Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is Sunday’s Player of the Day, while Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes the lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Hernandez pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out nine in the 3-0 win over the Indians. Hernandez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.8 for the season, moving up to seventh place in Box-Toppers player rankings. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) He is in third place in Box-Toppers points among American League pitchers.
Kershaw rose to the top of Box-Toppers player rankings for the season after earning National League Player of the Day honors. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 13 in the 6-0 win over the Cardinals. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 14.4 for the season. He passes previous leader, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (13.0 Box-Toppers points), who had led since June 21.
Kershaw was last year’s overall leader with 21.7 Box-Toppers points. Hernandez and Kershaw had identical Box-Toppers game scores of 13.0 on Sunday, but Hernandez was given the edge as Player of the Day because he had more innings pitched—eight vs. seven.
Matt Joyce of the Rays is AL Batter of the Day. Joyce homered twice and went 5-for-6, driving in four runs, in the 12-7 win over the Orioles.
Corey Dickerson of the Rockies is NL Batter of the Day. Dickerson went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs in the 10-4 win over the Brewers.
Hernandez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Kershaw receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Joyce and Dickerson each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Sunday’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 Sunday, 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||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W, 10-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||0||0||3||9|
|NL||13.0||Dodgers||Clayton Kershaw (W, 9-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||2||13|
|12.0||Reds||Homer Bailey (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||1||7|
|9.0||White Sox||Jose Quintana (W, 5-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||7|
|BAT||6.0||Rays||Matt Joyce LF, RF||6||3||5||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Red Sox||Dustin Pedroia 2B||3||1||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Pirates||Edinson Volquez (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||8||0||0||1||7|
|4.0||Twins||Glen Perkins (S, 20)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.1||Astros||Tony Sipp (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Royals||Greg Holland (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.1||Athletics||Ryan Cook (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Rockies||Corey Dickerson LF||4||2||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Huston Street (S, 21)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|0.0||Braves||Tommy LaStella 2B||3||2||1||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|