin Maldonado C||6||3||4||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Rays||Steven Souza Jr. RF||5||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Reds||Todd Frazier 3B||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rockies||DJ LeMahieu 2B||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Twins||Brian Dozier 2B||4||3||3||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rangers||Josh Hamilton PH||1||0||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Braves||Freddie Freeman 1B||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Odrisamer Despaigne (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||1||1||1||4|
|2.0||Angels||Joe Smith (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.2||Mets||Jeurys Familia (S, 15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||2||0||0||0||2|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|