Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is Monday's Player of the Day. Holland pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out nine, in the 12-0 win over the Astros.
Holland earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.7 for the season, putting him in 36th place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada is National League Player of the Day. Estrada pitched seven shutout innings, giving up only two hits, in the 5-0 win over the Braves.
Nick Hundley of the Padres is NL Batter of the Day. Hundley hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4 in the 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks.
Jed Lowrie of the Athletics is American League Batter of the Day. Lowrie hit a three-run homer in the 10-5 win over the Angels.
Notable: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright had a chance to retake the lead in Box-Toppers player rankings in his start against the Nationals Monday, but did not score any Box-Toppers points. Though Wainwright earned the win in the 4-3 victory, he gave up seven hits and three runs over seven innings and his Box-Toppers game score was -1.0. Closing pitcher Trevor Rosenthal was the Cardinals Player of the Game with a Box-Toppers game score of 1.2.
Wainwright is still in third place in Box-Toppers player rankings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page) with 19.2 points. He trails overall leader, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who has 20.7. Wainwright has one last chance to catch or pass Kershaw in his scheduled start on the final day of the regular season Sunday against the Cubs. (Kershaw has his final regular season scheduled start Friday against the Rockies.)
Holland receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Estrada receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Hundley and Lowrie 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||11.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Derek Holland (W, 10-9)||9.0||6||0||0||1||9|
|NL||8.0||Brewers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Marco Estrada (W, 7-4)||7.0||2||0||0||3||6|
|7.2||Marlins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Nathan Eovaldi (W, 4-6)||7.2||3||0||0||2||5|
|3.1||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jose Quintana (W, 9-6)||7.1||5||2||2||1||6|
|BAT||2.0||Padres||Nick Hundley C||4||1||2||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||2.0||Athletics||Jed Lowrie DH||4||2||1||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Rays||James Loney PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.2||Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Trevor Rosenthal (S, 1)||0.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Twins||Ryan Doumit PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.