Blue Jays’ Matt Shoemaker tops players for Friday, March 29; Padres’ Lucchesi tops NL players

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Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Shoemaker struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, in the 6-0 win over the Tigers.

Shoemaker earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first of the season. He now ranks third in Box-Toppers very early season player rankings.

National League Player of the Day—Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi struck out seven over 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks, in the 4-1 win over the Giants.

National League Batter of the Day—Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals hit three home runs and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in five runs, in the 9-5 win over the Brewers.

American League Batter of the Day—Mitch Moreland of the Red Sox hit a ninth-inning, pinch-hit, three-run, go-ahead home run, in the 7-6 win over the Mariners. Moreland went 1-for-1, scoring once and driving in three runs.

Moreland has now earned Box-Toppers points in 10 straight seasons. He earned his first points in 2010 with the Rangers and now has 28.7 career points, which ranks 31st among active AL batters. His best season was 2015 with the Rangers when he had 6.2 Box-Toppers points, fifth among AL first basemen. He has 1.5 Box-Toppers points this season.

Scoring—Shoemaker earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Lucchesi earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Goldschmidt and Moreland each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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)

3/29 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +10.0 TOR 6, DET 0 Matt Shoemaker (W, 1‑0) 7.0 2 0 0 2 7
NL +7.1 SD 4, SF 1 Joey Lucchesi (W, 1‑0) 5.1 3 0 0 2 7
BAT +7.0 STL 9, MIL 5 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 5 3 4 5
+6.0 COL 6, MIA 1 German Marquez (W, 1‑0) 6.0 2 1 1 3 7
+4.0 ARI 5, LAD 4 (F/13) Christian Walker PH 1 1 1 3
BAT +4.0 BOS 7, SEA 6 Mitch Moreland PH‑1B 1 1 1 3
+4.0 TB 4, HOU 2 Charlie Morton (W, 1‑0) 5.0 3 2 2 2 8
+2.0 LAA 6, OAK 2 Hansel Robles (W, 1‑0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 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 (’19). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’18-19), the period 2013-2018 (’14-19) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2019 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2018 total (+/-).

Player of the Game Pos Team ’19 ’18‑19 ’14‑19 Career +/‑
Shoemaker, Matt 3290 pi sp tor al 2.0 4.7 30.1 33.1 -0.7
Lucchesi, Joey 3936 pi sp sd nl 1.7 7.7 6.0 7.7 -4.3
Goldschmidt, Paul 2935 1b stl nl 1.5 9.0 32.6 56.3 -6.0
Moreland, Mitch 2799 1b ph bos al 1.5 5.0 20.7 28.7 -2.0
Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 1.0 15.8 36.2 51.2 -13.8
Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 1.0 15.7 19.4 20.4 -13.7
Walker, Christian 3958 ph ari nl 1.0 2.5 1.5 2.5 -0.5
Robles, Hansel 3580 pi mr ana al 1.0 1.0 4.7 5.7 +1.0
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