Brewers’ Jhoulys Chacin tops players in NL Championship Series Game 3

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Brewers pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day in the National League Championship Series Game 3.

The Brewers lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1.

NLCS Game 3: Brewers 4, Dodgers 0

Chacin struck out six over 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks.

Chacin had 13.7 Box-Toppers points in 2018, 20th among all players, ninth among NL pitchers. It was the second time this postseason he earned Player of the Game honors. Previously, he was top player in the NLDS Game 2 win over the Rockies on Oct. 5.

Chacin had a Box-Toppers game score of +6.1 Monday, most among Brewers players. Shortstop Orlando Arcia had the highest Box-Toppers game score (0.0) among Brewers batters (HR 1-4 R 2BI).

Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler had a Box-Toppers game score of +1.0 in the loss (7IP 5H 4R BB 8K L). Buehler had more Box-Toppers points in 2018 than Brewers starter Chacin (15.1 vs. 13.7). Buehler’s 15.1 points ranked sixth among NL pitchers. It was the second loss Buehler has appeared in for the Dodgers this postseason (NLDS Game 3 vs. the Braves on Oct. 7).

The series resumes with Game 4 Tuesday in Los Angeles (details below).

Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)

BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
+6.1 MIL 4, LAD 0 Jhoulys Chacin (W, 2‑0) - - - - 5.1 3 0 0 2 6

Coming Tuesday:

American League Championship Series Game 3, Red Sox at Astros, series tied 1-1

Red Sox—Nathan Eovaldi, 8.7 Box-Toppers points, 66th among all players, 29th among AL pitchers.

Eovaldi has appeared once in the postseason on Oct. 8, in the ALDS Game 3 win over the Yankees. He had a Box-Toppers game score of +5.0, but did not earn Player of the Game.

Astros—Dallas Keuchel, 6.7 Box-Toppers points, 117th among all players, 42nd among AL pitchers.

Keuchel has appeared once in the postseason on Oct. 8, in the ALDS Game 3 win over the Indians. He had a Box-Toppers game score of -2.0 and did not win Player of the Game.

National League Championship Series Game 4, Brewers lead Dodgers, 2-1

Brewers—Gio Gonzalez, 7.7 Box-Toppers points, 84th among all players, 41st among NL pitchers.

Gonzalez has appeared once in the postseason on Oct. 12, in the NLCS Game 1 win against the Dodgers. He started and had a Box-Toppers game score of -1.0 (2IP H R BB K ND). Though Gonzalez is pitching on shorter rest than Tuesday’s other postseason starters, he only threw 32 pitches in his last appearance Friday.

Dodgers—Rich Hill, 9.7 Box-Toppers points, 53rd among all players, 27th among NL pitchers.

Hill has appeared once in the postseason on Oct. 8, in the NLDS Game 4 win over the Braves. Hill had a Box-Toppers game score of -5.9 and did not earn Player of the Game.

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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