Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 11:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||17.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|3||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.7|
|6||Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||8.7|
|7||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|8||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||8.4|
|9||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||8.4|
|10||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||8.0|
Shoemaker pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out 11 and allowing three hits and one walk, in the 4-3 win over the Indians. Shoemaker did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the Angels lost the lead after he exited when the Indians tied the game 3-3 in the ninth inning.
National League Player of the Day—Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out seven, in the 8-0 win over the Phillies.
American League Batter of the Day—Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays hit two homers, a double and went 3-for-3, driving in five runs, in the 11-6 win over the Orioles.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Holliday of the Cardinals hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4 in the 5-1 win over the Pirates.
Notable—Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis has the most season Box-Toppers points of any of Saturday’s 15 Players of the Games.
Lewis (8IP 3H R 3K ND in the 2-1 win over the Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.7 for the season. He ranks 19th among all players and fifth among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Shoemaker earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Roark earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Encarnacion and Holliday each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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
|6/11||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||15.0||`LAA 4/CLE 3||Matt Shoemaker||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||1||11|
|10.0||KC 4/CHW 1||Danny Duffy (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||3||10|
|BAT||7.0||TOR 11/BAL 6||Edwin Encarnacion, DH||3||2||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||7.0||DC 8/PHI 0||Tanner Roark (W,5-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||0||0||1||7|
|6.0||BOS 15/MIN 4||Xander Bogaerts, SS||5||4||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||`TEX 2/SEA 1||Colby Lewis||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||0||3|
|4.0||DET 6/NYY 1||Ian Kinsler, 2B||4||1||2||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||STL 5/PIT 1||Matt Holliday, LF||4||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||COL 5/SD 3||Carlos Gonzalez, RF||4||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||MIL 7/NYM 4||Ryan Braun, LF||4||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||CIN 2/OAK 1||Jay Bruce, RF||2||1||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||CHC 8/ATL 2||Jason Heyward, RF||5||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||SF 5/LAD 4||Joe Panik, 2B||5||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||HOU 4/TB 3||Marwin Gonzalez, SS||4||1||3||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||ARI 5/MIA 3||Michael Bourn, CF||3||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|
Box-Toppers point totals of the day’s top playersHere are Box-Toppers point totals of each of the Players of the Game. Players are ranked by their Box-Toppers point total for the current season (16). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (15-16), the period 2011-2016 (11-16) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2016 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2015 total (+/-).
|Player of Game||Pos||Team||16||15-16||11-16||Career||+/-|
|Lewis, Colby 1567||pi sp||tex al||6.7||14.4||32.6||44.0||-1.0|
|Roark, Tanner 3261||pi sp||dc nl||5.7||6.7||21.7||21.7||4.7|
|Braun, Ryan J. 2300||lf||mil nl||4.5||9.5||40.5||82.2||-0.5|
|Holliday, Matt 1836||1b dh lf||stl nl||4.5||6.0||36.2||96.3||3.0|
|Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh||tor al||4.0||14.4||42.6||63.1||-6.4|
|Shoemaker, Matt 3290||pi sp||ana al||4.0||9.7||22.4||22.4||-1.7|
|Kinsler, Ian 2144||2b||det al||3.5||10.0||29.2||59.6||-3.0|
|Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cin nl||3.5||6.7||26.7||53.8||0.3|
|Duffy, Danny 2915||pi sp||kc al||3.0||7.0||22.0||22.0||-1.0|
|Panik, Joe 3401||2b||sf nl||3.0||7.0||8.0||8.0||-1.0|
|Bourn, Michael 2505||rf cf||ari nl||2.0||4.5||6.5||13.0||-0.5|
|Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||rf||col nl||1.0||12.5||41.2||54.2||-10.5|
|Bogaerts, Xander 3383||ss||bos al||1.0||2.5||6.5||6.5||-0.5|
|Heyward, Jason 2695||rf||chi nl||1.0||1.0||12.5||18.5||1.0|
|Gonzalez, Marwin 3078||ss||hou al||1.0||1.0||5.5||5.5||1.0|