Rays pitcher David Price is Tuesday’s Player of the Day. Price pitched a complete game, giving up one run and striking out 12, in the 2-1 win over the Mariners.
Price earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 points for the season and is in 16th place in Box-Toppers player rankings for 2014.
Braves pitcher Mike Minor is National League Player of the Day. Minor pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six in the 5-0 win over the Giants.
Curtis Granderson of the Mets is National League Batter of the Day. Granderson hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3 in the 12-7 win over the Yankees.
Chris Parmelee of the Twins is AL Batter of the Day. Parmelee hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the 8-6 win over the Red Sox. Parmelee went 3-for-4 in the game.
Notable: Greg Garcia of the Cardinals earned Player of the Game honors with an extra-inning, walk-off, pinch-hit hit-by-pitch in his only plate appearance. The Cardinals beat the Cubs 4-3 in 12 innings. Garcia was hit on a 1-2 pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run, giving him a Box-Toppers game score of +1.0, enough to be the top player on the winning team.
Price receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Minor receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Granderson and Parmelee each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Tuesday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.