Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi is Saturday’s Player of the Day, while Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright reclaims the top spot in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Odorizzi pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings and struck out 10 in the 8-0 win over the Astros.
Wainwright rose to first place in season Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday (see the updated top 10 player list on the home page). Wainwright (8IP 1R 7K W in the 4-1 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.0 for the season. He passes Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (12.7 Box-Toppers points), who only took the top spot from Wainwright on Tuesday. Wainwright previously held the top spot from May 25 to June 16.
Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett is National League Player of the Day. Beckett pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in the 4-2 win over the Padres.
Mark Reynolds of the Brewers is NL Batter of the Day. Reynolds doubled and went 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in two runs in the 9-4 win over the Rockies.
Dustin Ackley of the Mariners is American League Batter of the Day. Ackley hit the go-ahead ninth-inning single in the 2-1 win over the Royals.
Odorizzi receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Beckett receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Reynolds and Ackley each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Saturday’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 Saturday, 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||14.1||Rays||Jake Odorizzi (W, 3-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||1||0||0||2||10|
|NL||9.0||Dodgers||Josh Beckett (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||2||8|
|7.0||Cardinals||Adam Wainwright (W, 10-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||1||1||0||7|
|6.0||Reds||Mike Leake (W, 5-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||2||6|
|6.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 1-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||3||7|
|5.0||Nationals||Doug Fister (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||1||3|
|4.0||Pirates||Mark Melancon (S, 11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Brewers||Mark Reynolds 1B||3||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Bud Norris (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||2||4|
|1.0||Giants||Pablo Sandoval 3B||5||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||1.0||Mariners||Dustin Ackley PR, DH||1||0||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Twins||Joe Mauer DH||4||1||1||2||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.