Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta 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 June 15:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||14.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||12.0|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||11.4|
|4||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|6||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||8.2|
|7||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||8.0|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.7|
|9||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|10||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||7.5|
Pivetta struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks, in the 1-0 win over the Red Sox. Pivetta picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because the game was tied 0-0 when he exited.
This was also Pivettta’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Pivetta made his Major League debut April 30 and was playing in his seventh career game. He is the 3,825th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
American League Player of the Day—Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians homered and went 3-for-3, scoring four times, in the 12-5 win over the Dodgers.
Encarnacion earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 4.7 for the season, most of any of the 10 who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. Encarnacion ranks 39th among all players in season player rankings, sixth among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—DJ LeMahieu of the Rockies went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 10-9 win over the Giants.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Thursday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Edwin Encarnacion.
Debut—Brewers closing pitcher Oliver Drake made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Drake (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K Sv in the 6-4 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut May 23, 2015, and was playing in his 57th career game. He is the 3,826th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Pivetta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Encarnacion earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. LeMahieu earns 1.5 points for being NL 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
|6/15||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.0||`PHI 1, BOS 0||Nick Pivetta||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||2||9|
|AL||5.0||CLE 12, LAD 5||Edwin Encarnacion, DH||3||4||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||COL 10, SF 9||DJ LeMahieu, 2B||5||3||4||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||MIN 6, SEA 2||Chris Gimenez, C||4||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||WSH 8, NYM 3||Gio Gonzalez (W,6-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||0||5|
|3.0||KC 7, LAA 2||Matt Strahm (W,2-3)||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||0||1||3|
|3.0||MIL 6, STL 4||Oliver Drake (S,1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||DET 5, TB 3||Justin Wilson (W,3-2)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||CHW 5, BAL 2||Matt Davidson, DH||4||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||OAK 8, NYY 7 (F/10)||Jed Lowrie, 2B||5||1||3||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||+/-|
|Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh||cle al||4.7||12.7||47.8||71.8||-3.3|
|Gonzalez, Gio 2626||pi sp||dc nl||2.0||8.0||59.1||88.5||-4.0|
|Lowrie, Jed 2437||2b ss||oak al||2.0||3.0||17.5||29.0||1.0|
|Davidson, Matt 3292||3b dh||chi al||2.0||2.0||4.0||4.0||2.0|
|Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|LeMahieu, DJ 3091||2b||col nl||1.5||9.5||22.5||22.5||-6.5|
|Wilson, Justin 3140||pi cp||det al||1.0||2.0||7.0||7.0||0.0|
|Gimenez, Chris 2870||ca||min al||1.0||2.0||4.0||5.0||0.0|
|Strahm, Matt 3724||pi sp||kc al||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Drake, Oliver 3826||pi cp||mil nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|