Diamondbacks’ Zac Gallen tops players for Wednesday, Sept. 4; Red Sox’ Betts tops AL players

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Diamondbacks pitcher Zac Gallen is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Gallen struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Padres.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of Sept. 4.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 24.2
2 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 23.8
3 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 18.7
4 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 16.8
5 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 16.7
6 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 16.1
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 14.4
10 Buehler, Walker 3943 pi sp lad nl 14.4
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Gallen, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.7 for the season, 139th among all players and 52nd among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Mookie Betts of the Red Sox hit two home runs, including a three-run shot, going 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 6-2 win over the Twins.

Betts earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 8.7 for the season, most among the 11 who earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday. He ranks 49th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, sixth among AL batters.

National League Batter of the Day—Joc Pederson of the Dodgers homered twice and went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 7-3 win over the Rockies.

This is the second time in three days Pederson has earned NL Batter of the Day honors. He also did it Monday (2HR 2B 3-3 3R 5BI in the 16-9 win over the Rockies). Pederson earned 1.5 Box-Toppers points each time he earned NL Batter of the Day honors and has 4.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, 47th among NL batters.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Wednesday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Mookie Betts.

Scoring—Gallen earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Betts earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Pederson earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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)

9/4 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +13.0 ARI 4, SD 1 Zac Gallen (W, 3‑4) 7.0 1 0 0 1 8
AL +6.0 BOS 6, MIN 2 Mookie Betts RF 5 2 4 5
+5.2 OAK 4, LAA 0 Tanner Roark (W, 9‑8) 6.2 5 0 0 2 6
BAT +5.0 LAD 7, COL 3 Joc Pederson RF 3 3 2 3
+4.0 NYM 8, WSH 4 Robinson Cano 2B 3 2 3 2
+4.0 CLE 8, CHW 6 Franmil Reyes DH 3 3 2 2
+4.0 NYY 4, TEX 1 Luis Cessa (W, 2‑1) 3.0 2 0 0 0 3
+3.0 SF 9, STL 8 Kevin Pillar CF 5 1 4 3
+3.0 CIN 8, PHI 5 Joey Votto 1B 4 2 3 2
+2.0 KC 5, DET 4 Alex Gordon LF 3 1 3 1
+2.0 PIT 6, MIA 5 Elias Diaz C 1 1 1 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 +/‑
Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 8.7 19.6 36.8 36.8 -2.2
Roark, Tanner 3261 pi sp oak al 7.7 11.7 42.4 47.4 +3.7
Gallen, Zac 4171 pi sp ari nl 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 +5.7
Reyes, Franmil 4036 rf cle al 5.0 7.7 7.7 7.7 +2.3
Pillar, Kevin 3486 cf sf nl 4.5 6.5 14.0 14.0 +2.5
Pederson, Joc 3621 lf lad nl 4.0 9.0 14.0 14.0 -1.0
Gordon, Alex 2328 lf kc al 3.5 4.5 14.5 37.0 +2.5
Votto, Joey 2366 1b cin nl 3.5 3.5 23.0 71.7 +3.5
Cano, Robinson 2092 2b nym nl 2.0 6.0 31.0 85.4 -2.0
Cessa, Luis 3703 pi mr nyy al 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 +2.0
Diaz, Elias 3813 ca pit nl 1.0 2.0 3.5 3.5 0.0
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