Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Tuesday’s Player of the Day, rises to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Kershaw pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out eight in the 2-0 win over the Royals. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.7 for the season, rising from sixth to second among all players (see the updated top 10 player list on the home page). He is also in second place among National League pitchers, behind overall Box-Toppers points leader Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals (13.0 points).
Kershaw and Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon had identical Box-Toppers game scores Tuesday of 9.0. However, Kershaw won Player of the Day honors on a tie-breaker—he allowed no runs, while Colon allowed one.
White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is American League Player of the Day. Quintana struck out eight over six innings, allowing one run, in the 4-2 win over the Orioles.
Justin Morneau of the Rockies is NL Batter of the Day. Morneau drove in six runs, while going 3-for-5 with a homer, in the 10-5 win over the Cardinals.
Dioner Navarro of the Blue Jays is AL Batter of the Day. Navarro hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4 in the 7-6 win over the Yankees.
Kershaw receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Quintana receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Morneau and Navarro each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Tuesday’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 Tuesday, 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||9.0||Dodgers||Clayton Kershaw (W, 8-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||0||0||1||8|
|9.0||Mets||Bartolo Colon (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||1||8|
|9.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||2||2||0||9|
|BAT||6.0||Rockies||Justin Morneau 1B||5||2||3||6||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Padres||Jesse Hahn (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||2||2||1||8|
|AL||4.0||White Sox||Jose Quintana (W, 4-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||3||8|
|4.0||Tigers||Drew Smyly (W, 4-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||0||1||5|
|BAT||3.0||Blue Jays||Dioner Navarro C||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Kyle Seager 3B||4||1||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Mike Trout CF||2||2||1||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Braves||Craig Kimbrel (S, 22)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Dbacks||Ender Inciarte CF||7||2||4||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Phillies||Marlon Byrd RF||4||2||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Pirates||Russell Martin C||4||1||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.