Mariners pitcher Ariel Miranda is Sunday’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 4:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||12.7|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.7|
|6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||7.4|
|7||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.4|
|8||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||7.0|
|9||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||7.0|
|10||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||7.0|
Miranda pitched a complete-game, four-hitter in the 7-1 win over the Rays. Miranda allowed one run and one walk.
National League Player of the Day—Rockies pitcher Jeff Hoffman struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and no walks, in the 3-1 win over the Padres.
National League Batter of the Day—Ender Inciarte of the Braves homered and went 5-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 13-8 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox hit two home runs and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 7-3 win over the Orioles.
This was Benintendi’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Benintendi made his Major League debut Aug. 2, 2016, and was playing in his 87th career game. He is the 3,815th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Rankings—Miguel Sano of the Twins rises to lead all batters in season Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Sano (HR 2-4 R 2BI in the 3-2 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.5 for the season. He rises to 11th in season player rankings, first among all batters, passing previous leader Aaron Judge of the Yankees. Though Judge also has 6.5 points on the season, Sano ranks higher because he has more 2016 points—3.0 vs. 0.0.
Notable—Odubel Herrera of the Phillies has earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight day Sunday. Herrera (HR 2-2B 3-4 2R 3BI in the 9-7 win over the Giants) also was Player of the Game Saturday in the 5-3 win over the Giants. Herrera has 2.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, both earned over the weekend.
Scoring—Miranda earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hoffman earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Inciarte and Benintendi 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
|6/4||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||11.0||SEA 7, TB 1||Ariel Miranda (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||1||1||1||9|
|NL||11.0||COL 3, SD 1||Jeff Hoffman (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||0||9|
|8.0||MIL 3, LAD 0||Zach Davies (W,6-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||7.0||ATL 13, CIN 8||Ender Inciarte, CF||5||2||5||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||HOU 7, TEX 2||Brad Peacock (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||2||2||1||9|
|6.0||`DET 7, CHW 4||Warwick Saupold||-||-||-||-||4.0||2||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||BOS 7, BAL 3||Andrew Benintendi, LF||4||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||PIT 11, NYM 1||Andrew McCutchen, CF||5||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||PHI 9, SF 7||Odubel Herrera, CF||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||TOR 3, NYY 2||Roberto Osuna (S,13)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||WSH 11, OAK 10||Ryan Zimmerman, DH||5||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CHC 7, STL 6||Ian Happ, CF||5||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CLE 8, KC 0||Jason Kipnis, 2B||2||2||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||MIA 6, ARI 5||AJ Ramos (S,8)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||MIN 3, LAA 2||Miguel Sano, 3B||4||1||2||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||+/-|
|Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||min al||6.5||9.5||15.5||15.5||3.5|
|Miranda, Ariel 3738||pi sp||sea al||5.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||3.0|
|Inciarte, Ender 3360||cf||atl nl||4.5||6.5||10.5||10.5||2.5|
|Peacock, Brad 2968||pi sp||hou al||3.7||3.7||10.4||13.1||3.7|
|Zimmerman, Ryan 2180||1b dh||dc nl||3.5||5.0||24.7||59.8||2.0|
|Hoffman, Jeff 3806||pi sp||col nl||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7|
|Kipnis, Jason 2933||2b||cle al||2.5||2.5||21.5||24.5||2.5|
|McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||2.0||9.0||40.5||55.9||-5.0|
|Herrera, Odubel 3449||cf||phi nl||2.0||5.5||9.5||9.5||-1.5|
|Ramos, A.J. 3210||pi cp||fla nl||2.0||4.0||14.0||14.0||0.0|
|Happ, Ian 3798||cf lf||chi nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Benintendi, Andrew 3815||lf||bos al||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Davies, Zach 3581||pi sp||mil nl||1.0||7.0||10.0||10.0||-5.0|
|Osuna, Roberto 3512||pi cp||tor al||1.0||4.0||8.0||8.0||-2.0|
|Saupold, Warwick 3636||pi mr||det al||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|