Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison is Tuesday’s Player of the Day. Hutchison pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 5-3 win over the Tigers. Hutchison did not pick up the win because he left the game with the score tied 0-0.
Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez is National League Player of the Day. Alvarez pitched a complete game shutout in the 1-0 win over the Rays.
Brian Dozier of the Twins is American League Batter of the Day. Dozier homered, went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs in the 6-4 win over the Brewers.
Chris Owings of the Diamondbacks is NL Batter of the Day. Owings homered, tripled and doubled, driving in two runs, in the 4-2 win over the Rockies. This was Owings’ Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,347th player to debut on Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. He made his Major League debut Sept. 3, 2013 and was playing in his 72nd game.
Notable: Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday (see the updated top 10 player list on the home page). Kazmir (6.1IP 10K ND in the 5-2 win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.7 for the season. He ranks fourth among AL pitchers in Box-Toppers points.
Hutchison receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Alvarez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Dozier and Owings 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 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||11.0||`Blue Jays||Drew Hutchison||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||0||7|
|NL||6.0||Marlins||Henderson Alvarez (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||8||0||0||0||5|
|6.0||Nationals||Jordan Zimmermann (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||1||4|
|6.0||Mariners||Dominic Leone (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|5.0||Astros||Collin McHugh (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||2||0||0||2||4|
|BAT||4.0||Twins||Brian Dozier 2B||3||2||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.2||Pirates||Gerrit Cole (W, 6-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||4||1||1||2||6|
|3.1||Indians||Nick Hagadone (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Royals||Greg Holland (S, 16)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Orioles||Adam Jones CF||5||2||4||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Dbacks||Chris Owings SS||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||White Sox||Jose Abreu 1B||4||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Reds||Jay Bruce RF||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Cubs||Nate Schierholtz RF||4||0||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.