Mets' Colon, Mariners' Fernandez top players for Wednesday, May 28

Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon is Wednesday’s Player of the Day. Colon pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 5-0 win over the Pirates.

Colon earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 128.4 for his career, moving him into 24th place on Box-Toppers “all-time” list (record keeping began in 1995). He is just ahead of Vladimir Guerrero (128.3 Box-Toppers points).

Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is American League Player of the Day. Hernandez gave up one run over 8 2/3 innings and struck out nine in the 3-1 win over the Angels.

Hernandez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 7.1 for the season, moving into eighth place on Box-Toppers season player rankings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page). He is in third place among AL pitchers.

Hernandez also has 129.6 Box-Toppers points for his career, in 21st place on the “all-time” list (record keeping began in 1995), moving past Trevor Hoffman (129.4) and David Ortiz (128.9).

A.J. Pollock of the Diamondbacks is National League Batter of the Day. Pollock doubled twice, went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in the 12-6 win over the Padres.

Chris Carter of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Carter hit two homers and drove in four runs in the 9-3 win over the Royals.

Notable: Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir rose to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday (see the updated top 10 list on the home page). Kazmir (CG 1R 8K W in the 3-1 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 6.7 for the season. He is in fourth place among AL pitchers.

Colon receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hernandez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Pollock and Carter each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Wednesday’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

MLB10.1MetsBartolo Colon (W, 4-5)------7.150019
AL9.2MarinersFelix Hernandez (W, 7-1)------8.241129
9.0AthleticsScott Kazmir (W, 6-2)------9.061108
7.1Red SoxJohn Lackey (W, 6-3)------6.180009
6.0`GiantsTim Lincecum------5.000045
5.1`White SoxHector Noesi------7.151105
BAT4.0DbacksA.J. Pollock CF433200------
BAT4.0AstrosChris Carter DH422411------
4.0BrewersKhris Davis LF322310------
4.0`Blue JaysLiam Hendriks------6.032205
4.0`RangersJoe Saunders------5.050026
3.0YankeesJacoby Ellsbury CF523300------
3.0PhilliesRyan Howard 1B412411------
3.0RedsHomer Bailey (W, 5-3)------7.052216
2.0MarlinsCasey McGehee 3B524100------

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