Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is Wednesday's Player of the Day, even though he did not pitch on Wednesday and even though he did not pick up an official win in the 1-0 win over the Phillies.
On Tuesday, Bailey pitched eight innings, struck out 10 and gave up two hits, no runs and no walks in the game that was suspended at 0-0 in the ninth inning. Since the game was tied when Bailey left the mound, he was not eligible for the win. And since Box-Toppers stats are counted for the day the game concludes, Bailey (though he pitched Tuesday) is Wednesday's top player. The game took nine minutes to finish Wednesday, with Jay Bruce's RBI single.
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is American League Player of the Day. Scherzer struck out 12 over eight innings in the 2-1 win over the Mariners. Scherzer, like Bailey, was named Player of the Game even though he did pick not up an official win or save. When he left, the game was tied 1-1. The Tigers scored in the top of the 14th inning to win.
James Loney of the Rays is AL Batter of the Day. Loney went 3-for-3 in the 6-2 win over Baltimore.
Kurt Suzuki of the Nationals is NL Batter of the Day. Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a homer in the 6-1 win over the Marlins.
Bailey receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Scherzer receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Loney receives 1.5 points for AL Batter of the Day. Suzuki receives 1.5 points for NL Batter of the Day.
All of Wednesday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive one Box-Toppers point:
|14.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||A.J. Burnett (W, 1-2)||7.0||1||0||0||0||8|
|11.0||Reds||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Mike Leake (W, 1-0)||7.0||3||0||0||0||7|
|9.0||Royals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Wade Davis (W, 2-0)||7.0||5||0||0||0||7|
|6.2||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jose Quintana (W, 1-0)||6.2||5||0||0||2||7|
|6.0||`Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Junichi Tazawa (H, 3)||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||4.0||Rays||James Loney 1B||3||1||3||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||3.0||Nationals||Kurt Suzuki C||3||2||2||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Bartolo Colon (W, 2-0)||6.0||4||1||1||0||3|
|2.0||Padres||Everth Cabrera SS||4||2||3||1||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Brewers||Yuniesky Betancourt 1B||2||1||1||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Yankees||Travis Hafner PH, DH||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.