Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to ninth place in season player rankings.
Syndergaard pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out six, in the 2-0 win over the Giants.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of Aug. 21:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||18.7|
|3||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||17.2|
|4||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||16.4|
|5||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||15.1|
|6||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||14.4|
|7||Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||14.4|
|8||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||14.1|
|9||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||13.0|
|10||Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||12.7|
Syndergaard earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.0 for the season. He ranks seventh among National League pitchers. Rising to ninth place overall, he displaces Jose Altuve of the Astros (12.5 Box-Toppers points) from the top 10 list. Altuve, who was the only batter in the top 10, falls to 11th place.
American League Player of the Day—Justin Upton of the Tigers hit a pair of three-run homers in the 10-5 win over the Red Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—Nolan Arenado of the Rockies hit a pair of three-run homers and went 4-for-5 in the 11-4 win over the Cubs.
Arenado earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.0 for the season, rising to fourth place among NL batters.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Sunday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Justin Upton.
Debut—Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Perdomo (7IP 5H R 0BB 5K W in the 9-1 win over the Diamondbacks) made his Major League debut April 4 and was playing in his 29th career game. He is the 3,715th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Syndergaard earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Upton earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Arenado earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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
|8/21||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.0||NYM 2, SF 0||Noah Syndergaard (W,11-7)||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||2||6|
|BAT||7.0||COL 11, CHC 4||Nolan Arenado, 3B||5||2||4||6||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||STL 9, PHI 0||Mike Leake (W,9-9)||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||0||0||1||8|
|AL||6.0||DET 10, BOS 5||Justin Upton, LF||4||2||2||6||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||SD 9, ARI 1||Luis Perdomo (W,6-7)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||0||0||5|
|6.0||LAD 4, CIN 0||Julio Urias (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||0||0||0||6|
|5.0||HOU 5, BAL 3||Dallas Keuchel (W,8-12)||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||2||1||7|
|4.0||`ATL 7, WSH 6 (10)||Jim Johnson||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||MIL 7, SEA 6||Tyler Thornburg (W,5-4)||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||LAA 2, NYY 0||Fernando Salas (S,4)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.1||CLE 3, TOR 2||Mike Clevinger (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||1||3|
|2.0||TB 8, TEX 4||Steven Souza Jr., RF||4||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||KC 2, MIN 1||Eric Hosmer, 1B||2||1||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||CHW 4, OAK 2||Todd Frazier, 3B||4||0||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||MIA 3, PIT 2||Fernando Rodney (S,24)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||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||+/-|
|Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||13.0||23.4||23.4||23.4||2.6|
|Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||8.0||16.5||18.0||18.0||-0.5|
|Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.0||28.4||42.8||42.8||-14.4|
|Frazier, Todd 2929||3b||chi al||6.2||15.1||29.1||29.1||-2.7|
|Upton, Justin 2411||lf||det al||5.7||14.7||41.6||50.1||-3.3|
|Leake, Mike 2709||pi sp||stl nl||5.0||15.0||40.1||44.6||-5.0|
|Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||5.0||14.0||27.5||27.5||-4.0|
|Souza, Steven Jr. 3461||rf||tb al||4.7||10.2||10.2||10.2||-0.8|
|Johnson, Jim 2417||pi cp mr||atl nl||4.0||6.0||16.0||21.7||2.0|
|Rodney, Fernando 1803||pi cp||fla nl||4.0||5.0||22.0||34.0||3.0|
|Thornburg, Tyler 3195||pi cp||mil nl||4.0||4.0||10.0||10.0||4.0|
|Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi mr sp||cle al||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Urias, Julio 3652||pi sp||lad nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Salas, Fernando 2853||pi cp||ana al||2.0||3.0||10.0||10.0||1.0|
|Perdomo, Luis D. 3715||pi sp||sd nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|