Padres’ Dinelson Lamet tops players for Tuesday, Aug. 6; Royals’ Soler tops AL players

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Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet is Tuesday’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 Aug. 6.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 20.8
2 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 17.1
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 15.8
4 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 15.7
5 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 15.7
6 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 15.1
7 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 14.4
8 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 13.7
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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Lamet struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and four walks, in the 9-4 win over the Mariners.

Lamet earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first points of the season and ranks 356th among all players, 98th among National League pitchers. It is the first time in nearly two years Lamet has earned Box-Toppers points. He last earned points when he was Player of the Game on Aug. 15, 2017. Lamet missed the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

American League Player of the Day—Jorge Soler of the Royals hit two home runs and went 2-for-2, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 6-2 win over the Red Sox.

National League Batter of the Day—Freddie Freeman of the Braves hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 12-7 win over the Twins.

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 Jorge Soler.

Notable—Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw now has 224.5 career Box-Toppers points, extending his lead among active players in career points, after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Kershaw (7IP 4H R BB 9K W in the 3-1 win over the Cardinals) ranks third in career points among all players since 1995, behind Pedro Martinez (244.8). (It should be noted Martinez would have an estimated 270 points if his entire career from 1992 were tracked.) Kershaw leads active players in career points, ahead of second-place player, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (203.4).

Kershaw now has 9.7 Box-Toppers points for the season, most among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday. Kershaw ranks 23rd in Box-Toppers season player rankings, 12th among NL pitchers.

Scoring—Lamet earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Soler earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Freeman 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)

8/6 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +13.0 SD 9, SEA 4 Dinelson Lamet (W, 1‑2) 7.0 2 0 0 4 12
+9.0 LAD 3, STL 1 Clayton Kershaw (W, 11‑2) 7.0 4 1 1 1 9
AL +6.0 KC 6, BOS 2 Jorge Soler DH 2 2 2 4
+5.0 HOU 11, COL 6 Yuli Gurriel 1B 3 3 2 3
BAT +4.0 ATL 12, MIN 7 Freddie Freeman 1B 5 2 3 4
+4.0 ARI 8, PHI 4 Eduardo Escobar 2B‑3B 3 2 2 3
+4.0 CIN 8, LAA 4 Tucker Barnhart C 3 3 2 2
+4.0 NYM 5, MIA 0 Zack Wheeler (W, 9‑6) 8.0 8 0 0 1 5
+3.0 NYY 9, BAL 4 Austin Romine C 5 2 3 3
+3.0 OAK 11, CHC 4 Stephen Piscotty RF 5 2 2 4
+3.0 CHW 5, DET 3 Jose Abreu 1B 4 1 3 3
+3.0 WSH 5, SF 3 Kurt Suzuki C 4 1 3 3
+3.0 DET 10, CHW 6 Jordy Mercer SS 3 1 2 3
+3.0 `TB 7, TOR 6 (F/10) Nick Anderson 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+1.0 MIL 4, PIT 3 Yasmani Grandal 1B 3 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 +/‑
Kershaw, Clayton 2494 pi sp lad nl 9.7 17.7 122.4 224.5 +1.7
Wheeler, Zack 3204 pi sp nym nl 8.0 18.7 27.4 31.4 -2.7
Escobar, Eduardo 3135 3b 2b ari nl 8.0 12.5 26.9 27.9 +3.5
Abreu, Jose 3308 1b chi al 6.5 11.5 32.5 32.5 +1.5
Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 6.0 13.5 34.7 55.2 -1.5
Soler, Jorge 3403 dh rf kc al 5.7 7.2 13.9 13.9 +4.2
Piscotty, Stephen 3570 rf oak al 4.5 10.5 20.2 20.2 -1.5
Gurriel, Yuli 3796 3b 1b hou al 4.5 7.2 9.9 9.9 +1.8
Suzuki, Kurt 2344 ca dc nl 4.5 6.5 20.0 44.0 +2.5
Anderson, Nick 4145 pi mr cp tb al 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +3.0
Grandal, Yasmani 3058 ca 1b mil nl 2.0 6.5 21.2 25.2 -2.5
Lamet, Dinelson 3808 pi sp sd nl 2.0 2.0 8.7 8.7 +2.0
Barnhart, Tucker 3519 ca cin nl 2.0 2.0 6.5 6.5 +2.0
Mercer, Jordy 3206 ss det al 1.0 3.0 14.0 15.0 -1.0
Romine, Austin 3832 ca nyy al 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 +1.0
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