Mariners' James Paxton, pitching a no-hitter, tops players for Tuesday, May 8

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Mariners pitcher James Paxton is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, pitching a no-hitter.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 8:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 10.7
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 9.4
3 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 9.0
4 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 6.4
6 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 6.0
7 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 5.7
8 Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 5.7
9 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.4
10 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 5.2
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Also Tuesday, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino maintained his spot atop Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors, becoming the first player this season to reach 10.0 Box-Toppers points.

Player of the Day—Paxton struck out seven in the complete-game, no-hit, 5-0 shutout over the Blue Jays. He walked three.

National League Player of the Day—Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson struck out eight over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks, in the 4-0 win over the Padres.

National League Batter of the Day—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 7-2 win over the Mets.

Suarez earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, rising to first place among NL batters, passing previous leader Nick Hundley of the Giants (3.5).

American League Batter of the Day—Mike Moustakas of the Royals hit two home runs and went 3-for-6, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 15-7 win over the Orioles.

Rankings—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino maintains his spot atop Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Severino (6IP 6H 2R 0BB 11K ND in the 3-2 win over the Red Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season. He increases his lead over second-place player, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (9.4).

Severino is the first player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. Last year, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was the first to 10.0 points, reaching it on May 23. Kershaw finished 2017 with 23.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked third overall. Last season, 38 players reached 10 or more Box-Toppers points.

This is the second season Severino has reached 10 Box-Toppers points. Last season, Severino had 21.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked seventh among all players. In 2017, Severino reached 10.0 Box-Toppers points on July 31.

Notable—Rockies pitcher Jon Gray rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Gray (7IP 4H 0R BB 8K W in the 4-2 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 5.7 for the season. He ranks third among NL pitchers.

Scoring—Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hellickson earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Suarez and Moustakas 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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
 
5/8 Score Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 13.0 SEA 5, TOR 0 James Paxton (W, 2‑1) 9.0 0 0 0 3 7
NL 12.2 WSH 4, SD 0 Jeremy Hellickson (W, 1‑0) 6.2 2 0 0 0 8
12.0 PHI 4, SF 2 Aaron Nola (W, 5‑1) 7.0 5 1 1 0 12
10.0 COL 4, LAA 2 Jon Gray (W, 4‑4) 7.0 4 0 0 1 8
7.0 ATL 1, TB 0 Sean Newcomb (W, 3‑1) 6.0 2 0 0 3 6
7.0 `NYY 3, BOS 2 Luis Severino 6.0 6 2 2 0 11
BAT 5.0 CIN 7, NYM 2 Eugenio Suarez (3B) 4 2 3 4
5.0 MIL 3, CLE 2 Josh Hader (S, 5) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3
5.0 `HOU 4, OAK 2 Brad Peacock (H, 2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3
4.1 PIT 10, CHW 6 Tyler Glasnow (W, 1‑1) 2.1 1 0 0 0 3
BAT 4.0 KC 15, BAL 7 Mike Moustakas (3B) 6 2 3 5
3.1 DET 7, TEX 4 Shane Greene (S, 7) 1.1 1 0 0 0 3
3.0 ARI 8, LAD 5 (F/12) Daniel Descalso (PH‑3B) 2 1 1 3
3.0 CHC 4, MIA 3 Carl Edwards Jr. (W, 1‑0) 1.0 0 0 0 1 3
2.0 MIN 7, STL 1 Jake Odorizzi (W, 3‑2) 5.0 2 1 1 2 3
MLB—Overall Box-Toppers Player of the Day, worth 2.0 total Box-Toppers points.
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 players

Here 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 (’18). also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’17-18), the period 2013-2018 (’13-18) and each players’ career point total. also shown is how their 2018 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2017 total (+/-).
 
Player of Game Pos Team ’18 ’17‑18 ’13‑18 Career +/‑
Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 10.7 31.8 36.8 36.8 -10.4
Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 5.7 10.4 17.4 17.4 1.0
Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 5.0 18.7 29.8 29.8 -8.7
Suarez, Eugenio 3355 3b cin nl 4.0 7.5 21.5 21.5 0.5
Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 3.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 0.7
Newcomb, Sean 3831 pi sp atl nl 3.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 0.7
Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 3.0 18.8 27.5 27.5 -12.8
Hellickson, Jeremy 2778 pi sp dc nl 2.7 6.7 31.8 51.5 -1.3
Moustakas, Mike 2967 3b kc al 2.5 7.5 22.2 29.7 -2.5
Peacock, Brad 2968 pi cp mr sp hou al 2.0 9.4 16.1 18.8 -5.4
Descalso, Daniel 2855 3b ari nl 2.0 3.0 9.7 13.2 1.0
Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi mr pit nl 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Odorizzi, Jake 3291 pi sp min al 1.0 12.1 38.2 38.2 -10.1
Edwards, Carl Jr. 3775 pi mr chi nl 1.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 -3.0
Greene, Shane 3381 pi cp det al 1.0 3.0 16.0 16.0 -1.0
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