Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is Thursday’s Player of the Day. Wheeler pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits and striking out eight, in the 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Rays pitcher Chris Archer is American League Player of the Day. Archer pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out eight, in the 5-0 win over the Astros.
Pitchers earned Player of the Game honors in all 12 games played Thursday. No batters earned National League or American League Batter of the Day honors Thursday because no batters earned Player of the Game honors.
Notable: Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir rises to eighth place in season Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday (see the updated top 10 player list on the home page). Kazmir (7IP 8K W in the 4-2 win over the Red Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.7 for the season. He ranks third among AL pitchers.
Wheeler receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Archer receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day.
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||13.0||Mets||Zack Wheeler (W, 3-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||1||8|
|AL||9.2||Rays||Chris Archer (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||3||0||0||2||8|
|9.0||Braves||Gavin Floyd (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||6|
|7.0||Athletics||Scott Kazmir (W, 9-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||0||8|
|6.0||Padres||Jesse Hahn (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||0||2||7|
|4.2||Phillies||David Buchanan (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||4||1||1||1||4|
|4.0||Brewers||Yovani Gallardo (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||4|
|4.0||Tigers||Joe Nathan (S, 14)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||Yankees||David Phelps (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||2||2||2||7|
|2.0||Pirates||Justin Wilson (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.