Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to sixth place in player rankings.
Gray pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout, striking out nine, in the 2-0 win over the Dodgers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 28.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||16.4|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.0|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||14.4|
|5||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||13.1|
|6||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||13.1|
|7||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|8||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||13.0|
|9||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||13.0|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||12.7|
Gray earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.1 for the season, rising to sixth in player rankings. He ranks fourth among American League pitchers.
Gray had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of 14, tied with Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who was Player of the Game in his team’s win over the Padres. However, Gray won overall Player of the Day on a tie-breaker—he had more innings pitched than Syndergaard (nine vs. eight).
National League Player of the Day—Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out nine, in the 4-0 win over the Padres. Syndergaard had a perfect game until the seventh inning.
American League Batter of the Day—Chris Davis of the Orioles hit two homers and drove in five runs in the 7-3 win over the Braves.
National League Batter of the Day—David Peralta of the Diamondbacks doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in two runs, in the 8-4 win over the Mariners.
Debut—Yankees pitcher Diego Moreno made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Moreno (5.1IP 0H 0R 5K W in the 21-5 win over the Rangers) made his Major League debut June 22 and was playing in his third career game. He is the 3,540th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Notable—Eric Hosmer of the Royals earned Player of the Game honors for the second day in a row Tuesday.
Hosmer (HR 3-4 R 2BI in the 2-1 win over the Indians) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.5 for the season, rising to fourth among AL batters. Hosmer was AL Batter of the Day Monday, so has earned 2.5 Box-Toppers points in the past two days.
Scoring—Gray earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Syndergaard earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Davis and Peralta 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||14.0||Athletics||Sonny Gray (W,11-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||1||9|
|NL||14.0||Mets||Noah Syndergaard (W,5-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||0||9|
|9.1||Yankees||Diego Moreno (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.1||0||0||0||1||5|
|6.0||Reds||Mike Leake (W,9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||5.0||Orioles||Chris Davis, RF||4||2||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||White Sox||Geovany Soto, C||2||2||2||3||3||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Rays||Jake Odorizzi (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||1||8|
|4.0||Astros||Jose Altuve, 2B||5||1||3||5||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Dbacks||David Peralta, LF||4||1||3||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Royals||Eric Hosmer, 1B||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Brewers||Gerardo Parra, RF||4||3||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||DJ LeMahieu, 2B||4||2||3||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Martin Prado, 3B||3||1||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Phillies||Cody Asche, LF||3||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Pirates||Jung Ho Kang, SS||4||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|