Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter is Thursday’s Player of the Day. Collmenter pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout, facing the minimum 27 batters, in the 4-0 win over the Reds.
Astros pitcher Brad Peacock is American League Player of the Day. Peacock struck out eight over six innings in the 3-1 win over the Orioles. Peacock did not earn the win because he left with the game tied, 1-1.
Erick Aybar of the Angels is AL Batter of the Day. Aybar hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-5 in the 7-5 win over the Mariners.
Michael Morse of the Giants is National League Batter of the Day. Morse homered and hit a two-run, go-ahead double in the 6-5 win over the Giants. Morse earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.5 for the season. He is in 24th among all players in Box-Toppers rankings and third place among NL batters.
Notable: Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers rose to 12th place in Box-Toppers player rankings—and maintained his spot as top AL batter—after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday. Cabrera (1-3 2RBI in the 5-4 win over the Athletics) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.5 for the season.
Collmenter receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Peacock receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Aybar and Morse 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
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.