Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of May 25:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||10.7|
|2||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||6.7|
|5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|6||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||6.0|
|7||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||6.0|
|8||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||6.0|
|9||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||6.0|
|10||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||6.0|
Ray struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks, in the 4-0 win over the Brewers.
Ray earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, most of any of the 10 who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. Ray ranks 18th among players in 2017 Box-Toppers points, seventh among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz struck out 11 over six innings, allowing two runs, four hits and one walk, in the 6-2 win over the Rangers.
National League Batter of the Day—Francisco Cervelli of the Pirates doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 9-4 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Carlos Correa of the Astros homered and went 3-for-4, driving in two runs, in the 7-6 win over the Tigers.
Debut—Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Lamet (5IP 3H R 2BB 8K W in the 4-3 win over the Mets) was also making his Major League debut Thursday. He is the 3,808th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Ray earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Pomeranz earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Cervelli and Correa each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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.
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Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|5/25||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.0||ARI 4, MIL 0||Robbie Ray (W,4-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||0||9|
|AL||8.0||BOS 6, TEX 2||Drew Pomeranz (W,4-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||2||2||1||11|
|6.0||SD 4, NYM 3||Dinelson Lamet (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||2||8|
|5.0||TB 4, LAA 0||Matt Andriese (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||0||0||2||5|
|BAT||3.0||PIT 9, ATL 4||Francisco Cervelli, C||5||2||4||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||LAD 7, STL 3||Hyun-Jin Ryu (S,1)||-||-||-||-||4.0||2||0||0||1||2|
|BAT||2.0||HOU 7, DET 6||Carlos Correa, SS||4||1||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||SEA 4, WSH 2||Nelson Cruz, RF||3||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||CHC 5, SF 1||Mike Montgomery (S,1)||-||-||-||-||4.0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2.0||`PHI 2, COL 1 (F/11)||Hector Neris||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
AL—Overall American League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
NL—Overall National League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
BAT—Top AL or NL Batter of the Day, worth 1.5 total Box-Toppers points.
All other players listed here earn Player of the Game honors, worth 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
` 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 (’17). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’16-17), the period 2012-2017 (’12-17) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2017 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2016 total (+/-).
|Player of the Game||Pos||Team||’17||’16-17||’12-17||Career||+/-|
|Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||5.0||11.7||15.7||15.7||-1.7|
|Andriese, Matt 3505||pi sp||tb al||3.7||5.7||8.7||8.7||1.7|
|Correa, Carlos 3506||ss||hou al||2.5||10.2||17.4||17.4||-5.2|
|Cruz, Nelson 2224||dh rf||sea al||2.0||8.5||29.5||55.7||-4.5|
|Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp cp||lad nl||2.0||2.0||23.1||23.1||2.0|
|Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp||bos al||1.7||14.1||25.1||25.1||-10.7|
|Cervelli, Francisco 3387||ca||pit nl||1.5||2.5||7.5||7.5||0.5|
|Montgomery, Mike 3513||pi cp||chi nl||1.0||6.0||10.0||10.0||-4.0|
|Neris, Hector 3553||pi mr||phi nl||1.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||-1.0|
|Lamet, Dinelson 3808||pi sp||sd nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|