Giants’ Madison Bumgarner tops players for Tuesday, Aug. 13; Mariners’ Seager tops AL players

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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Bumgarner struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run, two hits and no walks, in the 3-2 win over the Athletics.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of Aug. 13.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 20.8
2 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 18.8
3 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 16.1
4 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 15.8
5 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 15.7
6 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 15.7
7 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 15.4
8 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 14.4
9 Corbin, Patrick 3027 sp pi dc nl 13.4
10 Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840 pi sp cin nl 13.4
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Bumgarner earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.0 for the season, 42nd among all players and 20th among National League pitchers.

Bumgarner also now has 122.4 career Box-Toppers points, 44th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 43rd-ranked player, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (123.9). Bumgarner ranks 15th among active players in career points.

American League Player of the Day—Kyle Seager of the Mariners hit three home runs, including a three-run shot, while going 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in six runs, in the 11-6 win over the Tigers.

National League Batter of the Day—Nick Ahmed of the Diamondbacks homered, tripled and went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 9-3 win over the Rockies.

This is Ahmed’s second straight day earning Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. He was also NL Player of the Day Monday in the 8-6 win over the Rockies (HR 2B 2-4 R 4BI). Ahmed has 4.2 Box-Toppers points for the season, 32nd among NL batters, earning 3.2 of the points in the past two days—1.7 for being NL Player of the Day Monday and 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day Tuesday.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Kyle Seager.

Notable—Yankees pitcher Domingo German has the most 2019 Box-Toppers points among the 16 who earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

German (7IP 5H 2R BB 7K W in the 8-3 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.0 for the season, 30th among all players and 13th among AL pitchers.

Scoring—Bumgarner earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Seager earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Ahmed earns 1.5 points for being NL 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)

8/13 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +12.0 SF 3, OAK 2 Madison Bumgarner (W, 8‑7) 7.0 2 1 1 0 9
+10.0 STL 2, KC 0 Jack Flaherty (W, 6‑6) 7.0 3 0 0 1 7
AL +8.0 SEA 11, DET 6 Kyle Seager 3B 4 3 3 6
+7.0 CHW 4, HOU 1 Ivan Nova (W, 8‑9) 9.0 4 1 0 0 3
+5.1 TB 7, SD 5 Emilio Pagan (S, 13) 1.1 0 0 0 0 4
+4.2 LAD 15, MIA 1 Dustin May (W, 1‑1) 5.2 3 1 1 1 5
+4.0 BOS 7, CLE 6 (F/10) Rafael Devers 3B 6 1 6 3
+4.0 NYY 8, BAL 3 Domingo German (W, 16‑2) 7.0 5 2 2 1 7
BAT +3.0 ARI 9, COL 3 Nick Ahmed SS 4 1 3 3
+3.0 PIT 10, LAA 7 Bryan Reynolds LF 4 3 3 1
+3.0 MIN 7, MIL 5 Marwin Gonzalez RF 4 2 2 3
+3.0 PHI 4, CHC 2 J.T. Realmuto C 3 2 2 2
+3.0 TOR 3, TEX 0 Thomas Pannone (W, 3‑5) 4.0 2 0 0 2 3
+3.0 ATL 5, NYM 3 Mark Melancon (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+1.0 WSH 3, CIN 1 Brian Dozier 2B 2 1 1 1
0.0 HOU 6, CHW 2 Jose Altuve 2B 4 1 2 1
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 +/‑
German, Domingo 3957 pi sp nyy al 9.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 +1.0
Bumgarner, Madison 2753 pi sp sf nl 8.0 14.7 69.3 122.4 +1.3
Devers, Rafael 4038 3b bos al 8.0 10.5 10.5 10.5 +5.5
Flaherty, Jack 3971 pi sp stl nl 7.7 20.8 20.8 20.8 -5.4
Realmuto, J.T. 3491 ca 1b phi nl 6.0 11.5 26.0 26.0 +0.5
Ahmed, Nick 3520 ss ari nl 4.2 9.7 13.2 13.2 -1.3
Nova, Ivan 2796 pi sp chi al 4.0 8.7 24.7 46.8 -0.7
Seager, Kyle 3031 3b sea al 3.2 7.2 31.7 37.7 -0.8
Gonzalez, Marwin 3078 rf dh min al 3.0 5.0 13.7 17.2 +1.0
Melancon, Mark 2792 pi mr cp sf nl 3.0 3.0 21.0 28.0 +3.0
Reynolds, Bryan 4169 lf rf pit nl 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +3.0
Altuve, Jose 3007 2b hou al 2.5 6.0 31.5 37.5 -1.0
Pannone, Thomas 4051 pi mr sp tor al 2.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.0
Pagan, Emilio 3876 pi mr cp tb al 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 +2.0
May, Dustin 4214 pi sp lad nl 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Dozier, Brian 3219 2b dc nl 1.0 3.5 21.2 22.7 -1.5
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