Indians pitcher Justin Masterson is Monday’s Player of the Day. Masterson pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 10 in the 3-2 win over the Red Sox.
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is National League Player of the Day. Kershaw struck out nine over eight innings in the 5-2 win over the White Sox. Kershaw rises to 15th place in Box-Toppers player rankings—he earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 6.7 for the season. He ranks eighth among NL pitchers.
Kyle Seager of the Mariners is American League Batter of the Day. Seager hit a three-run homer, two triples and a double in the 10-2 win over the Yankees.
Jordy Mercer of the Pirates is NL Batter of the Day. Mercer homered, went 4-for-5, scored four times and drove in two runs in the 10-3 win over the Padres.
Masterson receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Kershaw receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Seager and Mercer 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 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||10.0||Indians||Justin Masterson (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||4||10|
|NL||9.0||Dodgers||Clayton Kershaw (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||2||2||0||9|
|9.0||Royals||Danny Duffy (W, 3-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||1||5|
|7.0||Marlins||Randy Wolf (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|6.1||Brewers||Matt Garza (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||0||0||2||8|
|BAT||5.0||Mariners||Kyle Seager 3B||5||3||4||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Pirates||Jordy Mercer SS||5||4||4||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Mets||Wilmer Flores SS||5||1||2||6||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|