Braves pitcher Shelby Miller is Tuesday’s Player of the Day.
Miller pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout, striking out eight, in the 9-0 win over the Phillies.
American League Player of the Day—Rangers pitcher Wandy Rodriguez struck out eight over eight innings, allowing one run on three hits, in the 7-1 win over the Astros.
American League Batter of the Day—Eric Hosmer of the Royals hit a three-run homer, a triple and drove in four runs, in the 5-3 win over the Indians.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 5.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||7.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0|
|4||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.7|
|6||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
|7||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||4.7|
|8||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|9||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||4.4|
|10||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||4.0|
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals hit a game-tying three-run homer and drove in four total runs, in the 7-4 win over the Cubs.
Streak—Albert Pujols of the Angels has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 15 straight seasons. He was Player of the Game Tuesday in the 5-4 win over the Mariners (HR 2-3 2R 2BI) and earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, his first of the season.
Pujols earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2001 with the Cardinals. He led all NL batters in Box-Toppers points in five different seasons, the most times a batter has led his league in Box-Toppers points (since record keeping began in 1995). Here are the seasons he led NL batters, all with the Cardinals:
- 2003—16.5 Box-Toppers points
- 2009—16.7 (his best overall season)
In 2014, Pujols had 7.5 Box-Toppers points with the Angels, fourth among AL designated hitters.
Pujols has 168.3 career Box-Toppers points, seventh among all players since Box-Toppers record keeping began in 1995. He trails Roy Halladay (170.7) for sixth place. Pujols ranks second among all batters on that list (behind only Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees with 182.8).
Notables—Two other players with more than 100 career Box-Toppers points also earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday:
- Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon now has 136.4 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 21st among all players since 1995 (trailing Andy Pettitte with 138.5). Colon ranks 15th among pitchers on that list and second among active pitchers currently in the NL (behind Tim Hudson of the Giants with 153.0).
Colon was Player of the Game Tuesday in the Mets 3-2 win over the Orioles (7.2IP R 9K W) and earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.0 for the season.
- Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke now has 129.7 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 27th among all players since 1995. With Tuesday’s point, he passes Trevor Hoffman (129.4) on that list. Greinke ranks 18th among pitchers on that list and is fifth among active pitchers currently in the NL.
Greinke was Player of the Game Tuesday in the Dodgers 8-2 win over the Brewers (7.2IP 2H R 7K W) and earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 4.0 for the season, putting him in 11th place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season.
Scoring—Miller earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Rodriguez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Hosmer and Carpenter 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||13.0||Braves||Shelby Miller (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||1||8|
|AL||10.0||Rangers||Wandy Rodriguez (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||1||8|
|9.2||Dodgers||Zack Greinke (W, 5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||2||1||0||2||7|
|8.2||Mets||Bartolo Colon (W, 5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||6||1||1||0||9|
|8.1||Athletics||Jesse Chavez (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||1||0||1||7|
|8.0||Yankees||Michael Pineda (W, 4-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||1||6|
|6.0||Giants||Ryan Vogelsong (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||4|
|5.0||Red Sox||Rick Porcello (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||8||0||0||0||6|
|3.1||Marlins||Mat Latos (W, 1-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||2||1||1||5||6|
|BAT||3.0||Royals||Eric Hosmer 1B||4||1||2||4||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Albert Pujols 1B||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Cardinals||Matt Carpenter 3B||3||1||1||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Reds||Marlon Byrd LF||5||1||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||White Sox||Jeff Samardzija (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||2||2||1||7|