Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fifth in season player rankings.
Wood struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks, in the 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of July 5:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||13.1|
|4||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||12.4|
|5||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||12.0|
|6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||10.4|
|7||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||10.4|
|8||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
|9||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||9.7|
|10||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||9.4|
Wood earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.0 for the season and rising from eighth to fifth place in season Box-Toppers player rankings, third among National League pitchers, behind overall leader Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers (20.1) and Max Scherzer of the Nationals (16.0).
American League Player of the Day—Rougned Odor of the Rangers homered and went 1-for-1, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 8-2 win over the Red Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins hit two homers, including a three-run shot, in the 9-6 win over the Cardinals. Stanton also went 3-for-4, driving in four total runs.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Wednesday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Rougned Odor.
Streak—Brewers pitcher Matt Garza has now earned Box-Toppers points for 11 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of the season Wednesday.
Garza (6.1IP 5H 0R 2BB 4K W in the 4-0 win over the Orioles) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2007 with the Twins and has 72.8 career points, 17th among active NL pitchers. His best season was 2008 with the Rays, when he had 12.7 Box-Toppers points, ninth among AL pitchers. In 2016, he had 3.7 points with the Brewers.
Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Wednesday with their first career Player of the Game honors:
- Angels pitcher Parker Bridwell (6IP 4H 0R 3BB 5K W in the 2-1 win over the Twins) made his Major League debut Aug. 21, 2016, and was playing in his eighth career game. He is the 3,844th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Carlos Asuaje of the Padres (2B 3-4 0R 2BI in the 6-2 win over the Indians) made his Major League debut Sept. 21, 2016, and was playing in his 20th career game. He is the 3,845th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Wood earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Odor earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Stanton earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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
|7/5||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||12.0||LAD 1, ARI 0||Alex Wood (W, 10-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||10|
|BAT||5.0||MIA 9, STL 6||Giancarlo Stanton (RF)||4||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||5.0||TEX 8, BOS 2||Rougned Odor (2B)||1||3||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.2||TOR 7, NYY 6||Danny Barnes (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||CHC 7, TB 3||Jon Jay (PH)||1||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||LAA 2, MIN 1||Parker Bridwell (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||3||5|
|3.1||MIL 4, BAL 0||Matt Garza (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||6.1||5||0||0||2||4|
|3.0||HOU 10, ATL 4||George Springer (RF-CF)||5||3||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||COL 5, CIN 3||Pat Valaika (SS-2B)||4||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||PIT 5, PHI 2||Felipe Rivero (S, 5)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||KC 9, SEA 6 (F/10)||Mike Moustakas (3B)||5||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||OAK 7, CHW 4||Jed Lowrie (2B)||4||1||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||SD 6, CLE 2||Carlos Asuaje (2B)||4||0||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||SF 5, DET 4||Sam Dyson (S, 3)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
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||+/-|
|Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||12.0||13.0||31.4||31.4||11.0|
|Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||3.5||10.0||34.2||42.7||-3.0|
|Springer, George 3337||rf cf dh||hou al||3.5||10.0||14.0||14.0||-3.0|
|Moustakas, Mike 2967||3b dh||kc al||3.0||4.0||23.2||25.2||2.0|
|Lowrie, Jed 2437||2b||oak al||3.0||4.0||18.5||30.0||2.0|
|Barnes, Danny 3807||pi mr||tor al||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Odor, Rougned 3336||2b||tex al||2.7||9.2||13.7||13.7||-3.8|
|Valaika, Patrick 3793||ss 2b||col nl||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7|
|Dyson, Sam 3399||pi mr cp||sf nl||2.0||2.0||5.0||5.0||2.0|
|Rivero, Felipe 3579||pi cp||pit nl||2.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||2.0|
|Garza, Matt 2343||pi sp||mil nl||1.0||4.7||26.1||72.8||-2.7|
|Jay, Jon 2861||cf ph||chi nl||1.0||1.0||10.5||13.0||1.0|
|Asuaje, Carlos 3845||2b||sd nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Bridwell, Parker 3844||pi sp||ana al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|