Rays' Matt Moore, Reds' Bronson Arroyo top players for Monday, July 22

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Rays pitcher Matt Moore is Monday's Player of the Day and rises to second place among players in Box-Toppers points for the season.

Moore pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout in the 3-0 win over the Red Sox. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 15.1 for the season, putting him just behind Box-Toppers points leader, Indians pitcher Justin Masterson (15.4). (See the updated Top 10 list on the home page).

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo is National League Player of the Day. Arroyo pitched a complete game shutout, striking out six, in the 11-0 win over the Giants. 

A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers is National League Batter of the Day. Ellis homered, drove in five runs and went 4-for-6 in the 14-5 win over the Blue Jays (in what Box-Toppers saw pre-seasonally as a "World Series preview"). 

J.J. Hardy of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Hardy homered, drove in three runs and went 3-for-5 in the 9-2 win over the Royals.

Notables: Two others named their game's top player Monday have 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points for the season:

  • Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was a Player of the Game (6.1IP 2H 0R in the 3-0 win vs. the Yankees), earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season. He is in 11th place among players.
  • Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer was a Player of the Game (8IP 2R in the 7-3 win vs. the White Sox), earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season. He is in 13th place among players and is the 20th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.

Moore receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Arroyo receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ellis and Hardy each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Monday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.

Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score

MLB10.0Rays 0000000  Matt Moore (W, 14-3)9.020014
NL8.0Reds 0000000  Bronson Arroyo (W, 9-7)9.070006
 6.1Rangers 0000000  Yu Darvish (W, 9-4)6.120024
BAT6.0Dodgers A.J. Ellis C634500  00.000000
 5.0Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 14-1)8.042205
 4.0Marlins 0000000  Tom Koehler (W, 2-5)7.081107
 4.0`Braves 0000000  Julio Teheran 6.041126
 3.0Cubs Junior Lake CF514300  00.000000
BAT3.0Orioles J.J. Hardy SS523300  00.000000
 3.0Pirates Andrew McCutchen CF522401  00.000000
 3.0Athletics 0000000  Ryan Cook (W, 3-2)1.000002
 2.0Padres Jesus Guzman 1B412300  00.000000
 2.0TwinsClete Thomas LF422201  00.000000
 2.0Mariners 0000000  Aaron Harang (W, 5-8)7.041112

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.