Rangers’ Lance Lynn tops players in Thursday, July 11's only game

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Rangers pitcher Lance Lynn is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day in the day’s only game as baseball returns from the All-Star break.

Lynn struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits and two walks, in the 5-0 win over the Astros.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 11.
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 14.8
2 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 14.8
3 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 14.7
4 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 14.4
5 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 13.2
6 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 13.1
7 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 12.1
8 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 11.7
9 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp dc nl 11.4
10 Giolito, Lucas 3900 sp pi chi al 10.7
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Lynn earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day (1.0 for being Player of the Game and 1.0 bonus point for being Player of the Day), giving him 9.0 for the season. He ranks 20th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, 10th among American League pitchers.

Note—Friday’s usual Box-Toppers team power rankings and player rankings report posts will be delayed until next Friday. During the All-Star break, the schedule for the weekly posts is altered. Rather than posting last Friday, the weekly reports for team and player rankings were posted Monday, to coincide with the All-Star break. And since only this one game has been played since then, we’ll resume the normal Friday schedule with reports a week from now on July 19.

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)

7/11 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +10.0 TEX 5, HOU 0 Lance Lynn (W, 12‑4) 7.0 6 0 0 2 11
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 +/‑
Lynn, Lance 2992 pi sp tex al 9.0 12.0 42.8 76.6 +6.0
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