Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner is Monday's Player of the Day. Cashner pitched a one-hit, complete game shutout, striking out seven in the 2-0 win over the Pirates. He gave up the one hit in the seventh inning.
White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson is American League Player of the Day. Johnson pitched six shutout innings and struck out eight in the 12-1 win over the Twins. This was Johnson's Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,284th player to make his Box-Toppers debut since record keeping began in 1995.
Caleb Gindl of the Brewers is National League Batter of the Day. Gindl homered, drove in three runs, scored three runs and went 3-for-3 in the 6-1 win over the Cubs. This was Gindl's Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,285th player to make his Box-Toppers debut since record keeping began in 1995.
No American League batters earned Player of the Game honors Monday, so there is no AL Batter of the Day.
Notable: Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee rises to 20th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Lee (8IP 14K W in 12-2 win vs. Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.4 for the season.
Coming Tuesday: Two of Box-Toppers top 10 pitchers face off. Zack Greinke of the Dodgers faces Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks. Greinke has 18.4 Box-Toppers points and is in third place in Box-Toppers standings (see the top 10 list on the home page), while Corbin has 17.4 and is in fifth. Both trail points leader Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez (19.0) and either could pass him to take the points lead after Tuesday's game.
Cashner receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Johnson receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Gindl receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.
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||15.0||Padres||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Andrew Cashner (W, 10-8)||9.0||1||0||0||0||7|
|10.0||Phillies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Cliff Lee (W, 14-6)||8.0||8||2||2||0||14|
|AL||8.0||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Erik Johnson (W, 1-2)||6.0||4||0||0||2||8|
|7.0||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Alex Cobb (W, 9-3)||8.0||6||2||2||1||10|
|7.0||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Rick Porcello (W, 13-8)||6.0||5||1||1||2||10|
|BAT||6.0||Brewers||Caleb Gindl LF||3||3||3||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|6.0||Royals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||James Shields (W, 12-9)||6.0||6||1||1||2||10|
|4.0||Angels||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||C.J. Wilson (W, 17-6)||7.0||4||1||1||3||6|
|4.0||Reds||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Johnny Cueto (W, 5-2)||5.0||5||0||0||1||5|
|2.0||Rockies||Charlie Blackmon CF, LF||4||1||3||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.1||Diamondbacks||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Trevor Cahill (W, 7-10)||5.1||2||1||1||4||4|