Mariners pitcher Mike Montgomery is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Tuesday, two pitchers in Box-Toppers top 10 player rankings for the season earned Player of the Game honors—Rays pitcher Chris Archer and Tigers pitcher David Price.
Player of the Day—Montgomery pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout, striking out 10, in the 7-0 win over the Royals.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 23.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||13.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||13.0|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0|
|4||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|5||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||11.1|
|6||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.4|
|7||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|8||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|9||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||9.4|
This was Montgomery’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Montgomery made his Major League debut June 2 and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 3,513th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out six, in the 1-0, 10-inning win over the Dodgers. Hammel picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because he left the game with a scoreless tie. The Cubs won on a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning.
National League Batter of the Day—Maikel Franco of the Phillies hit a three-run homer, a double and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 11-6 win over the Yankees. This was the second straight day Franco earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. He was NL Player of the Day on Monday, June 22.
American League Batter of the Day—Carlos Correa of the Astros hit a three-run homer, doubled and went 3-for-6, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 13-3 win over the Angels.
Rankings—Two pitchers rose in Box-Toppers top 10 player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday:
- Chris Archer of the Rays rose from fourth to third place. Archer (8IP 3H 2R 7K W in the 4-2 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.0 for the season. He ranks second among AL pitchers, behind overall leader Felix Hernandez of the Mariners (13.4 Box-Toppers points).
- David Price of the Tigers rose from sixth to fifth place. Price (6.2IP 9H R 7K W in the 7-3 win over the Indians) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.1 for the season. He ranks third among AL pitchers.
Debut—Xavier Scruggs of the Cardinals also made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Scruggs (2B 3-4 R 2BI in the 4-3 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut Sept. 4, 2014, and was playing in his 14th career game. He is the 3,514th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Montgomery earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hammel earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Franco and Correa 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||15.0||Mariners||Mike Montgomery (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||0||10|
|8.0||Rays||Chris Archer (W, 9-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||2||1||1||7|
|BAT||6.0||Phillies||Maikel Franco 1B||3||2||2||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||0||0||1||6|
|4.1||Brewers||Will Smith (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||Astros||Carlos Correa SS||6||3||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rockies||Nolan Arenado 3B||4||2||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Pirates||Mark Melancon (S, 24)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Athletics||Josh Phegley C||4||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Orioles||David Lough CF||3||2||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Padres||Brandon Maurer (W, 5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|2.2||Tigers||David Price (W, 7-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||9||1||1||0||7|
|2.0||Cardinals||Xavier Scruggs 1B||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.2||White Sox||Jake Petricka (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||0|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|