Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Friday, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke rose to eighth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Player of the Day—Walker pitched a complete-game one-hitter, allowing one home run and striking out 11, in the 6-1 win over the Twins.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 31.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||16.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|3||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||14.4|
|5||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||13.1|
|6||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||13.1|
|7||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|9||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||13.0|
|10||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||13.0|
National League Player of the Day—Mets pitcher Matt Harvey struck out nine over 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run and five hits, in the 2-1, 12-inning win over the Nationals. Harvey picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because he exited the game with the score tied, 1-1.
Harvey earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 12.4 for the season. He ranks 13th among all players and seventh among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Mark Teixeira of the Yankees hit two home runs—a grand slam and a two-run homer—in the 13-6 win over the White Sox. Teixeira also doubled and went 3-for-4.
Teixeira earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 7.5 for the season and ranks fifth among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—Ryan Howard of the Phillies doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-3 win over the Braves.
Rankings—Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke rose to eighth in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Greinke (8IP 5H 2R 8K W in the 5-3 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.0 for the season. He ranks fourth among NL pitchers.
Greinke also rises to 21st place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. Greinke now has 138.7 career points and passes one player on the “all-time” list—Andy Pettitte (138.5). Greinke trails 20th-place player and teammate, Clayton Kershaw (146.6).
Scoring—Walker earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Harvey earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Teixeira and Howard 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||16.0||Mariners||Taijuan Walker (W,8-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||1||1||1||1||11|
|9.0||Indians||Danny Salazar (W,9-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||1||0||1||4|
|9.0||Cardinals||Michael Wacha (W,12-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||7|
|BAT||7.0||Yankees||Mark Teixeira, 1B||4||2||3||6||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Dodgers||Zack Greinke (W,10-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||2||1||8|
|BAT||5.0||Phillies||Ryan Howard, 1B||3||2||2||4||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Dbacks||Daniel Hudson (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Josh Donaldson, 3B||5||1||3||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Orioles||Manny Machado, 3B||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Red Sox||Mike Napoli, 1B||2||2||1||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rangers||Adrian Beltre, 3B||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Pirates||Jung Ho Kang, SS||4||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Jedd Gyorko, 2B||4||0||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cubs||Anthony Rizzo, 1B||3||2||2||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|