Kyle Freeland tops players as Rockies beat Cubs in NL Wild Card Game

Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day in the National League Wild Card Game.

Freeland struck out six over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, in the 2-1, 13-inning win over the Cubs, as the Rockies advance to the NL Division Series Thursday against the Brewers.

Freeland did not earn the win, picking up the no-decision, because the Cubs tied the game after he exited.

Freeland had a Box-Toppers game score of +7.2 Tuesday, highest among all Rockies players. Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester had a higher game score of +8.0 in the loss (6IP 4H R BB 9K ND).

Freeland had 12.4 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranked 30th among all players, 13th among NL pitchers.

The Rockies are Box-Toppers’ lowest-ranked team in the 2018 postseason, 13th in overall Box-Toppers team rankings with its players accumulating 106.0 Box-Toppers points in 2018, seventh among NL teams.

The Cubs are now eliminated from the postseason. They ranked  seventh in overall Box-Toppers team rankings with its players accumulating 122.5 Box-Toppers points in 2018, third among NL teams.

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 NL Wild Card Game

BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
+7.2 `COL 2, CHC 1 (F/13) Kyle Freeland 6.2 4 0 0 1 6
BTG—Box-Toppers game score