Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez is Thursday's Player of the Day. Chavez pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings of closing, extra-innings relief in the 3-2, 18-inning win over the Yankees. Chavez gave up only one hit and struck out seven after appearing in the 13th inning.
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is National League Player of the Day. Wainwright pitched seven shutout innings in the 2-1 win over the Mets.
Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals is NL Batter of the Day. Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs in the 5-4 win over the Rockies.
Chavez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers
points for being Player of the Day. Wainwright receives 1.7 for NL Player of
the Day. Zimmerman receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day. No American League batter was Player of the Game Thursday, so no AL batter receives bonus points.
All of Thursday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||9.2||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jesse Chavez (W, 1-0)||5.2||1||0||0||2||7|
|NL||7.0||Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Adam Wainwright (W, 10-3)||7.0||4||0||0||2||6|
|5.2||Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Matt Cain (W, 5-3)||6.2||2||0||0||2||3|
|5.0||Phillies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Cliff Lee (W, 8-2)||7.0||3||2||2||1||6|
|5.0||Cubs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Hector Rondon (W, 1-0)||2.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|4.2||Royals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ervin Santana (W, 5-5)||7.2||5||1||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Nationals||Ryan Zimmerman 3B||4||2||2||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||`Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Steve Delabar (H, 3)||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.