Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon is Tuesday’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 July 26:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||16.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||14.4|
|5||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.5|
|6||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||12.1|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||11.4|
|8||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||11.0|
|9||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||11.0|
|10||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
Colon struck out eight over seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and no walks, in the 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
Colon earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 145.8 for his career. He ranks 22nd among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began, and now trails 21st-ranked player Jim Thome (146.7).
Colon has 5.7 Box-Toppers points this season, most of any of the 16 who earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday. He ranks 78th among all players, 31st among NL pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits, one walk and striking out five, in the 13-0 win over the Royals.
American League Batter of the Day—Kyle Seager of the Mariners homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-4 win over the Pirates.
National League Batter of the Day—Scooter Gennett of the Brewers went 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Notable—Matt Cain of the Giants becomes the fifth pitcher this season to earn Player of the Game honors for batting and also has now earned Box-Toppers points for 12 straight seasons.
It is the second time in his career that Cain (3-R HR 1-2 in the 9-7 win over the Reds) has earned Player of the Game honors for batting. He also did it Aug. 23, 2007.
With his first point of the season, Cain has now earned Box-Toppers points in 12 straight seasons. He earned his first points in 2005 with the Giants and has 98.0 career points, 12th among active NL pitchers and third among active Giants, behind Jake Peavy (141.8) and Madison Bumgarner (103.7). His best season was 2010 with the Giants when he had 16.1 Box-Toppers points, seventh among NL pitchers. In 2015, he had 2.0 Box-Toppers points with the Giants.
Scoring—Colon earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Skaggs earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Seager and Gennett each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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
|7/26||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.0||NYM 3, STL 1||Bartolo Colon (W,9-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||0||8|
|8.1||LAD 3, TB 2||Bud Norris (W,6-9)||-||-||-||-||6.1||2||0||0||2||6|
|AL||8.0||LAA 13, KC 0||Tyler Skaggs (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||5|
|7.0||MIA 5, PHI 0||Tom Koehler (W,8-8)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||1||5|
|4.2||CHW 3, CHC 0||James Shields (W,5-12)||-||-||-||-||7.2||4||0||0||4||5|
|BAT||3.0||SEA 7, PIT 4||Kyle Seager, 3B||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||MIL 9, ARI 4||Scooter Gennett, 2B||3||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SF 9, CIN 7||Matt Cain, P||2||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||ATL 2, MIN 0||Lucas Harrell (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||3||4|
|2.0||OAK 6, TEX 3||Josh Reddick, RF||4||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||CLE 7, WSH 6||Tyler Naquin, PH||1||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||NYY 6, HOU 3||Andrew Miller (S,9)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||COL 6, BAL 3||Carlos Estevez (S,9)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||DET 9, BOS 8||Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C||4||0||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||TOR 7, SD 6 (12)||Justin Smoak, 1B||2||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||STL 3, NYM 2||Jedd Gyorko, 3B||4||1||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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||+/-|
|Colon, Bartolo||pi sp||nym nl||5.7||12.4||54.3||145.8||-1.0|
|Norris, Bud 2638||pi sp||lad nl||5.7||6.7||37.1||46.1||4.7|
|Seager, Kyle 3031||3b||sea al||5.0||10.0||24.0||24.0||0.0|
|Koehler, Tom 3159||pi sp||fla nl||4.0||8.0||16.0||16.0||0.0|
|Miller, Andrew 2436||pi cp||nyy al||4.0||8.0||12.0||19.0||0.0|
|Reddick, Josh 2936||rf||oak al||3.5||11.7||24.4||24.4||-4.7|
|Harrell, Lucas 2988||pi sp||atl nl||3.0||3.0||7.7||7.7||3.0|
|Estevez, Carlos 3641||pi cp mr||col nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Gyorko, Jedd 3164||3b 2b||stl nl||2.5||6.0||15.2||15.2||-1.0|
|Shields, James 2157||pi sp||chi al||2.0||9.4||67.6||98.4||-5.4|
|Smoak, Justin 2731||1b||tor al||2.0||7.0||16.9||21.4||-3.0|
|Saltalamacchia, Jarod 2355||ca||det al||2.0||2.0||13.0||19.0||2.0|
|Naquin, Tyler 3662||cf ph||cle al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Skaggs, Tyler 3183||pi sp||ana al||1.7||1.7||11.4||11.4||1.7|
|Gennett, Scooter 3254||2b||mil nl||1.5||3.5||10.5||10.5||-0.5|
|Cain, Matt 2081||pi sp||sf nl||1.0||3.0||35.8||98.0||-1.0|