Angels’ Felix Pena tops players for Thursday, May 9; Nationals’ Corbin tops NL players

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Angels pitcher Felix Pena is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of May 9.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 7.0
2 Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi sp tb al 6.7
3 Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp sd nl 6.7
4 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 6.4
5 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 6.2
6 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf lad nl 6.2
7 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 6.0
8 Ozuna, Marcell 3190 lf stl nl 5.5
9 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 5.4
10 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 5.0
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Pena struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 13-0 win over the Tigers.

Pena did not start the game but pitched innings two through eight. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Game, giving him 3.0 for the season, 55th among all players and 24th among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and four walks, in the 6-0 win over the Dodgers.

National League Batter of the Day—Nolan Arenado of the Rockies homered and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 12-11 win over the Giants.

Arenado earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season. He ranks 11th among all players and third among NL batters, behind Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (6.2) and Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals (5.5).

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Thursday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors.

Scoring—Pena earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Corbin earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Arenado earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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)

5/9 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +11.0 LAA 13, DET 0 Felix Pena (W, 2‑1) 7.0 3 0 0 0 7
+9.0 CLE 5, CHW 0 (F/5) Carlos Carrasco (W, 3‑3) 5.0 2 0 0 0 6
NL +8.0 WSH 6, LAD 0 Patrick Corbin (W, 3‑1) 7.0 3 0 0 4 8
+8.0 NYY 3, SEA 1 J.A. Happ (W, 2‑3) 5.0 1 0 0 3 7
+6.0 `ARI 3, ATL 2 (F/10) Luke Weaver 7.0 3 1 1 2 6
+5.0 HOU 4, TEX 2 Wade Miley (W, 3‑2) 6.0 2 2 2 2 7
BAT +4.0 COL 12, SF 11 Nolan Arenado 3B 4 2 3 3
+4.0 STL 17, PIT 4 Yadier Molina C 4 3 3 2
+4.0 CIN 3, OAK 0 Tanner Roark (W, 3‑1) 6.0 3 0 0 2 3
+3.0 CHC 4, MIA 1 Mike Montgomery (W, 1‑0) 5.0 3 0 0 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 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 2014-2019 (’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 +/‑
Arenado, Nolan 3306 3b col nl 5.0 10.0 39.9 39.9 0.0
Weaver, Luke 3719 pi sp ari nl 5.0 9.0 18.7 18.7 +1.0
Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 4.7 23.8 86.7 92.1 -14.4
Pena, Felix 4002 pi sp ana al 3.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 -2.0
Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp dc nl 2.7 18.7 37.5 60.9 -13.3
Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp nyy al 2.0 17.7 55.9 74.6 -13.7
Roark, Tanner 3261 pi sp cin nl 2.0 6.0 36.7 41.7 -2.0
Miley, Wade 3006 pi sp hou al 2.0 6.0 27.4 46.1 -2.0
Molina, Yadier 1967 ca stl nl 1.0 4.5 15.0 44.7 -2.5
Montgomery, Mike 3513 pi sp chi nl 1.0 4.0 19.0 19.0 -2.0
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