Nationals pitcher Yusmeiro Petit is Box-Toppers spring training Player of the Day for Tuesday.
Petit pitched three scoreless innings of middle relief, allowing one hit and striking out four, in the 4-2 win over the Astros. Petit had no Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Giants. He last earned Box-Toppers points Sept. 9, 2014, with the Giants, a season in which he earned 4.0 points.
American League Player of the Day—Avisail Garcia of the White Sox homered, tripled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 10-8 win over the Brewers. Garcia earned 3.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the White Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—Christian Arroyo of the Giants hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-2, scoring twice, in the 16-7 win over the Reds. Arroyo has yet to make his regular season Major League debut and so has yet to earn his first Box-Toppers points.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the overall AL Player of the Day was a batter, Avisail Garcia.
Scoring—No Box-Toppers points are awarded in spring training games, but if it were the regular season, Petit would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, Garcia would earn 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day and Arroyo would earn 1.5 points as NL Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) would earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Note—Sixteen spring training games were scheduled for Tuesday—15 are listed below. One game is not included because it ended in a tie (Diamondbacks vs. Padres).
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||Yusmeiro Petit (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|AL||5.0||White Sox||Avisail García RF||4||2||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Royals||Edinson Vólquez (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|4.0||Blue Jays||Darrell Ceciliani CF||3||1||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Giants||Christian Arroyo PH-3B||2||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Aledmys Diaz SS||4||1||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||Bruce Rondon (SV, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Rangers||Delino DeShields CF||3||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Angels||Carlos Pérez C||3||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Red Sox||Marco Hernandez SS||2||2||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Phillies||Dalier Hinojosa (SV, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Marlins||Dustin McGowan (SV, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Indians||José Ramírez 3B||3||1||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Dodgers||Micah Johnson 2B||4||1||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|