Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is Monday’s Player of the Day. Arrieta, who took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out 10 in the 2-0 win over the Red Sox.
Arrieta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season. He is in 25th place in Box-Toppers player rankings and 11th among National League pitchers.
Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is American League Player of the Day. Jimenez struck out seven over eight innings, allowing one run, in the 7-1 win over the Rangers.
Rajai Davis of the Tigers is AL Batter of the Day. Davis hit a walk-off grand slam and went 2-for-5 in the 5-4 win over the Athletics.
Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals is NL Batter of the Day. Zimmerman went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in a run, in the 7-3 win over the Rockies.
Arrieta receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Jimenez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Davis and Zimmerman 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 watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Monday, 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||15.2||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||1||0||0||1||10|
|10.0||Dodgers||Dan Haren (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||1||5|
|AL||9.0||Orioles||Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 3-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||0||1||7|
|9.0||Padres||Jesse Hahn (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||0||0||2||9|
|3.0||Rays||Brad Boxberger (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|BAT||2.0||Tigers||Rajai Davis LF||5||1||2||4||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Mariners||Robinson Cano 2B||5||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Nationals||Ryan Zimmerman 3B||4||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Royals||Alcides Escobar SS||4||0||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Braves||Craig Kimbrel (S, 25)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|