Pirates' Liriano tops players for Monday, Aug. 19; Marlins' Fernandez rises to 3rd in Box-Toppers player rankings

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Monday, Aug. 19:

Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano, Tuesday's Player of the Day, rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers player standings, while Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez rises to third. 

Liriano pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 13 in the 3-1 win over the Padres. Liriano earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 14.7 for the season.

Fernandez rose from eighth to third place in Box-Toppers player season standings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Fernandez (6IP 8K W in the 6-2 win vs. the Dodgers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 16.0 for the season. The rookie pitcher, now Box-Toppers top contender for rookie of the year, has earned 10.0 of his 16.0 points since July 1. 

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee is National League Player of the Day. Gee struck out nine over 7 2/3 innings in the 6-1 win over the Twins. 

Nate Schierholtz of the Cubs is NL Batter of the Day. Schierholtz hit two home runs, drove in six runs and went 3-for-4 in the 11-1 win over the Nationals.

A.J. Pierzynski of the Rangers is American League Batter of the Day. Pierzynski homered, drove in five runs and went 4-for-5 in the 16-5 win over the Astros. 

Liriano receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Gee receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Schierholtz and Pierzynski 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

MLB14.0Pirates 0000000  Francisco Liriano (W, 14-5)7.0400213
NL8.2Mets 0000000  Dillon Gee (W, 9-8)7.261019
BAT7.0Cubs Nate Schierholtz RF423600  00.000000
 7.0Athletics 0000000  Jarrod Parker (W, 9-6)9.081108
BAT6.0Rangers A.J. Pierzynski C524501  00.000000
 4.0Marlins 0000000  Jose Fernandez (W, 9-5)6.042138
 3.1Red Sox 0000000  Jon Lester (W, 11-7)8.160023
 2.1Phillies 0000000  Ethan Martin (W, 2-2)6.142226
 2.1Indians 0000000  Zach McAllister (W, 6-7)6.151125
 2.0Rays Matt Joyce LF312200  00.000000
 2.0Cardinals David Freese PH101200  00.000000
 1.0Reds Brandon Phillips 2B423001  00.000000