Lonnie Chisenhall of the Indians is Monday’s Player of the Day. Chisenhall hit three home runs, went 5-for-5 and drove in nine runs in the 17-7 win over the Rangers.
Chisenhall became the fourth player in the past 100 years to have three homers, nine RBIs and five hits in a single game—and the only one to do that without recording an out, according to MLB.com. The others in the group include Boston’s Fred Lynn (1975), Brooklyn’s Gil Hodges (1950) and Cincinnati’s Walker Cooper (1949).
Scott Van Slyke of the Dodgers is National League Player of the Day. Van Slyke hit two homers, including a three-run shot, and went 3-for-3 in the 6-2 win over the Reds.
Notable: Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg rose to 11th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Strasburg (6IP 1R 7K W in the 9-2 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.0 for the season, matching his total from 2013. He is in sixth place among NL pitchers in Box-Toppers points.
Chisenhall receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Van Slyke receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Since batters had higher Box-Toppers game scores in both leagues, no pitchers earned Box-Toppers bonus points Monday.
All of Monday’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
|MLB||12.0||Indians||Lonnie Chisenhall 3B||5||3||5||9||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|8.0||Orioles||Bud Norris (W, 5-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||3||6|
|NL||7.0||Dodgers||Scott Van Slyke CF||3||3||3||4||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||0||7|
|6.0||Pirates||Charlie Morton (W, 3-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||7|
|5.0||Angels||Garrett Richards (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||4|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Edwin Encarnacion 1B||3||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||Braves||Gavin Floyd (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||3||1||1||3||4|
|2.0||`Mariners||Danny Farquhar (H, 5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||1||2|
|1.0||White Sox||Jose Abreu 1B||4||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Astros||Jarred Cosart (W, 5-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||3||3||2||8|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.