Giants pitcher Chris Heston, pitching a no-hitter, is Tuesday's Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to eighth in season player rankings.
Heston struck out 11 over nine innings, allowing no hits, runs or walks, in the 5-0 win over the Mets. Heston allowed three base runners—he hit three batters with pitches.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 9.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||12.4|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||11.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||11.0|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.4|
|5||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|6||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|7||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|8||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||8.7|
|9||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||8.1|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
Heston earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.7 for the season, rising to eighth in player rankings and fifth among NL pitchers.
Heston had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of 20, the second-highest score of the season. On May 13, Corey Kluber of the Indians had the season’s highest Box-Toppers game score so far—25 (8IP H 0R 0BB 18K).
American League Player of the Day—Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 6-0 win over the Cubs.
National League Batter of the Day—Joey Votto of the Reds hit three home runs, going 3-for-4, scoring four times and driving in four runs, in the 11-2 win over the Phillies.
American League Batter of the Day—Kole Calhoun of the Angels doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 8-2 win over the Rays.
Debuts—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Brewers pitcher Taylor Jungman (7IP 3H R 5K W in the 4-1 win over the Pirates) was also making his Major League debut Tuesday. He is the 3,493rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon (6IP 4H 0R 5K W in the 4-2 win over the Astros) made his Major League debut April 21 and was playing in his ninth career game. He is the 3,494th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Heston earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Sanchez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Votto and Calhoun 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||20.0||Giants||Chris Heston (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||0||0||0||0||11|
|BAT||7.0||Reds||Joey Votto 1B||4||4||3||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||6.2||Tigers||Anibal Sanchez (W, 4-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||6||0||0||2||7|
|6.0||Rockies||Jorge De La Rosa (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||2||2||2||8|
|6.0||Yankees||Masahiro Tanaka (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||6|
|6.0||Brewers||Taylor Jungmann (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||5|
|5.0||White Sox||Carlos Rodon (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||2||5|
|5.0||Rangers||Nick Martinez (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||3||3|
|4.1||Royals||Chris Young (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||1||0||0||3||2|
|BAT||3.0||Angels||Kole Calhoun RF||5||1||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Kenley Jansen (S, 7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Orioles||Zach Britton (S, 16)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||1||2|
|2.0||Braves||Andrelton Simmons SS||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Edwin Encarnacion DH||3||1||1||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Mariners||Dustin Ackley PH, LF||0||1||0||0||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|