Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Monday, Cardinals pitcher John Lackey now has 102.8 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 57th among all players since 1995.
Player of the Day—Liriano pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out 12 and allowing two hits, in the 11-0 win over the White Sox.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 15.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||12.4|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||11.0|
|4||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||11.0|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.4|
|6||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||10.1|
|7||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|8||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|9||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||9.4|
|10||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||8.7|
Liriano is the season’s highest-ranked among the 14 who earned Player of the Game honors Monday. Liriano earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.4 for the season. He ranks 19th among all players and 10th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched a complete game shutout, striking out seven and allowing two hits, in the 6-0 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—Stephen Vogt of the Athletics hit a grand slam and went 3-for-5, driving in five total runs, in the 9-1 win over the Padres.
This was Vogt’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. He made his Major League debut April 6, 2012, and was playing in his 211th career game. He is the 3,503rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—There was no NL Batter of the Day for Monday because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Notable—Cardinals pitcher John Lackey rose to 57th place among all players since 1995 after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Lackey (8IP 5H 2R 6K W in the 3-2 win over the Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 102.8 for his career. With his point Monday, Lackey passes three players on Box-Toppers “all-time” list: Ken Griffey Jr. (102.2), Miguel Tejada (102.3) and Aramis Ramirez (102.3). He trails 56th-place player Jamie Moyer (104.0). Lackey has 4.7 Box-Toppers points on the season and ranks 20th among NL pitchers.
Debut—Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray also made his Box-Toppers debut Monday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Ray (7IP 2H 0R 3K W in the 7-3 win over the Angels) made his Major League debut May 6, 2014, and was playing in his 13th career game. He is the 3,502nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Liriano 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. Vogt earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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||17.0||Pirates||Francisco Liriano (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||1||12|
|AL||14.0||Tigers||Anibal Sanchez (W, 5-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||0||0||0||7|
|12.0||Orioles||Wei-Yin Chen (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||1||9|
|6.0||Dbacks||Robbie Ray (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||3|
|5.0||Marlins||Tom Koehler (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||2||5|
|BAT||4.0||Athletics||Stephen Vogt C||5||1||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Astros||George Springer RF||4||3||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cardinals||John Lackey (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||2||1||6|
|4.0||Mariners||Taijuan Walker (W, 4-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||0||6|
|4.0||Rangers||Yovani Gallardo (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||3||4|
|2.0||Royals||Mike Moustakas 3B||2||2||1||1||3||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rays||Evan Longoria 3B||1||1||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Braves||Williams Perez (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||0||0||2||2|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|