Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu 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 Aug. 6:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||22.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||20.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||17.1|
|4||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||14.4|
|5||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||13.7|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.4|
|7||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|8||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|9||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||12.4|
|10||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.0|
Also Sunday, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Ryu struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and no walks, in the 8-0 win over the Mets.
American League Player of the Day—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run, two hits and one walk, in the 8-1 win over the Indians.
Severino earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 12.4 for the season, rising into the top 10 players list to ninth place. He ranks fourth among American League pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Manny Machado of the Orioles homered, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 12-3 win over the Tigers.
National League Batter of the Day—Jose Martinez of the Cardinals hit a grand slam and doubled, going 2-for-4, scoring twice, in the 13-4 win over the Reds.
Notable—Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola became the 16th player this season to reach 10 Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Nola (7IP 6H 2R 2BB 7K ND in the 3-2 win over the Rockies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.1 for the season. He ranks 13th among all players and seventh among NL pitchers.
Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Sunday with their first career Player of the Game honors:
- Giants pitcher Albert Suarez (2.1IP H 0R 0BB 3K Sv in the 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks) made his Major League debut May 8, 2016, and was playing in his 27th career game. He is the 3,870th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Chad Pinder of the Athletics (HR 2B 4-5 3R 2BI in the 11-10 win over the Angels) made his Major League debut Aug. 20, 2016, and was playing in his 74th career game. He is the 3,871st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Top 10 watch—Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who had been ranked 10th in season Box-Toppers player rankings, failed to earn Player of the Game honors Sunday and fell to 11th place.
Carrasco (5.2IP 6H 5R 2BB 6K L in the 8-1 loss to the Yankees) had a Box-Toppers game score of -6.8. Player of the Game was AL Player of the Day, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (with a Box-Toppers game score of +10.2), who also rose past Carrasco in Box-Toppers player rankings to ninth place and pushed Carrasco to 11th place. Severino has 12.4 Box-Toppers points; Carrasco has 11.4.
Scoring—Ryu 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. Machado and Martinez 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
|8/6||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.0||LAD 8, NYM 0||Hyun-Jin Ryu (W, 4-6)||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||0||8|
|AL||10.2||NYY 8, CLE 1||Luis Severino (W, 9-4)||-||-||-||-||6.2||2||1||1||1||9|
|9.0||KC 9, SEA 1||Jake Junis (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||0||7|
|BAT||6.0||BAL 12, DET 3||Manny Machado 3B||5||2||4||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||BOS 6, CHW 3||Chris Young RF||4||2||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||`TB 2, MIL 1||Chris Archer||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||2||7|
|4.1||SF 6, ARI 3||Albert Suárez (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||2.1||1||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||OAK 11, LAA 10||Chad Pinder RF||5||3||4||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||SEA 8, KC 7||Nelson Cruz DH||5||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||STL 13, CIN 4||Jose Martinez LF||4||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||WSH 9, CHC 4||Matt Wieters C||3||1||1||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||`PIT 5, SD 4 (F/12)||Jameson Taillon||-||-||-||-||6.1||5||2||2||2||8|
|3.0||MIA 4, ATL 1||Jose Urena (W, 10-5)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||3|
|2.0||MIN 6, TEX 5||Matt Belisle (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||`PHI 3, COL 2||Aaron Nola||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||2||2||2||7|
|1.2||HOU 7, TOR 6||Francis Martes (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||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||+/-|
|Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||12.4||14.4||17.4||17.4||10.4|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||10.1||16.8||18.8||18.8||3.4|
|Machado, Manny 3087||3b||bal al||5.0||17.7||28.7||28.7||-7.7|
|Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0||14.0||54.1||54.1||-4.0|
|Taillon, Jameson 3658||pi sp||pit nl||5.0||10.0||10.0||10.0||0.0|
|Urena, Jose 3492||pi sp||fla nl||5.0||7.7||8.7||8.7||2.3|
|Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||5.0||5.0||26.1||26.1||5.0|
|Cruz, Nelson 2224||dh||sea al||4.5||11.0||32.0||58.2||-2.0|
|Martinez, Jose 3830||rf lf ph||stl nl||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5|
|Junis, Jake 3857||pi mr||kc al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Martes, Francis 3822||pi sp cp||hou al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||dc nl||1.0||12.0||24.0||36.7||-10.0|
|Young, Chris B. 2270||rf||bos al||1.0||1.0||12.0||35.4||1.0|
|Belisle, Matt 1975||pi cp||min al||1.0||1.0||5.0||17.0||1.0|
|Pinder, Chad 3871||rf||oak al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Suarez, Albert 3870||pi cp||sf nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|