Reds pitcher Scott Feldman is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Feldman pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout, striking out five, in the 4-0 win over the Giants.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of May 7:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||7.0|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||6.7|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||6.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|5||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||5.0|
|6||Nova, Ivan 2796||pi sp||pit nl||5.0|
|7||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||5.0|
|8||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||5.0|
|9||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||5.0|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.4|
American League Player of the Day—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run and four hits, in the 5-4, 18-inning win over the Cubs. Severino picked up the no-decision and did not earn the win because the Cubs tied the game after he exited.
Severino earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 3.7 for the season, most among the 14 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday. Severino ranks 20th among all players in season Box-Toppers points, 10th among AL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—Tommy Pham of the Cardinals hit two homers and went 4-for-5, driving in three runs, in the 6-4, 14-inning win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Sandy Leon of the Red Sox hit two homers and went 2-for-4, driving in four runs, in the 17-6 win over the Twins.
Debut—Jesus Aguilar of the Brewers made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Aguilar (HR 2B 2-2 R 2BI in the 6-2 win over the Pirates) made his Major League debut May 15, 2014, and was playing in his 63rd career game. He is the 3,787th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Feldman earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Severino earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Pham and Leon each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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.
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Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|5/7||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||9.0||CIN 4, SF 0||Scott Feldman (W,2-3)||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||1||5|
|AL||9.0||`NYY 5, CHC 4 (F/18)||Luis Severino||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||9|
|6.0||MIA 7, NYM 0||Jose Urena (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||1||2|
|5.2||CLE 1, KC 0||Mike Clevinger (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||5.2||1||0||0||4||5|
|5.0||COL 5, ARI 2||Tyler Chatwood (W,3-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||3||5|
|5.0||TOR 2, TB 1||Ryan Tepera (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||1||4|
|BAT||4.0||STL 6, ATL 4 (F/14)||Tommy Pham, LF||5||2||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||BOS 17, MIN 6||Sandy Leon, C||4||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||PHI 6, WSH 5 (F/10)||Aaron Altherr, RF||1||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||OAK 8, DET 6||Ryon Healy, DH||3||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||MIL 6, PIT 2||Jesus Aguilar, 1B||2||1||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||BAL 4, CHW 0||Chris Tillman (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||0||0||3||4|
|3.0||HOU 5, LAA 3||Ken Giles (S,8)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||SEA 4, TEX 3||Edwin Diaz (S,6)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
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||+/-|
|Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||3.7||5.7||8.7||8.7||1.7|
|Healy, Ryon 3685||1b 3b dh||oak al||3.5||6.5||6.5||6.5||0.5|
|Altherr, Aaron 3563||lf rf ph||phi nl||3.5||6.0||7.0||7.0||1.0|
|Feldman, Scott 2632||pi sp||cin nl||3.0||3.0||19.7||27.7||3.0|
|Tepera, Ryan 3774||pi mr||tor al||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Chatwood, Tyler 2856||pi sp||col nl||2.7||9.7||16.4||19.4||-4.3|
|Giles, Ken 3402||pi cp mr||hou al||2.0||5.0||10.0||10.0||-1.0|
|Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp mr||cle al||1.7||4.7||4.7||4.7||-1.3|
|Leon, Sandy 3676||ca||bos al||1.5||4.5||4.5||4.5||-1.5|
|Pham, Thomas 3596||lf||stl nl||1.5||3.0||4.5||4.5||0.0|
|Tillman, Chris 2754||pi sp||bal al||1.0||9.0||40.8||44.8||-7.0|
|Diaz, Edwin 3690||pi cp||sea al||1.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||-6.0|
|Urena, Jose 3492||pi sp||fla nl||1.0||3.7||4.7||4.7||-1.7|
|Aguilar, Jesus 3787||1b||mil nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|