Mariners pitcher Chris Young is Monday’s Player of the Day. Young pitched six scoreless innings and struck out six in the 5-1 win over the Padres.
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is National League Player of the Day. Ryu allowed one run over six innings and struck out six in the 6-1 win over the Rockies. Ryu earned 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 6.7 for the season. He is in 25th place among all players in Box-Toppers points and 12th among NL pitchers.
Ryu and Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels (Player of the Game in the win against the Braves) had identical Box-Toppers game scores of 6.0, but Ryu earned NL Player of the Day because he earned the win and Hamels picked up a no-decision.
Robinson Chirinos of the Rangers is American League Batter of the Day. Chirinos homered and went 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs in the 14-8 win over the Athletics.
Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers is NL Batter of the Day. Ramirez doubled and went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in the 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Young receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Ryu receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Chirinos and Ramirez each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Monday’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 Monday, 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||7.0||Mariners||Chris Young (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||1||6|
|6.0||Red Sox||Rubby De La Rosa (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||3||3|
|NL||6.0||Dodgers||Hyun-Jin Ryu (W, 8-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||6|
|4.1||Indians||Carlos Carrasco (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.1||1||0||0||1||4|
|BAT||3.0||Rangers||Robinson Chirinos C||5||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Omar Infante 2B||5||2||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Brewers||Aramis Ramirez 3B||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rays||Jerry Sands PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cardinals||Allen Craig RF||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Cubs||Starlin Castro SS||6||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.