Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez is Monday's Player of the Day, while White Sox pitcher Chris Sale rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Gonzalez pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout, striking out nine, in the 9-0 win over the Mets. He did not give up the hit until the seventh inning. Gonzalez rises to 21st place among players in Box-Toppers points. He receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.7 for the season.
Sale, who rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season (see the updated top 10 list on the home page), is American League Player of the Day. Sale gave up one run and struck out eight over eight innings in the 5-1 win over the Tigers. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 16.1 for the season.
Jimmy Paredes of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Paredes went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs in the 6-4 win over the Mariners. This was Paredes' Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,278th player to debut on Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Angel Pagan of the Giants is National League Batter of the Day. Pagan went 3-for-5 in the 3-2, 10-inning win over the Rockies.
Notables: Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman rises to 24th place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season and Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez rises to 34th after both earned Player of the Game honors Monday:
- Tillman (7IP 9K W in 4-2 win vs. Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.7 for the season.
- Jimenez (7IP 0ER 10K W in 4-3 win vs. Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.8 for the season.
Gonzalez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Sale receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Paredes and Pagan 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
|MLB||14.0||Nationals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Gio Gonzalez (W, 10-6)||9.0||1||0||0||2||8|
|11.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Gerrit Cole (W, 7-7)||7.0||3||0||0||2||9|
|AL||9.0||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Chris Sale (W, 11-12)||8.0||4||1||1||1||8|
|9.0||Indians||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 11-9)||7.0||7||1||0||0||10|
|8.0||Orioles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Chris Tillman (W, 16-5)||7.0||4||2||2||0||9|
|8.0||Cubs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Travis Wood (W, 9-11)||7.0||6||0||0||0||7|
|7.2||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ricky Nolasco (W, 13-9)||6.2||3||1||0||1||6|
|3.0||Twins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Casey Fien (W, 4-2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Craig Kimbrel (S, 45)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||1.0||Astros||Jimmy Paredes RF||3||1||1||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||0.0||Giants||Angel Pagan CF||5||2||3||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|