Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is Wednesday’s Player of the Day. Richards pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 4-0 win over the Astros.
Miguel Montero of the Diamondbacks is National League Player of the Day. Montero homered, went 3-for-4 and drove in six runs in the 16-8 win over the Rockies.
Oswaldo Arcia of the Twins is American League Batter of the Day. Arcia hit a three-run homer and a go-ahead single in the 6-4 win over the Brewers.
Notable: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright extended his overall Box-Toppers points lead for the season after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Wainwright (8IP 8K ND in the 5-2 win over the Royals) had a no-hitter going through five innings but eventually gave up four hits. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.0 for the season. He has led all players in Box-Toppers points since May 25–the current second-place player, Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, has 9.7 Box-Toppers points. (See the updated season top 10 player list on the home page.)
Richards receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Montero receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Arcia receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
All of Wednesday’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||13.0||Angels||Garrett Richards (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||0||9|
|8.0||Mariners||Hisashi Iwakuma (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||0||0||0||7|
|NL||6.0||Dbacks||Miguel Montero C||4||1||3||6||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Indians||Carlos Carrasco (W, 1-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|5.1||White Sox||John Danks (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||2||1||1||3||5|
|5.0||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||4||2||0||11|
|BAT||4.0||Twins||Oswaldo Arcia RF||4||2||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||Giants||Ryan Vogelsong (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||7||2||2||1||9|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Melky Cabrera LF||5||3||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Padres||Ian Kennedy (W, 5-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||2||1||7|
|2.0||Athletics||Yoenis Cespedes LF||5||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cubs||Starlin Castro SS||4||0||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Nick Markakis RF||3||1||2||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Marlins||Donovan Solano 2B||4||1||1||3||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.