Braves’ Sean Newcomb tops players for Sunday, July 29; Red Sox’ Eovaldi tops AL players

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Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 29:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 18.4
2 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 18.1
3 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 16.7
4 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 16.1
5 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 14.4
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 14.0
7 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 14.0
8 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 13.4
9 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 12.7
10 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 12.1
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Newcomb had a no-hitter intact through 8 2/3 innings before giving up his only hit. He struck out eight over 8 2/3 innings, allowing one run, one hit and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Dodgers.

Newcomb earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.4 for the season, 14th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out five, in the 3-0 win over the Twins.

American League Batter of the Day—Chris Davis of the Orioles hit a pair of two-run homers and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 11-5 win over the Rays.

National League Batter of the Day—Buster Posey of the Giants doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-5 win over the Brewers.

Notable—Indians pitcher Corey Kluber has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday.

Kluber (7.1IP 5H R BB 5K W in the 8-1 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.7 for the season, 14th among all players and 10th among AL pitchers.

Scoring—Newcomb earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Eovaldi earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Davis and Posey 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 game

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

7/29 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +12.2 ATL 4, LAD 1 Sean Newcomb (W, 10‑5) 8.2 1 1 1 1 8
+11.0 CIN 4, PHI 0 Luis Castillo (W, 6‑8) 7.0 4 0 0 1 9
AL +8.0 BOS 3, MIN 0 Nathan Eovaldi (W, 4‑4) 7.0 4 0 0 0 5
+7.0 CHC 5, STL 2 Kyle Hendricks (W, 7‑9) 7.0 4 2 2 0 8
+7.0 NYM 1, PIT 0 Zack Wheeler (W, 5‑6) 6.0 5 0 0 1 7
BAT +6.0 BAL 11, TB 5 Chris Davis 1B 3 3 2 4
+6.0 MIA 5, WSH 0 Jose Urena (W, 3‑10) 6.0 1 0 0 4 5
+5.2 COL 3, OAK 2 German Marquez (W, 9‑8) 7.2 5 2 2 1 8
+5.0 TEX 4, HOU 3 Mike Minor (W, 7‑6) 6.0 4 2 2 1 8
+4.1 CLE 8, DET 1 Corey Kluber (W, 13‑6) 7.1 5 1 1 1 5
BAT +4.0 SF 8, MIL 5 Buster Posey C 5 2 4 3
+4.0 NYY 6, KC 3 Aaron Hicks CF 3 2 3 2
+3.0 SEA 8, LAA 5 Ben Gamel RF 3 2 3 1
+3.0 ARI 5, SD 4 Brad Boxberger (S, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+2.0 TOR 7, CHW 4 Brandon Drury 3B‑2B 3 2 1 2
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 Player of the Game winners. 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 the Game Pos Team ’18 ’17‑18 ’13‑18 Career +/‑
Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 11.7 33.7 99.1 99.1 -10.3
Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 8.7 13.4 13.4 13.4 +4.0
Newcomb, Sean 3831 pi sp atl nl 8.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 +5.4
Eovaldi, Nathan 2928 pi sp bos al 5.7 5.7 27.8 31.5 +5.7
Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840 pi sp cin nl 4.0 12.4 12.4 12.4 -4.4
Urena, Jose 3492 pi sp fla nl 4.0 10.0 13.7 13.7 -2.0
Hendricks, Kyle 3386 pi sp chi nl 4.0 7.7 35.8 35.8 +0.3
Hicks, Aaron 3170 cf nyy al 4.0 7.0 12.0 12.0 +1.0
Minor, Mike 2894 pi sp tex al 4.0 6.0 22.4 33.1 +2.0
Wheeler, Zack 3204 pi sp nym nl 4.0 5.0 16.7 16.7 +3.0
Davis, Chris 2478 1b bal al 2.5 6.0 43.4 63.9 -1.0
Gamel, Ben 3784 lf rf ph sea al 2.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 -4.0
Boxberger, Brad 3111 pi cp mr ari nl 2.0 3.0 14.0 15.0 +1.0
Posey, Buster 2745 ca 1b sf nl 1.5 11.0 34.0 44.0 -8.0
Drury, Brandon 3744 3b 2b tor al 1.0 5.5 7.0 7.0 -3.5
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