Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Kazmir pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out six, in the 7-0 win over the Rangers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 11.
|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|
Kazmir is the top-ranked player among the nine who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.7 for the season and ranks 23rd among all players, eighth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Marlins pitcher David Phelps pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out six, in the 6-0 win over the Rockies.
National League Batter of the Day—Miguel Montero of the Cubs hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3 in the 6-3 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—Adam Jones of the Orioles homered, doubled and scored twice in the 6-5 win over the Red Sox.
Scoring—Kazmir earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Phelps earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Montero and Jones each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s 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||11.0||Athletics||Scott Kazmir (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||0||0||2||6|
|10.0||Indians||Shaun Marcum (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||0||5|
|NL||9.0||Marlins||David Phelps (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||1||6|
|5.0||Angels||Garrett Richards (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||1||7|
|BAT||3.0||Cubs||Miguel Montero C||3||1||2||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Padres||Craig Kimbrel (S, 15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Orioles||Adam Jones CF||3||2||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Brewers||Gerardo Parra CF||4||2||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Mets||Curtis Granderson RF||4||2||2||1||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|