Marlins pitcher Adam Conley is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Conley struck out eight over six innings, allowing one run and three hits, in the 4-3, 11-inning win over the Marlins. Conley did not pick up the win, earning a no-decision, because after he exited, the Phillies tied the game 2-2 in the eighth inning.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Sept. 23.
|1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||25.1|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||22.7|
|3||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||21.1|
|4||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||20.4|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||20.4|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||19.7|
|7||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||19.4|
|8||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||18.0|
|9||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|10||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||17.0|
American League Player of the Day—Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out five and allowing five hits, in the 4-0 win over the Yankees. This was Stroman’s first Player of the Game honor this season. He was out much of the season after an ACL injury in spring training. In 2014, he had 13.7 Box-Toppers points.
National League Batter of the Day—Neil Walker of the Pirates homered and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in six runs, in the 13-7 win over the Rockies.
American League Batter of the Day—Adrian Beltre of the Rangers hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-3 win over the Athletics.
Beltre earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 9.5 for the season, rising to sixth place among AL batters.
Notable—Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn has the highest Box-Toppers point total of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Lynn (6IP 3H 0R 4K W in the 10-2 win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.4 for the season. He rises to 29th place among all players and 12th among NL pitchers.
Debut—Orioles pitcher Mychal Givens made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Givens (2IP 0H 0R 2K ND in the 4-3 win over the Nationals) made his Major League debut June 24 and was playing in his 19th career game. He is the 3,599th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Conley earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Stroman earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Walker and Beltre each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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
|BAT||7.0||Pirates||Neil Walker, 2B||5||2||4||6||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||Cardinals||Lance Lynn (W,12-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||0||4|
|7.0||Brewers||Zach Davies (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||4|
|6.0||Braves||Freddie Freeman, PH-1B||2||1||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||6.0||Blue Jays||Marcus Stroman (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||1||5|
|5.1||Rays||Drew Smyly (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||5||0||0||3||7|
|5.0||Twins||Phil Hughes (W,11-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||0||0||0||4|
|4.0||`Orioles||Mychal Givens (MR) (H,4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Padres||Jedd Gyorko, SS-2B||5||2||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Rangers||Adrian Beltre, 3B||5||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Rajai Davis, LF||4||3||3||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Royals||Jarrod Dyson, PR-CF||0||0||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|