Yankees pitcher Shane Greene is Saturday's Player of the Day. Greene pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 3-0 win over the Orioles.
This was Greene’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,381st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. Greene made his Major League debut April 24 and was pitching in his third game, making his second start.
Dodgers pitcher Paul Maholm is National League Player of the Day. Maholm pitched six scoreless innings in the 1-0 win over the Padres. He did not earn the win because when he left the game, the score was tied at 0-0.
Kevin Kiermaier of the Rays is American League Batter of the Day. Kiermaier doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates is NL Batter of the Day. McCutchen hit two homers and doubled in five at-bats, scoring three times, in the 6-5 win over the Reds. He earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 6.5 for the season and moving him to third place among NL batters in Box-Toppers player rankings. He also passes his Box-Toppers points total for 2013 of 6.0. McCutchen was 2013 NL Most Valuable Player but ranked 22nd among NL batters in Box-Toppers points last season.
Greene receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Maholm receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Kiermaier and McCutchen each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Saturday’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 Saturday, 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||10.1||Yankees||Shane Greene (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||0||0||2||9|
|7.2||Mariners||Hisashi Iwakuma (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.2||5||2||2||0||8|
|5.0||White Sox||Scott Carroll (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||2||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||4.0||Rays||Kevin Kiermaier CF||4||2||3||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Dbacks||Wade Miley (W, 5-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||3||4|
|4.0||Nationals||Rafael Soriano (S, 22)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.2||Astros||Josh Fields (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||3.0||Pirates||Andrew McCutchen CF||5||3||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Chris Johnson 3B||5||2||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Jhonny Peralta SS||3||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Chris Young PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Joe Smith (S, 14)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Tigers||Alex Avila C||4||1||2||3||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Twins||Kurt Suzuki PH, C||1||1||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.