Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to ninth place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Sept. 12.
|1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||22.1|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||21.7|
|3||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||20.4|
|4||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||19.4|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||19.4|
|6||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||19.1|
|7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|8||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|9||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||17.0|
|10||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||17.0|
Bumgarner pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout, striking out nine, in the 8-0 win over the Padres. Bumgarner was perfect through 7 2/3 innings before allowing the only hit and only baserunner of the game.
Bumgarner earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 17.0 for the season. He ranks fifth among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Mike Moustakas of the Royals hit a grand slam and a three-run homer, going 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in nine runs, in the 14-6 win over the Orioles.
National League Batter of the Day—Corey Seager of the Dodgers homered, doubled and went 4-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
This was Seager’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Seager made his Major League debut Sept. 3 and was playing in his ninth career game. He is the 3,587th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Saturday because the overall AL Player of the Day was batter Mike Moustakas.
Notable—David Ortiz of the Red Sox now has 137.9 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. Ortiz (2HR 3-4 2R 4BI in the 10-4 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point and maintains his rank of 24th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. Ortiz trails 23rd-place player Andy Pettitte (138.5).
Ortiz ranks seventh among all batters since 1995. He ranks third among active batters, behind Alex Rodriguez (187.0) and Albert Pujols (174.3). He has 4.5 Box-Toppers points this season. On Saturday, Ortiz became the 27th player to hit 500 career home runs.
Debuts—In addition to Seager, two other players made their Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Athletics pitcher Sean Nolin (5.2IP 5H R 5K W in the 5-2 win over the Rangers) made his Major League debut May 23, 2013, and was playing in his fourth career game. He is the 3,588th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Carlos Sanchez of the White Sox (2B 2-4 R 2BI in the 8-2 win over the Twins) made his Major League debut July 13, 2014, and was playing in his 132nd career game. He is the 3,589th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Bumgarner earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Moustakas earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Seager earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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||17.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W,18-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||1||0||0||0||9|
|AL||10.0||Royals||Mike Moustakas, 3B||5||3||3||9||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|9.0||Reds||Anthony DeSclafani (W,9-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||1||10|
|9.0||Marlins||Jose Fernandez (W,5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||2||0||0||1||7|
|7.1||Mariners||Roenis Elias (W,5-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.1||1||2||0||3||8|
|6.1||Pirates||Jeff Locke (W,8-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||3||1||1||2||7|
|BAT||6.0||Dodgers||Corey Seager, SS||4||3||4||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz, DH||4||2||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Blue Jays||Jose Bautista, RF||4||3||2||3||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S,30)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Angels||Huston Street (S,35)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Ben Revere, LF||6||2||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Mets||Jeurys Familia (S,40)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.2||Athletics||Sean Nolin (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||5||1||1||2||5|
|1.0||White Sox||Carlos Sanchez, 2B||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|