Astros pitcher Charlie Morton is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Morton struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 5-0 win over the Phillies.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of July 25:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||22.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||19.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||15.1|
|4||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|5||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||12.4|
|7||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||12.4|
|8||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||11.4|
|9||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||11.0|
|10||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||10.7|
National League Player of the Day—Brewers pitcher Zach Davies pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing three hits and three walks, in the 8-0 win over the Nationals.
American League Batter of the Day—Bradley Zimmer of the Indians hit a grand slam and went 3-for-5, scoring twice, in the 11-7, 11-inning win over the Angels.
This was Zimmer’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Zimmer made his Major League debut May 16 and was playing in his 60th career game. He is the 3,858th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets homered, tripled, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 6-5 win over the Padres.
Rankings—Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn has the most 2017 Box-Toppers points of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Lynn (6IP 3H R 2BB 6K ND in the 3-2 win over the Rockies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.7 for the season. Lynn ranks 27th in Box-Toppers player rankings, 14th among NL pitchers.
Debuts—In addition to Zimmer, two other players made their Box-Toppers debut Tuesday with their first Player of the Game honors:
- Guillermo Heredia of the Mariners (HR 3-6 2R 3BI in the 6-5, 13-inning win over the Red Sox) made his Major League debut July 29, 2016, and was playing in his 121st career game. He is the 3,859th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Blue Jays pitcher Cesar Valdez (6IP 5H R BB 4K W in the 4-1 win over the Athletics) made his Major League debut May 3, 2010, and was playing in his 18th career game. He is the 3,860th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Morton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Davies earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Zimmer and Cespedes each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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
|7/25||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||12.0||HOU 5, PHI 0||Charlie Morton (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||9|
|NL||8.2||MIL 8, WSH 0||Zach Davies (W, 12-4)||-||-||-||-||7.2||3||0||0||3||7|
|7.2||NYY 4, CIN 2||Jordan Montgomery (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||6.2||2||1||1||1||6|
|5.0||`STL 3, COL 2||Lance Lynn||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||2||6|
|BAT||4.0||CLE 11, LAA 7 (F/11)||Bradley Zimmer (CF)||5||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||NYM 6, SD 5||Yoenis Cespedes (LF)||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||TEX 10, MIA 4||Joey Gallo (LF)||3||3||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CHC 7, CHW 2||Willson Contreras (C)||5||1||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||ATL 8, ARI 3||Kurt Suzuki (C)||4||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SF 11, PIT 3||Eduardo Nunez (3B)||2||2||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||LAD 6, MIN 2||Josh Ravin (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||3.0||0||0||0||1||1|
|2.0||SEA 6, BOS 5 (F/13)||Guillermo Heredia (CF)||6||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||TOR 4, OAK 1||Cesar Valdez (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||1||4|
|2.0||KC 3, DET 1||Kelvin Herrera (S, 21)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||TB 5, BAL 4||Tim Beckham (2B)||4||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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.
|Player of the Game||Pos||Team||’17||’16-17||’12-17||Career||+/-|
|Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||stl nl||7.7||7.7||63.6||63.6||7.7|
|Gallo, Joey 3485||3b||tex al||5.0||5.0||6.5||6.5||5.0|
|Suzuki, Kurt 2344||ca||atl nl||4.5||6.0||17.0||36.5||3.0|
|Contreras, Willson 3776||ca||chi nl||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf||nym nl||4.0||12.0||43.9||43.9||-4.0|
|Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||4.0||7.0||20.7||31.7||1.0|
|Montgomery, Jordan 3814||pi sp||nyy al||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Davies, Zach 3581||pi sp||mil nl||2.7||8.7||11.7||11.7||-3.3|
|Nunez, Eduardo 2795||lf 3b||sf nl||2.0||7.5||14.5||17.0||-3.5|
|Herrera, Kelvin 3149||pi cp||kc al||2.0||3.0||7.0||7.0||1.0|
|Beckham, Tim 3452||2b||tb al||2.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||2.0|
|Zimmer, Bradley 3858||cf||cle al||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Ravin, Josh 3501||pi cp||lad nl||1.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||1.0|
|Heredia, Guillermo 3859||cf||sea al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Valdez, Cesar 3860||pi sp||tor al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|