Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Gonzalez struck out six over seven innings, allowing one run on two hits, in the 2-1 win over the Giants.
American League Player of the Day—White Sox pitcher John Danks pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out five, in the 1-0 win over the Orioles.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 3.
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.0|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||13.4|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0|
|4||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||11.4|
|6||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||11.4|
|7||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||11.1|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||10.7|
|9||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||10.7|
|10||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
National League Batter of the Day—Carlos Gomez of the Brewers hit a grand slam and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 12-1 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—Mark Teixeira of the Yankees hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 7-5 win over the Rays.
Notable—Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has the highest Box-Toppers player ranking of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Friday. Richards (7.2IP 6H R 6K W in the 8-2 win over the Rangers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season. He ranks 26th among all players and 11th among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Gonzalez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Danks earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Gomez and Teixeira each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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||6.0||Nationals||Gio Gonzalez (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||6|
|BAT||5.0||Brewers||Carlos Gomez CF||5||2||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||5.0||White Sox||John Danks (W, 4-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||2||5|
|4.2||Angels||Garrett Richards (W, 9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||6||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||3.0||Yankees||Mark Teixeira 1B||5||2||2||4||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Astros||Jose Altuve 2B||5||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Royals||Lorenzo Cain CF||4||2||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Indians||Michael Bourn CF||3||0||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Tom Koehler (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||1||4|
|2.0||Padres||Joaquin Benoit (W, 5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Tigers||Joakim Soria (S, 18)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Mariners||Brad Miller SS||4||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Dbacks||Cliff Pennington SS-3B||4||0||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Braves||Jonny Gomes LF||3||1||1||1||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|