Marlins' Fernandez, Tigers' Scherzer, top players for Saturday, Aug. 24, both rise into top 5 of Box-Toppers player rankings

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Saturday, Aug. 24:

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, Saturday's Player of the Day, rises to second in Box-Toppers player rankings, while Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, American League Player of the Day, rises to fifth. 

Fernandez pitched seven shutout innings, striking out eight, in the 3-0 win over the Rockies. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 18.0 for the season, rising from fourth to second in Box-Toppers season player standings. He trails overall leader, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (18.7 points), by only 0.7.

Scherzer pitched six shutout innings, striking out 11, in the 3-0 win over the Mets. Scherzer earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 15.4 for the season, rising to fifth place on Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. 

Jason Castro of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Castro hit two homers, drove in three runs and went 3-for-3 in the 8-5 win over the Blue Jays. 

Darwin Barney of the Cubs is National League Batter of the Day. Barney homered, drove in two runs and went 3-for-4 in the 3-2 win over the Padres.

Notables: Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller rises to 14th in Box-Toppers player rankings and Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann rises to 20th after both earned Player of the Game honors Saturday:

  • Miller (7IP 1R 6K W in the 6-2 win vs. the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.4 for the season.
  • Zimmermann (7.2IP 7K W in the 7-2 win vs. the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.7 for the season. 

Fernandez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Scherzer receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Castro and Barney 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


MLB11.0Marlins 0000000  Jose Fernandez (W, 10-5)7.040008
AL10.0Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 19-1)6.0300411
 8.0Cardinals 0000000  Shelby Miller (W, 12-8)7.031106
BAT6.0Astros Jason Castro C333310  00.000000
 4.1Red Sox 0000000  Jon Lester (W, 12-7)7.131146
 4.0Reds 0000000  Aroldis Chapman (S, 33)1.000003
BAT3.0Cubs Darwin Barney 2B423200  00.000000
 3.0Indians Jason Kipnis 2B322210  00.000000
 3.0Athletics 0000000  Jarrod Parker (W, 10-6)8.051135
 3.0Diamondbacks 0000000  Trevor Cahill (W, 5-10)4.020012
 2.0Rays Evan Longoria 3B413200  00.000000
 2.0White Sox 0000000  Nate Jones (W, 4-4)1.000001
 1.2Nationals 0000000  Jordan Zimmermann (W, 15-7)7.282217
 1.0Giants 0000000  Sergio Romo (S, 31)1.010001
 0.1Angels 0000000  Jason Vargas (W, 7-5)6.181115