Yankees' Ivan Nova tops players for Saturday, Aug. 3

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Saturday, Aug. 3:

Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova is Saturday's Player of the Day. Nova pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out eight, in the 3-0 win over the Padres.

Nationals pitcher Dan Haren is National League Player of the Day. Haren pitched seven shutout innings and struck out six in the 3-0 win over the Brewers. 

Michael Saunders of the Mariners is American League Batter of the Day. Saunders homered twice and drove in five runs in the 8-4 win over the Orioles. 

Devin Mesoraco of the Reds is NL Batter of the Day. Mesoraco homered twice and drove in three runs in the 8-3 win over the Cardinals. 

Notables:  Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer rose to 11th place in player Box-Toppers points for the season and Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano rose to 15th place as both players were top player in their games Saturday:

  • Scherzer (7.2 IP 0R 6K W in 3-0 win vs. the White Sox) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.7 for the season.
  • Liriano (7IP 0R 6K W in 5-2 win vs. the Rockies) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.7 for the season.

Nova receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Haren receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Saunders and Mesoraco each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Saturday'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


MLB10.0Yankees 0000000  Ivan Nova (W, 5-4)7.040018
 8.0`Royals 0000000  Bruce Chen 6.041108
 7.2Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 16-1)7.230036
 7.0`Rays 0000000  David Price 9.051105
NL7.0Nationals 0000000  Dan Haren (W, 6-11)7.040026
 7.0`Twins 0000000  Anthony Swarzak 3.000015
 6.0Pirates 0000000  Francisco Liriano (W, 12-4)7.020056
BAT5.0Mariners Michael Saunders CF422512  00.000000
 4.1Dodgers 0000000  Chris Capuano (W, 4-6)6.160015
 4.1`Indians 0000000  Zach McAllister 5.132217
 4.0Red Sox 0000000  Jake Peavy (W, 9-4)7.042227
BAT3.0Reds Devin Mesoraco C422300  00.000000
 3.0Athletics 0000000  Grant Balfour (S, 29)1.000002
 2.0Braves 0000000  Craig Kimbrel (S, 33)1.010002
 1.0Angels Howie Kendrick 2B413100  00.000000

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