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Pirates pitcher J.A. Happ is Box-Toppers Player of the Day for Friday, Sept. 4.
Happ pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out eight and allowing three hits, in the 9-3 win over the Cardinals.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Sept. 4.
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.7|
|2||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||19.4|
|3||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||19.1|
|4||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||18.1|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|6||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||17.7|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|8||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||16.4|
|9||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|10||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||16.0|
Happ earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.4 for the season. He becomes the 32nd player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. He ranks 28th among all players and 12th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin pitched a complete game, allowing one run and four hits, striking out six, in the 8-1 win over the Tigers.
American League Batter of the Day—Kyle Seager of the Mariners homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 11-8 win over the Athletics.
National League Batter of the Day—Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs hit a grand slam and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 14-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
Rizzo earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.5 for the season, rising to fifth place among NL batters. He ranks 50th among all players.
Notable—Chris Davis of the Orioles became the 33rd player (and fourth batter) with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points for the season after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Davis (2HR 2-5 2R 3BI in the 10-2 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. He ranks third among AL batters, behind Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays (10.4) and Mike Trout (10.0). He ranks 33rd among all players.
Scoring—Happ earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Tomlin earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Seager and Rizzo 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||12.0||Pirates||J.A. Happ (W,8-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||0||8|
|AL||8.0||Indians||Josh Tomlin (W,4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|6.0||Rockies||Jorge De La Rosa (W,9-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||7|
|5.2||Astros||Collin McHugh (W,15-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||7||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||5.0||Mariners||Kyle Seager, 3B||4||3||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Cubs||Anthony Rizzo, 1B||3||2||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||White Sox||Alexei Ramirez, SS||5||3||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||C.J. Cron, DH||4||0||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Nationals||Michael Taylor, PH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Yankees||Brian McCann, C||1||3||1||1||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Justin Ruggiano, PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`Red Sox||Junichi Tazawa (MR)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||Marlins||Martin Prado, 3B||6||1||5||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Chris Davis, 1B||5||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|