Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is Thursday’s Player of the Day and rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Scherzer pitched a complete game shutout and struck out eight in the 4-0 win over the White Sox. Scherzer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season. He rises to fifth place among all players in Box-Toppers points this season (see the updated top 10 player list on the home page) and second place among American League pitchers, behind only Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees (11.7).
Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is National League Player of the Day. Chacin pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up only two hits, in the 10-3 win over the Braves.
John Mayberry of the Phillies is NL Batter of the Day. Mayberry hit a three-run homer, doubled and went 3-for-4 in the 7-3 win over the Padres.
Delmon Young of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Young hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 in the 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Scherzer receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Chacin receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Mayberry and Young 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 watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Thursday, click here.
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||11.0||Tigers||Max Scherzer (W, 8-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||3||8|
|NL||8.0||Rockies||Jhoulys Chacin (W, 1-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||5|
|4.2||Yankees||Chase Whitley (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||2||2||0||6|
|4.0||Reds||Alfredo Simon (W, 9-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||1||1||0||5|
|BAT||3.0||Phillies||John Mayberry 1B||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Giants||Tim Hudson (W, 7-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||0||2||5|
|3.0||Pirates||Edinson Volquez (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||0||0||2||5|
|2.0||Red Sox||Koji Uehara (S, 14)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|BAT||1.0||Orioles||Delmon Young DH||4||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.