Mariners pitcher Wade Miley 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 July 30:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||17.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||16.4|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||14.4|
|5||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||14.1|
|6||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.5|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|8||Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||12.4|
|9||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||11.0|
|10||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||11.0|
Miley struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run, one hit and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Cubs.
National League Player of the Day—Marlins pitcher Colin Rea pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, no walks and striking out four, in the 11-0 win over the Cardinals. Rea did not pitch the requisite five innings to earn the win, picking up a no decision. He exited in the fourth with elbow soreness.
American League Batter of the Day—Mike Napoli of the Indians homered, doubled and went 3-for-3, driving in two runs, in the 6-3 win over the Athletics.
National League Batter of the Day—Cameron Rupp of the Phillies went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in one run, in the 9-5 win over the Braves.
Notable—Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ became the 18th player with 10 or more Box-Toppers points on the season after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Happ (7IP 3H R 3BB 11K W in the 9-1 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season, most of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday. Happ now ranks 17th among all players and seventh among AL pitchers.
Also notable—Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander now has 130.6 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Verlander (CG 5H 2R BB 11K W in the 3-2 win over the Astros) now ranks 30th among all players in career points since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 29th-ranked player Jason Giambi (133.4). Verlander has 6.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, 26th among AL pitchers.
Debut—Diamondbacks pitcher Braden Shipley made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Shipley (6IP 5H 0R BB 4K in the 4-2 win over the Pirates) made his Major League debut July 25 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 3,695th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Miley earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Rea earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Napoli and Rupp 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
|7/30||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||12.0||SEA 4, CHC 1||Wade Miley (W,7-8)||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||1||1||1||9|
|10.0||DET 3, HOU 2||Justin Verlander (W,11-6)||-||-||-||-||9.0||5||2||2||1||11|
|10.0||TOR 9, BAL 1||J.A. Happ (W,14-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||3||11|
|NL||6.1||`MIA 11, STL 0||Colin Rea||-||-||-||-||3.1||1||0||0||0||4|
|5.0||MIL 5, PIT 3||Chase Anderson (W,6-10)||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||1||0||2||7|
|4.0||ARI 4, LAD 2||Braden Shipley (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||0||0||1||4|
|4.0||TB 6, NYY 3||Alex Colome (S,24)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||CLE 6, OAK 3||Mike Napoli, 1B||3||1||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`TEX 2, KC 1||Martin Perez||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||3||5|
|3.0||`LAA 5, BOS 2||Cam Bedrosian (H,7)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||`CHW 6, MIN 5 (10)||Miguel Gonzalez||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||2||1||1||5|
|2.0||SD 2, CIN 1 (10)||Brad Hand (W,3-2)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|BAT||1.0||PHI 9, ATL 5||Cameron Rupp, C||5||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||SF 5, WSH 3||Brandon Belt, 1B||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||COL 7, NYM 2||Daniel Descalso, PH||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.|
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||+/-|
|Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||10.0||23.1||38.5||46.5||-3.1|
|Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||det al||6.0||12.4||75.6||130.6||-0.4|
|Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||6.0||10.0||15.0||15.0||2.0|
|Belt, Brandon 2943||1b||sf nl||6.0||7.5||19.5||19.5||4.5|
|Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||chi al||5.7||12.4||34.5||34.5||-1.0|
|Colome, Alex 3189||pi cp||tb al||5.0||10.0||13.7||13.7||0.0|
|Rupp, Cameron 3556||ca||phi nl||5.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||4.0|
|Miley, Wade 3006||pi sp||sea al||4.0||11.0||34.4||34.4||-3.0|
|Napoli, Mike 2161||1b||cle al||3.5||8.0||35.7||54.7||-1.0|
|Hand, Brad 2907||pi mr cp sp||sd nl||3.0||4.0||8.0||8.0||2.0|
|Rea, Colin 3582||pi sp||fla nl||2.7||3.7||3.7||3.7||1.7|
|Perez, Martin 3213||pi sp||tex al||2.0||3.0||13.0||13.0||1.0|
|Bedrosian, Cam 3694||pi cp mr||ana al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Descalso, Daniel 2855||ss ph||col nl||1.0||2.0||10.2||10.2||0.0|
|Shipley, Braden 3695||pi sp||ari nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|