White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fourth in player rankings.
Sale struck out 14 over eight innings, allowing one run and five hits, in the 3-1 win over the Astros. Sale earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.4 for the season, rising from seventh to fourth among players this season. He ranks third among AL pitchers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 8.
|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||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||8.1|
|9||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||7.7|
Sale is the fourth player with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points this season and has now earned 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points for four straight seasons.
National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger struck out eight over seven innings, allowing two runs and three hits, in the 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
National League Batter of the Day—Zack Cozart of the Reds homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 6-4 win over the Phillies.
American League Batter of the Day—Kevin Pillar of the Blue Jays went 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in two runs, in the 11-3 win over the Marlins.
Scoring—Sale earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Bolsinger earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Cozart and Pillar each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s 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||14.0||White Sox||Chris Sale (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||1||1||14|
|NL||6.0||Dodgers||Mike Bolsinger (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||2||2||2||8|
|6.0||Brewers||Jimmy Nelson (W, 3-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||3||7|
|BAT||3.0||Reds||Zack Cozart SS||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rockies||Troy Tulowitzki SS||4||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Jason Vargas (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Blue Jays||Kevin Pillar CF||3||1||2||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Brandon Maurer (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|