Mariners' Roenis Elias (7IP 10K) tops players for Thursday, May 1

Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias is Thursday’s Player of the Day. Elias struck out 10 over seven innings in the 4-2 win over the Yankees.

Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio is National League Player of the Day. Nicasio pitched seven scoreless innings in the 7-4 win over the Mets.

Sean Rodriguez of the Rays is American League Batter of the Day. Rodriguez homered, doubled and went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in the 6-5 win over the Red Sox.

Bryan Pena of the Reds is NL Batter of the Day. Pena hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 8-3 win over the Brewers.

Elias receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Nicasio receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Rodriguez and Pena each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Thursday’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

MLB6.0MarinersRoenis Elias (W, 2-2)------7.0621210
NL5.0RockiesJuan Nicasio (W, 3-1)------7.030012
BAT4.0RaysSean Rodriguez LF, 2B433201------
3.2DodgersChris Perez (S, 1)------1.200002
3.1Blue JaysAaron Loup (S, 1)------2.100001
BAT3.0RedsBrayan Pena PH111200------
3.0DodgersJamey Wright (W, 2-1)------3.010012
3.0MarlinsMike Dunn (W, 3-3)------1.000002
2.2`OriolesDarren O`Day------1.200012
2.0RaysDavid DeJesus DH211210------
1.1OriolesTommy Hunter (S, 7)------0.100001

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.